Truck Pintle Hooks | 36.8kN to 84kN

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Last updated on November 3rd, 2019 at 08:37 am

Couplemate truck pintle hooks are rated from 5 tonnes to 16.5 tonnes with safety catch included.

All Couplemate Pintle hooks are black powder coated with a corrosive resistant alloy and suit standard mounts (85mm x 45mm).

Combination Pintle hooks are available with two variations. Standards Pintle Hook and the Low wear 6t Pintle Combination Hook. Also available is the high tensile, low rattle hitch pin rated to 6t.

Purchase heavy duty, replacement high tensile pintle hitch bolts here.

Pintle Hitch is individually boxed and available in 4 different ratings:

Important: Select the correct pintle hitch from our D-Value calculator below. Example, kN of Pintle Hook and other towing equipment correctly matches your vehicle and trailer.

D -Value for Pintle Hooks

D -Value for pintle hitches has long been a mystery for many when selecting the right size pintle hook. D-Value is maximum horizontal load in kN given to a pintle hook.

D -Value for Pintle Hooks is critical when selecting the correct pintle hook because depending on your truck and trailer weight, the D-Value is changing.

“So I think I need a 10t pintle hook because I am towing an 8t trailer with a 20t truck.”

The manufacturer states he does not have a D-Value. (in this case, you cannot use this pintle hook with no D-Value).

The cost to test equipment is a significant expense, sometimes up to $30,000. The purpose of testing is to provide a safe and reliable product. ADR62/02 regulations determine product safety.

D-Value and in some instances V-Value tests must be satisfactorily completed.

pintle ring coupling 6 tonnes adr approved

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D-Value is the result of dynamic testing (2,000,000 cycles at full load) where a maximum value applied to the pintle hook. In case of a Couplemate 10t pintle hook, the D-Value is 49kN.

Now review our Min requirements for D-Value and select your truck GVM and Trailer ATM.

You also may wish to choose a ring coupling to install on your trailer. Ring couplings fall into the same equation. If it does not have a maximum D-Value, then you cannot calculate the correct towing combination.

Couplemate has tested it 3″ ring coupling to 49kN. From the table above, it is easy to calculate the correct towing configuration.

Finally, this article follows our last report on Dee Shackle – How to Select the Correct Size

Truck Pintle Hooks | 36.8kN to 84kN

Couplemate Trailer Parts sells only the best quality Truck Pintle Hooks | 36.8kN to 84kN and caravan spare parts throughout Australia. Customers are welcome to either pickup or take advantage of our low freight rates. Express shipping to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, and Hobart. We also ship products to New Zealand via Australia Post Air Express.

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 20 cm
Pintle Hook D-Value

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