Last updated on January 11th, 2020 at 12:25 pm
3500kg Al-ko Marine Coupling.
- Hole spacing is 182.5mm x 55mm – 4 x 13.5mm holes.
- The Al-ko marine coupling complies with Australian Standard 4177.3
- The Marine Coupling is rated at 3500kg.
- The adjustment nut on the head of the coupling is a 1/2″ BSW thread.
This nut prevents the Marine Coupling jumping on the tow-ball and creates and tight fit by removing slop that can occur through wear.
To properly adjust this nut
- Put pressure on the Marine Coupling head so that it is firmly on the tow-ball.
- Loosen the nut.
- Screw down the thread so that you can feel it touch the top of the tow ball.
- Now tighten the locking nut being careful not to unscrew the threaded screw.
One final thing, your coupling weight when attached to
- Tandem trailer should be around 5% to 7% of your total load.
- Single Axle trailer should be 7% to 10% of your total load.
Your coupling should now be tight and ready to tow.
- BALL COUPLINGS
2.1. ‘Ball Couplings’ intended for towing trailers up to 3.5 tonnes ‘ATM’ must comply with Australian Standard 4177.2 – 1994 “50 mm Towballs” or as amended from time to time.
- COUPLING BODIES FOR BALL COUPLINGS
3.1. The coupling body of a 50 mm ‘Ball Coupling’ intended for trailers up to 3.5 tonnes ‘ATM’ must comply with Australian Standard 4177.3 – 1994 “Coupling Body for Ball Couplings” or as amended from time to time.
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