Hyland hitch

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 13, 2006 at 05:12
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I'm interested to hear from anyone who has experience or knowledge of the 'Hyland' brand hitch. It is said they have a three and a half tonne size. The style is articulated with a ball hitch arrangement. 'Kedron' appear to have a smaller size version on some of their vans seen. cheers.
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Reply By: TroopyTracker - Thursday, Jul 13, 2006 at 07:32

Thursday, Jul 13, 2006 at 07:32
G'day,
Do a search and you should find Steve's thoughts on the Hyland. They were used by BT for a bit I believe, discontinued use after trouble on corrugations??

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Reply By: Turist - Thursday, Jul 13, 2006 at 07:33

Thursday, Jul 13, 2006 at 07:33
I had one on BT No 1.
It broke.
So I will not have another one.

Fortunately we spotted the crack in the shaft just behind the ball socket prior to complete failure.
I believe that we were not the only failure.
To be fair hyland claim that the later models are stronger.

If you require ease of coupling/uncoupling try the AT6

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Follow Up By: Turist - Thursday, Jul 13, 2006 at 15:18

Thursday, Jul 13, 2006 at 15:18
OOPS!
Make that VC 6 by Vehicle Components
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Reply By: Motherhen & Rooster - Thursday, Jul 13, 2006 at 08:57

Thursday, Jul 13, 2006 at 08:57
Silver Fox - i don't have first hand experience of the Hyland, but we chose the AT35 and are happy with it. My husband regularly hitches the van up on his own.
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Reply By: Bushtracker - Thursday, Jul 13, 2006 at 17:29

Thursday, Jul 13, 2006 at 17:29
If you ask on the Owners Forum, I will discuss the results of our R&D on the Hyland..

But in summary, if you learn the tricks to using the AT35 per TIP # 66 "Off Road Hitch Choices" there are a lot of advantages to our normal hitch, and hooking and unhooking with ease is just a practiced learning curve. If you just cannot get along with it, for larger vans the D Rated VC Conical hitch is easy, about 6 tonnes of strong, and easy to hook up but it has limitations off road per TIP # 66...

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