Anybody that uses the Ditch Hitch system has eliminated towing-related incidents 100%
Ditch Hitch Vehicle Recovery System
A stuck pickup truck in the mud or snow wonâ€™t stay stuck for long with the Ditch Hitch vehicle recovery system designed for a shock load. Thatâ€™s a promise from Vern Sparkes, the product inventor and president of Ditch Hitch in Calgary. His companyâ€™s product is in high demand from the oil and gas, mining, forestry, agriculture and utilities industries as a safe and easy to use vehicle recovery system for remote or off road towing in all seasons.
â€œVery briskâ€ is how Sparkes describes salesÂ of Ditch Hitch in Western Canada and northern U.S. states. â€œProbably within the next year to two years, we will be the industry standard for vehicle recovery in the oil industry,â€ said Sparkes in an interview from Calgary.
Several workers have been killed and seriously injured by unsafe towing devices and practices. â€œUnofficially, we are the industry standard inÂ my opinion because everybodyâ€™s using them,â€ said Sparkes.
â€œAnybody that uses the Ditch Hitch system has eliminated towing-related incidents 100%.â€
â€œWeâ€™ve got 22,000 systems out in the industry right now without fail and without incident in 10 years, so itâ€™s proven itself.â€
Ditch Hitch is a truck to truck system that retails from $585 and comes with two hitches that attach to a standard frame mounted receiver on the recovery vehicle and the stuck vehicle. Fleet pricing is also available.
â€œThatâ€™s the only way we sell them now because if a guy has only one, heâ€™ll tie onto something that isnâ€™t safe,â€ said Sparkes.
â€œSo our system has to be from Ditch Hitch to Ditch Hitch only.â€ The pulling is done by a two inch by 25 foot long nylon Fuse Link strap that connects to a pivoting U-bar on the Ditch Hitch unit.