Patent Number: 6,305,705

Title: No-sway hitch

Abstract: An improved trailer hitch is provided which provides greater control over the towing vehicle and towed vehicle by eliminating swaying of a towed vehicle and permitting the towing vehicle-towed vehicle combination to make sharper turns. The hitch comprises a beam mounted to the parallel side frame members of a towing vehicle. Pivotally attached to the beam are a pair of crossover arms which are also pivotally attached at their opposite ends to a trailer receiver. The receiver includes a traditional trailer attachment for connection to a towed vehicle. The receiver further includes an oscillator mounted on the receiver. This oscillator is operable for moving laterally along a long metal tube which is attached at each end to the frame members of the towing vehicle. The pivotal attachment at each end of the cross-over bars coupled with the lateral movement of the oscillator along the curved tube transfer forces which would normally produce sway in a towed vehicle to the beam mounted near the rear axle of the towing vehicle and to the frame members to which it is attached.

Inventors: Cook; Estle A. (Butler, MO)


International Classification: B60D 1/44 (20060101); B60D 1/00 (20060101); B60D 001/30 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018