Quick Hitch Model 400


Since 1963, Layton has been giving contractors good reasons to buy their Quick-Hitch; the truck hitch for self-propelled finishers:

  • Layton designed and pioneered the original truck hitch in 1963; the Layton “Quick Hitch”
  • Layton has always been committed to providing the best value available.
  • Layton has earned a reputation for building only quality products and for constantly up-gradng components whenever they become available, as well as incorporating new features.
  • Layton can be counted on day in-day out, year after year.


Built in quality, such as: Hitch Arms were made from high-strength alloy steel; hardened chrome Slide Rails; Bronze Pivot stops; case hardened Slide Arms supported by spring steel bearing strips; and high-strength steel construction throughout; as well as replaceable wear parts, assured the Layton Quick-Hitch would out-live, out-wear, and out-value, any truck hitch available!

Prudent contractors realized surface similarity of  machines meant little after maintenance, repairs, reliability, and longevity were analyzed…quality construction always costs less and earned them more!


The Model 400 was a narrow design which allowed trucks to position closer to the finisher conveyors; this eliminated unnecessary hand work.


High-strength steel was used throughout the construction of the Model 400.  The Model 400 was designed to assure a long initial life, and replaceable wear parts assured an extended life beyond that.


The center Pivot Clevis, mounted to hardened chrome slide rails, allowed a free floating action that kept the complete beam assembly directly behind the truck at all times.

The Layton Model 400 Quick-Hitch consisted of two basic components: one was fastened to the paver; the other hydraulically attached to the truck.

The Quick Hitch fit all trucks: single axle, tandem, or semi-dump.  It allowed positive truck hook-up on all tires from 8.25×20 through standard balloons.

In addition to preventing costly spillage, vital horsepower previously wasted by the truck brake resistance was released to increase paver efficiency- this permited faster paving speeds and eliminated excessive wear of the paver’s mechanical power train.

Fingertip control allowed the operator to attach the paver to a truck in 4 seconds.  No time was lost in hooking or un-hooking the Layton Quick-Hitch.

The built in flexibility of the Layton Quick-Hitch enabled pavers to operate more efficiently under all conditions.

The Layton Quick-Hitch didn’t interfere with the paver’s automatic screed control.  The Quick-Hitch required 3 to 5 gallons per minute of hydraulic flow at 1,200 to 1,800 PSI.