The Tru-Hitch™ is a heavy-duty under lift towing device that utilizes the fifth wheel coupling as the pivotal connection between the pulling tractor and the truck in tow. The weight of the disabled vehicle is distributed among all axles of the towing tractor. The front axle of the towing tractor actually gains weight as the vehicle is lifted! This makes the Tru-Hitch™ system by far the safest heavy duty towing device in the transportation industry.
The Tru-Hitch™ can be attached to or detached from any tractor in less than two minutes, much like a tractor is coupled to a trailer. NO PERMANENT CONNECTIONS ARE REQUIRED. The system safely lifts at the axle or frame. A rigid coupling is completed by securing the truck in tow to the Tru-Hitch™ booms.
What makes the Tru-Hitch™ unique is that it imposes a downward load and pivots on the towing tractor at the fifth wheel, rather than behind the tractor, thus distributing the weight evenly on all axles. The disabled vehicle essentially becomes a "trailer". Other towing equipment can result in misapplied unsafe loads, but not the Tru-Hitch™
A Tru-Hitch has no special mounting requirements and does not require a stretched wheelbase tractor to counterbalance load. Any standard fifth wheel truck will accept a Tru-Hitch including single axle trucks. This PDF shows the swing clearance needed for full articulation in turning. This is helpful if your tractor has a sliding fifth wheel.
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