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Quick one for a friend.

He's picking up his first van on Saturday and it has a winterhoff hitch. Which type of towball does he need to go with it?

 

Cheers, Mark

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You don't have the bulk of the Alko head, so a standard (cleaned) ball is fine.

I must admit I found it a lot better than the Alko. I used their own Rob Stop

hitch Lock, a superb bit of kit.

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just to second gumdrop, a standard type tow ball is all that is needed with a winterhoff coupling, but you can use the Al-Ko if thats what is fitted to your towcar, jim

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Quick one for a friend.

He's picking up his first van on Saturday and it has a winterhoff hitch. Which type of towball does he need to go with it?

 

Cheers, Mark

 

WINTERHOFF fitting instructions: http://www. winterhoff. de/Bilder/WS3000-02_GB. pdf

 

The ball coupling WS 3000 can only be used together with coupling balls corresponding to DIN 74058 / ISO 1103 when the neck is free of fittings over a distance of 35mm Fig. 1) instead of 32 mm as per DIN 74058 / ISO 1103 )

 

 

Technically, the Winterhoff stabiliser coupling does not meet the requirements DIN 740588 of 32mm clearance below the centre line of the ball.

However, it is generally accepted that a standard ball can be used.

 

Alko stabilisers require 60mm clearance so a tow ball that provides enough clearance must be used

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You don't have the bulk of the Alko head, so a standard (cleaned) ball is fine.

I must admit I found it a lot better than the Alko. I used their own Rob Stop

hitch Lock, a superb bit of kit.

Definately, on both counts! But using an Al-Ko ball will give more working clearnce for hitching.

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Thanks guys. He's happy now he doesn't have to worry about changing.

Just beginning our adventure. 95% of my time on CT I use my phone. As a result correct spelling and grammer will be used sparingly. This is due to fat fingers. Please don't let it bother you.

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