Patent Number: 6,945,553

Title: Pressure hitch

Abstract: The pressure hitch is operable from the cab of a towing vehicle. The towing vehicle is equipped with a basic ball hitch and a vertically orientable hydraulically operated ram having a rubber pressure stub at its lowermost end in an orientation above the basic ball hitch. The towed vehicle has an inverted cup-shaped socket for coupling (without need for grip tightening) on the basic ball hitch. The ram's rubber pressure stub is vertically movable for pressing against the upper outer surface of the socket and is the sole structure for holding the socket and basic ball hitch together during towing operations. The ideal towing vehicle is a front end loader.

Inventors: Gerres; Ronald F. (Belle Plaine, MN), Gerres; Steven M. (Belle Plaine, MN)


International Classification: B60D 1/00 (20060101); B60D 1/04 (20060101); B60D 001/04 ()

Expiration Date: 09/20/2022