ATCO Electric fully implemented our new vehicle recovery system midway through 2009.
This includes the use of Ditch Hitch assembly on all our Class 1- 3, or light duty trucks,
up to 6350 kg GVWR . Our assemblies are now designed to have the 2 ” synthetic strap
as the “fuse link”, designed to break in case of a mechanical overload. This will prevent
other parts of the recovery assembly (i.e. hitch receiver assembly, closed eyes, various
recovery points) from being damaged. To my knowledge to date we have not had an
incident involving injury or damage to equipment since we implemented the use of the
Ditch Hitch. It’s a great system and our staff have been very receptive to it’s
implementation. Way to go Ditch Hitch!