The McHitch Uniglide Trailer Coupling has been developed to be an all purpose coupler for all types of caravans and trailers including, off road campers, car trailers, horse trailers, tipping trailers and every type of tow situation out there.
The most important feature of our couplings is the use of a universal joint incorporating roller bearings to handle all of the horizontal/vertical movements, well past 90 degrees horizontally AND vertically (nothing else on the market comes close) with the twisting being handled in the rear body by shock absorbing graphite impregnated polyurethane bushes. The 2 and 3.5 tonne universal joint itself is the same found in all 4wd Landcruisers (industry part no RUJ-2041). The 4.5 and 6 tonne unis are out of a 10 tonne truck (industry part no. K5GB22R). The joint itself is held in place by registers and opposite threaded plugs/end caps which remove any end play and provides enough pressure on the cross to prevent the front section falling down.
On the new Automatic Coupler Range the receiver is bolted in place of the normal towball. The coupler incorporates a tapered shaft which enters the receiver horizontally which is a very close tolerance fit in the tapered section of the receiver.
The tapered shaft incorporates a stainless steel nose which is adjustable to ensure a very tight clamp fit for no movement what-so-ever. As with the 'Drop-On' range, a hitch pin is inserted through the assembly as the secondary locking measure. Hitching up is fast and easy with the special magnetic marker included in all auto kits as standard.
McHitch was one of seven finalists in the Society of Automotive Engineers-Australia Mobility Engineering Excellence Awards 2014. McHitch tontinues to this day as a family-owned and operated business in New South Wales, Australia.