For those heavy-duty jobs, not just any type of hitch will do. You need a pintle hitch with a lunette ring combination to get the job done properly.
At Camco Wheel & Axle, we know commercial truck accessories, and we’ve got the perfect pintle/lunette hitch combination for your dollar. Here’s what you need to know about lunette ring.
What is a Pintle Hitch and Lunette Ring?
In short, a lunette ring is a type of trailer hitch that is mounted to your work trailer and provides strength and versatility. It’s ideal for heavy-duty towing, whether on a ranch or a construction site.
Its counterpart, the pintle hitch, is mounted to your work truck. Normally, the loop of the lunette ring is placed around the ball or hook of the pintle hitch you are using. The pintle hitch is then closed with a pintle latch, securing the lunette ring and creating a sturdy connection that can pull the heaviest of loads.
Lunette Ring Pulls a Lot of Weight
In terms of towing capacity, the lunette ring can withstand anywhere from 10,000 to 60,000 pounds and has a vertical load limit between 2,000 to 12,000 pounds. This is the reason why these types of hitches are recommended for heavy-duty towing. The sturdy steel lunette ring also comes with the option to lift or descend with special mounting brackets. This helps keep your trailer and your truck level.
Take caution, however. Because of the rough nature that the lunette ring was made for, it does wear down. Depending on what type of finish it was coated with, it may wear down faster or slower. Purchasing a lunette ring wear gauge set is your best bet to keeping track of the wear and tear that is being done to your lunette ring.
Lunette Rings Offer Stability
Because of the strong, sturdy connection that a pintle hitch and lunette ring provide, it is the best candidate to install on trailers that go offroad frequently.
Since most lunette rings come with an adjustable bracket, you can ensure that both your vehicle and trailer are level, avoiding a dip in either and providing stability that you seldomly get with other types of hitches.
When you need to get those tough jobs done, a pintle hitch with lunette ring combination will serve you well. Get one at McAllen’s number one total vehicle solution provider – Camco Wheel & Axle.
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