Over the years, we have performed dozens of roadside rescues using vehicles as anchors or changes of direction. We have attached to wheels, tied through frame holes, and even seen folks girth hitch tow balls! It was always time-consuming and stressful guessing the safety of our attachment.
The Conterra Hitch-Plate answers the question of exactly where and how to anchor to your rig when performing a vehicle-based rope rescue.
The Hitch-Plate is beautifully made and "wicked strong." It is CNC machined entirely from billet aluminum in Conterra's ISO 9001 certified fab shop. It sports five large rigging holes and will fit in any 2 in. vehicle receiver. (Please check and make sure that your receiver is 2.00 inches)
It has an ingenious system that keeps the pin and cotter attached to the device so that they can't be lost and comes with its own padded ballistic nylon case with grab handle and hang loop.
Meets NFPA Standard 1983 (2012 ed.) and is UL certified. Rated for General Use (G) MBS 50 kN.
(For rope rescue only. Not for vehicle recovery or towing.)