The MAXTRAX Hitch 50 is designed as a towbar mounted recovery point exclusively for use with the MAXTRAX Core & Fuse Shackles, a key part of the MAXTRAX RECOVERY SYSTEM. As more adventurers replace the traditional steel shackles in their kit for the safer MAXTRAX soft shackles, the MAXTRAX Hitch 50 creates another safe opportunity for us to use them.
Standard recovery hitches and other recovery points are generally designed for use with hard shackles. The issue here, is generally if a soft shackle is used with these, the corners at either side could significantly weaken the shackle.
By engineering a hitch to be used exclusively with soft shackles the team at MAXTRAX have made a hitch with an extremely large curve radius to ensure it doesn’t weaken the soft shackle it is paired with.
Checkout the video below for a full run-down on the MAXTRAX RECOVERY SYSTEM:
Allows multidirectional pull in both vertical and horizontal axis
Weight: 1.45 kg
WLL: 8,800 kg
Destructive Test Break Load: 44,000 kg
Crafted from CNC machined 6061 billet aluminium with an anodised finish for corrosion protection.
It’s over-engineered with purpose, the idea being that it’s far safer to have the weakest point in the system as a synthetic part rather than a metal one.
Towbar/Hitch Fitment:Fits standard 50mm / 2 inch tow hitch receivers
Australian designed, engineered and tested.
Unfortunately the MAXTRAX Hitch 50 is incompatible with the VW Amarok Towbar.
Designed exclusively for use with soft shackles; will not allow for fitment of steel shackles.
Backed by a comprehensive Quality Assurance Program, each hitch is individually x-rayed for inclusions.