2018 - Volume #42, Issue #2, Page #38[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Torsion Gooseneck Coupler Improves Towing
Borkholder says the new coupler results in a 90 percent smoother ride than a solid-mount hitch. That allows the truck to glide rather than bounce while pulling, increasing gas mileage and improving the ride. “The torsion action flexes, allowing the load to move up and down,” Borkholder says. “It also reduces metal fatigue caused by traditional hard-mount hitches and provides a smoother ride for animals in the trailer, too.”
The torsion hitch has heavy-duty rubber torsion flex cords that eliminate shock transfer without the use of airbags or bearings. It has a built-in mechanical tongue weight scale for balanced, safe loading. The hitch comes with a standard Gen-Y Versa-Ball and Pintle Lock. It’s powder coated with a tough, durable finish.
Borkholder says the coupler is computer engineered and manufactured to strict specifications that meet trailer and truck towing requirements. It’s a patented product that has a 10-year warranty on all moving parts. No greasing or lubrication is required.
Available with a 4-in. round or square mounting sleeve, the coupler has up to 25,000 lbs. towing capacity and 3,000 or 5,000 lb. tongue weight capacities using a 2 5/16 in. ball. It has 5 in. of offset and 2 in. of up-and-down movement. Prices are $799.99 for the light capacity model and $899.99 for the higher capacity version.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gen-Y Hitch, 621 E. Plymouth St., Bremen, Ind. 46506 (ph 574 218-6363; www.genyhitch.com).
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