Allows users to remove the plow hitch when not in use
The flat plate weighs less than a typical truck hitch. The flat plate hitch weighs about 450lbs, including the “cheek plates”/truck attachments, whereas a standard UQH style truck hitch (including truck attachments and lift cylinder) weighs about twice that much.
- Reduced maintenance for front-axle related issues
- Improved fuel mileage
- Improved ground clearance (bottom of the flat plate is higher than the bottom of a standard truck hitch)
Faster to hook up/un-hook plows
According to the feedback we’ve received, the flat plate style hitches have reduced the time it takes to hook up (or unhook) a plow.
The flat plate hitch is, by design, less protrusive than the typical truck hitch, especially when considering the lift arm (“stinger”) of the truck hitch. In the event of a collision between a plow truck and another vehicle, this could be the difference between life and death.