Truck Pintle Hooks – 36.8kN to 100kN
Couplemate truck pintle hooks are rated from 36.8kN to 100kN with all the required A.D.R. certification details on your invoice.
All Couplemate Pintle hooks are black powder-coated for durability and corrosion resistance.
Attach couplings to a tow bar or directly to the truck chassis via standard mounts (85mm x 45mm).
Couplemate assures purchasers that pintle hooks and other towing equipment are rigorously engineered and tested to the Australian D.O.T. standards.
Standard American Equipment (S.A.E.) do not satisfy Australian Standard testing requirements.
If the ring coupling has no D-Value, then the correct towing combination cannot be calculated.
Important: Select the correct pintle hitch from our calculator above. Example, kN of Pintle Hook and other towing equipment correctly matches your vehicle and trailer.
- CM501 – D-Value 36.8kN – CRN45737
- CM502 – D-Value 49kN – CRN45738
- CM503 – D-Value 73kN – CRN45954
- CM504 – D-Value 84kN – CRN45955
- CMT260 – D-Value 100kN – No Cushon Booster – Offset Holes
- CMT260-1 – Booster to suit CMT260 only
The towing capacity for pintle hitches has long been a mystery for many when selecting the right size pintle hook. The pintle hitch rating is maximum horizontal load in kN given to a pintle hook as a precursor to A.D.R. approvals.
Towing capacity for Pintle Hooks is critical when selecting the correct pintle hook because depending on your truck and trailer weight, the towing capacity is changing.
When towing equipment capacity is mismatched, towing components wear and break prematurely. As a result, significant traffic accidents occur, causing injury and death.
The manufacturer states he does not have a D_Value. (in this case, you cannot use this pintle hook on a public road). Further, D-Value without a C.R.N. number is an unregistered or uncertified D-Value. ADR62/02 regulations determine product safety.
Minimum towing requirements
D Value and in some instances, V-Value tests must be satisfactorily completed. V-value is the vertical towing maximum capacity.
You also may wish to choose a ring coupling to install on your trailer. Ring couplings fall into the same calculation equation. Couplemate tested the 3″ ring coupling above to 49kN.
Finally, the hitch rating is a measurement of force as a result of dynamic testing (2,000,000 cycles at full load) where maximum pressure is applied to the pintle hitch. In case of a Couplemate 10t pintle hook pintle ring on the right-hand side image, the “D-Value” is 49kN.
Couplemate Trailer Parts sells only the best quality Truck Pintle Hooks 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.
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