B&W Trailer Hitches
By Margaret Evans
Anyone who hauls a gooseneck trailer knows how frustrating it can be to have a hitch ball right in the middle of the truck bed during times when you need to use the box for loading supplies or equipment. Roger Baker and Joe Works, founders of B&W Trailer Hitches, knew this too. Thirty years ago, they pioneered an innovative engineering design that created a hitch when you need it, a level bed when you don’t – the Turnoverball™.
What makes the Turnoverball™ so unique is that when not in use, the ball can be pulled out, turned over, and dropped back in the hole to stow beneath the bed. The mounting framework actually bolts to the truck frame and needs no welding, drilling, or bed removal to install.
Their creation revolutionized the gooseneck hitch industry and is now the gold standard in the hauling industry. This type of ball storage and mounting system is used by nearly every gooseneck hitch manufacturer today.
A hitch is only as good as the welds holding it together, so at B&W Trailer Hitches, they make sure those welds are done right at their plant in Humboldt, Kansas. Their skilled employees make those welds according to the ASTM Welding Standard. There’s a lot riding on your hitch, and those relatively small pieces of engineered steel play the leading role in keeping your truck and trailer connected.
B&W also manufactures cab protectors designed to protect the cab rear window, and shield you from the impact of accidents that might put you at risk from that load of equipment in the bed of the truck. That’s why B&W produced a flawless structure designed to protect and fit the cab. And it looks good too, with pre-wired LED lights with chrome accents, heavy duty American steel construction, and high gloss powder-coated finish in black. It comes with a mounting kit.
They’ve come a long way since those days in a Kansas garage when Roger and Joe put innovation to work and created the Turnoverball™. Today, their 240,000 square foot shop is just a kilometer from that original garage and employs 350 friends and neighbours. Quality remains their number one priority.
To learn more, visit: www.turnoverball.com.