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Conner

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  1. I had problems with a bar and chain set Fron Northern Arb. Rototec Ordered the matching set but wrong chain supplied a phone call sorted it out eventually!
  2. Looks like new belts are required. Those are shot. Suspect the heat is from the belts slipping. I would change belts and tension so belts can be rotated to 90 deg. Then try it.
  3. When we used to for towbars for Witter they stated. A drop plate can only be used as a drop plate. The towbar is designed to have the load either as designed or lower due to the fulcrum effect. I suppose it comes down to it being a “Drop plate” not a “raise plate”. If a customer wanted the ball higher we would supply adjustable ball. Or modify the trailer to suite.
  4. The problem is not with the plate itself. The tow bar is designed to have the load directly on the M16 bolts. This can be lowered by 2”. But when raised the forces change and load up the mounts on the tow bar.
  5. Drop plates are only designed to “drop”. You cannot fit them to raise the tow ball the load is in the wrong place. There are adjustable tow hitched available. These used to be fitted to old land rovers vans to get the right height. A drop plate might be ok but if an accident occurred liability would be with the owner.

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