2010 - Volume #BFS, Issue #10, Page #49
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Tilt-A-Hitch Makes Trailer Loading Easy
Lane Smith designed and built a tilting trailer hitch to load low-clearance classic cars on his trailer. Since welding up that first prototype five years ago, he's patented the Tilt-A-Hitch.
  "First and foremost is the ability to tilt any trailer," Smith says. "The second is the ability to connect almost any height trailer to any height truck with 12 different towing positions over 14 in. of travel.
  To tilt a trailer down, lower the trailer jack to support the load, take out the Tilt-A-Hitch pin. Crank the jack up and the trailer back tilts down for easy loading and unloading.
  Smith initially built the tilting hitch to haul his '32 Coupe on a trailer behind his Kenworth motor home. Despite adding boards and blocks to extend the ramp, the angle was too steep to load the coupe. Tilt-A-Hitch solved the problem.
  Smith has even put the hitch on horse trailers for horses that are nervous about backing out of a trailer.
  "I overbuilt it to be bullet proof," Smith says. The hitch is made of 1/4 and 5/16-in. steel, and mounts to any 2-in. receiver. It has a powder coat finish, weighs 34 lbs. and is rated for 8,000-lb. loads. Smith is offering a Christmas special (until Jan. 31) at $109.95. Ask about our 12-volt electric jack option. Smith is interested in adding more dealers.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Lane Smith, Tilt-A-Hitch, P.O. Box 27366, Knoxville, Tenn. 37927 (ph 618 616-1790; Smithmgmt@aol.com; www.tiltahitch.com).

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2010 - Volume #BFS, Issue #10