From hauling heavy loads to withstanding environmental stress, durability testing is a critical part of towing equipment and trailer hitch qualification programs. Our experts provide testing and support for every type of product evaluation, from mechanical strength and metallurgical evaluation to climatic simulation.
Our transportation laboratories have years of experience testing virtually any type of towing and trailer equipment, from winches and jacks to hooks, chains and tow bars. Our durability testing services evaluate every aspect of a product’s performance, helping to determine fitness for purpose and useful life expectancy.
Test Requirements for Towing Equipment & Trailer Hitches
Depending on the goal of testing and the specification used, towing equipment and trailer hitches can be subjected to a number of test conditions. We can work with you to determine which standards and methods will work best for your products, helping to ensure their safety and long-term performance.
Some of the trailer hitch testing methods we can perform include:
- Salt spray and salt fog testing
- Thermal shock
- Vibration testing
- Fluid resistance testing
- Coupling/uncoupling force
- Voltage drop
- Tension and compression testing
- Load testing
Working with Element
We are committed to helping you succeed by ensuring safe, compliant products that are durable and fit for use. As a trusted testing partner in the transportation sector, we provide single-source, fully accredited services for automotive interiors and exteriors, engines and hydraulic systems.
For more information about how we can assist with towing equipment and trailer hitch testing, or to speak with one of our experts, contact us today.
Equipment We Test
We perform testing on a wide range of towing and trailer equipment, from hitches and chains to electronic connectors.
Some of the towing equipment that we test includes:
- Receiver hitch testing
- Coupling testing
- Hitch Ball testing
- Pintle Hooks / Mounts / Eyes
- Tongue Jacks
- Safety Chains
- Fifth Wheels
- Trailer Tow Bar Eye
- Tow bars
- Gooseneck Hitches
- Kingpins and Cotter Pins
- Locks and Padlocks
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