On or around Thu, 10 Mar 2005 21:39:13 +0000, Colonel Tupperware
<firstname.lastname@example.org> enlightened us thusly:
>I've got 2 types of Ball and Pin tow hooks, but the consensus at work
>is that the NATO ring wont fit in a 3.5tonne Dixon Bate dual pin /
>ball hitch, or my other Sealey type hitch.
no, It won't, the nato ring is larger. What trailer? If it's a 4-wheeler,
then you'll need a special thing to fit the DB sliding hitch rails, in order
to get the hitch at the right height; the standard height is about in line
with the disco bumper.
A sankey or similar will slope downwards, if you mount it lower.
Just been and measured it - the rectangle looks to be about 86x43mm. If
you're looking at bolting to a standard DB hitch-mounting plate then that's
12mm thick, and the flanges on the nato hitch are something like about 16mm,
so your bolts need to be about 45 or 50mm, I should think.
If you want details of the adapter I made for the DB hitch rails, then these
can be supplied. In fact, if anyone does...
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.fsnet.co.uk
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