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.

Quality/Value:

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!

Design/Value:

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

Strength/Value:

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.

Performance/Value:

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.