MORGAN, Hill, Calif. — What do you get when you combine a weight distribution hitch and sway control together in one box with some parts pre-assembled? A kit that is convenient to purchase, and easy to install, Husky Towing Products announced.
The company now offers four different weight distribution and sway control kits that include the hitch, sway control, trailer and sway control balls and all the parts needed to install the system — all in one package. The trailer ball and sway control ball are pre-assembled and torqued to the weight distribution hitch head. The lift chains are also pre-installed. This saves service personnel time searching for parts and installing the system, said Dennis Castagnola, executive vice president of manufacturing.
Kits are available in four tongue weight ratings:
- Rated to 600 pounds with a 2-inch ball
- Rated to 800 pounds with a 2-inch ball
- Rated to 800 pounds with a 2 5/16-inch ball
- Rated to 1,200 pounds with a 2 5/16-inch ball
The Husky hitch lift brackets are designed so they will not hit propane bottles and storage compartments on the nose trailers that do not extend over the edge of the frame. Husky’s Dual Pad Friction Sway Control System features pads that are asbestos free and are 1/4-inch thick for longer life, said Castagnola. Both the hitch and the sway control are heavy-duty steel construction with rust and corrosion resistant finishes.
Husky hitches are rigorously tested for quality, durability and safety, he added noting that tests include a salt fog test to check for corrosion resistance and a fatigue test to ensure durability. Husky Towing Products tests its hitches to comply with V-5 and SAE J684 standards to ensure towing safety.
“Only after rigorous testing on the test stand and in real-world conditions do we release a product for manufacturing,” said Castagnola. “Once in production, we test samples from each production run to ensure that we are providing our customers with quality towing products that meet or exceed their expectations.”
Husky Towing Products designs, manufactures and distributes a complete line of hitches, electrical products, and accessories for the towing industry. The company is committed to providing our customers with innovative products and excellent technical and customer support, he added. Husky Towing Products are distributed throughout North America.
SOURCE: Husky Towing Products press release