No matter if you use your truck for work or play there is always a need for a 5th wheel hitch, receiver hitch or a winch on your truck! Here at Truck Works South, we have everything you need when it comes to getting your boat to your favorite fishing spot, your camper to that perfect location, your equipment from job to job, or pulling your buddy out of that mud pit he buried his truck in!
Check out the information below on some of the truck accessories we have available to help make your choice on what style hitch is best or what size winch will get the job done! If you would like to talk with one of our experienced staff, get a quote or you are looking for a style we don't have below, please give us a call today and we would be happy to help!
Receiver hitches are the most popular style hitch due to it having so many mounting and towing capability options. With a receiver hitch you can choose to have it rear or front mounted. When it comes to towing capabilities a receiver hitch comes in five different class sizes. The different class size will depend on what style of vehicle you are installing it on and what towing capacity you are going to need.
The Goose Neck hitch is attached under the bed of your truck and capable of pulling bulky trailers with a lot of weight to them, most up to 30,000 pounds. Used mostly by farmers and industrial workers. With the “turnover” style this hitch will not limit you to using the full extent of your truck bed.
The 5th Wheel style hitch is used for larger campers or RVs. Depending on the size of your trailer most 5th Wheel hitches can pull between 16,000 to 30,000 pounds.
Most typically used for agricultural, industrial or military applications the pintle style of hitch is used for larger trailers and have a higher weight capacity than the typical ball style hitch. One of the major pros to this style hitch is that it offers a wider range of movement when attached making it ideal for towing on uneven surfaces such as off-road terrains.
The general rule when it comes to winch capacity is to take your vehicles GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) and multiply it by 1.5. This is going to determine the minimum pull that you are going to need out of a winch. However, most of the time if you are out wheeling you are going to have a lot of extra weight added to your rig and with all your after-market accessories and bigger wheels and tires. When you have that extra weight added you are going to burn up your gears if you have not made up the difference in weight with a heavier winch.
When it comes to what type of rope you desire on your winch you have two different options, synthetic rope or steel cable.
If you are using your winch for recovery or on the trail the synthetic rope is the best option for you because it is more flexible, lighter in weight, stronger and easier to handle. Along with being more expensive than the steel cable, the downside to this style rope is that it is extremely susceptible to UV exposure, chemicals, heat abrasion and chemicals.
If you are using your winch for more off-roading in abrasive terrain through mud, sand or rocks the steel cable is your best bet due to it being long-lasting, durable and easy to maintain. The downsides to the steel cable is that it can fray, corrode and at times break over time and you will want to wear gloves while handling.
When it comes time to think about where the best place would be to mount your winch you have a few different options to choose from depending on the style of winch you choose to go with. You can have a bumper mount, a multi-mount or a winch mounting bumper. With the bumper mounted winch, it is one of the easiest to install and provides you with excellent versatility. With the multi-mount bumper, they are typically more complex and at times less durable due to the mounting point. With the bumper mounted winch, these are designed to be vehicle specific and will look like it was meant to be there since day one.
One of the after thoughts you might have when choosing your winch is the way you are going to control you winch. With the electric winches there are two main ways to control them, either wired or wireless. With the wired you will have to stay within the distance of the winch your wire can reach. With the wireless you will have more flexibility to stand safely away from your vehicle and your winch while doing recovery.
Truck Works South
93 SE Oldham Pkwy
Lee's Summit, MO 64081
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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