Truck Trailer Pintle Coupling Scales

If you are heavy on the scales, shift weight from the front of the axle set to a more central location. This action will lower the weight on your tow ball, allowing your vehicle to become lighter and therefore brake more effectively.

Towing a Balanced Caravan

Towing a Balanced Caravan

Towing a Balanced Caravan Towing a balanced caravan is a daunting, if not, seemingly impossible task for new caravanners. It is hard to tow a caravan. We find a large number of caravanners have been advised to install load levelling devices. Caravan load levellers or weight distribution hitches were initially believed to be the best […]

Electronic Control Units (ECU) and Towing Looms

Why do I need an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) on my towbar? It would be true to say, being an Electrician, I can wire almost anything. Then along came the computer in motor vehicles. Computers are energy management systems. Computers monitor and control most of the energy associated with a motor vehicle including the 12v system. […]

Pintle Hooks and Certified Testing

Pintle Hooks and Certified Testing

Pintle Hooks and Testing Certificates Pintle hooks and all towing couplings over 3500kg must be Dynamic Cyclic tested over 2,000,000 cycles, be certified to ADR62 and comply with Australian Design Rules for use on Australian roads. The fire truck image made us all look twice. It important drivers and installers understand how to pick the […]