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Nothing is stronger. Nothing is safer. Product Presentation CUFF May 2009 Quebec City. Agenda. Vehicle Recovery Overview Ditch Hitch ® Key Benefits Product Due Diligence Vehicle Recovery Today Customers Video . Vehicle Recovery Overview. Until now...

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Nothing is stronger nothing is safer product presentation cuff may 2009 quebec city l.jpg

Nothing is stronger. Nothing is safer.

Product Presentation

CUFF May 2009 Quebec City


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Agenda

  • Vehicle Recovery Overview

  • Ditch Hitch® Key Benefits

  • Product Due Diligence

  • Vehicle Recovery Today

  • Customers

  • Video


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Vehicle Recovery Overview

Until now...

  • Used chains, tow ropes with hooks, slings with tail chains, rope, wire rope, ...

  • Attached to trailer balls, tie down hooks, shackles, clevises, pintle hitches, bumpers,...

  • These products were never intended to withstand forces involved with vehicle recovery


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Vehicle Recovery Overview

  • Other products designed for applications such as hoisting, winching, tongue loads

  • Cannot be shock loaded or side loaded

  • Frame mounted hooks never intended for vehicle recovery

  • Become dangerous metal projectiles

  • Cause of accidents, equipment damage and even fatalities...


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Vehicle Recovery Overview

Many vehicle recovery stories...

Trailer BallsChainsShackles


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Vehicle Recovery Overview

  • Companies banned use of hazardous towing equipment

  • Implemented “No Tow” policies or instructed to call a tow truck

  • However...not practical in remote situations

  • Can be expensive & frustrating down time


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key benefits


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Ditch Hitch® Key Benefits

Strength

  • Strength tested at 69,000 lbs, stamp-rated at 14,000 lbs with safety margin of 5:1

  • Designed to withstand shock loads

  • Solid aluminum corrosion resistant

  • Total weight - 7.5 lbs


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Ditch Hitch® Key Benefits

Design

  • Fits standard 2x2 frame-mounted receivers

  • Patented swiveling U-Bar – turns with the pull in difficult situations

  • Eliminates side-loading and reduces strap wear

  • High tensile corrosion treated pins


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Ditch Hitch® Key Benefits

Recovery System

  • Practical, safe and easy to use

  • Used in conjunction with synthetic recovery straps

  • Eliminates need to attach to trailer balls, towing add-ons, hooks, bumpers

  • Eliminates use of chains, slings with tail chains, shackles, tow ropes with hooks


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Ditch Hitch® Due Diligence

  • Field and laboratory tested

  • Certified by Prof. Engineer – supersedes CSA

  • 5:1 safety factor exceeds industry standard

  • Vehicle receivers & recovery straps strength tested in partnership with Atco Electric


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Ditch Hitch® Due Diligence

  • Recovery strap is weakest link

  • 2” Fuse-Link® or 3” recovery straps available

  • Recommend Ditch Hitch® on both pulling and stuck vehicles – super complete kit

  • Safe vehicle recovery precautions printed on every Carry Bag

  • The only product on market designed specifically for vehicle recovery


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Vehicle Recovery Today

  • Lifting “No Tow” policies when using Ditch Hitch®

  • Ditch Hitch® Kits considered standard safety equipment on trucks – like a spare tire and jack

  • Industry benchmark for vehicle recovery

  • Nothing is stronger. Nothing is safer.


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Customer Feedback


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Customer Comments

  • We have been providing the Ditch Hitch to our field operations and have received excellent feedback from those who have used them. The ditch hitch provides a safe, simple and effective way for connecting a tow strap to the vehicle.

    British Petroleum

  • We now carry the Ditch Hitch in all our Peace Country Business unit vehicles, and with the addition of a specific procedure on where, when and how the Ditch Hitch is to be used we have all but eliminated "Towing Related" incidents.

    Encana

  • The Ditch Hitch is safe, lightweight, user friendly and in my opinion, the best towing solution available today. Thanks for a great product.

    Husky Energy

  • The Ditch Hitch is truly by far the safest recovery system that I have seen to date. The safety features and ratings you have engineered into this product are exceptional and I would recommend this product to anyone who would ever require to be towed.

    Nexen


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Ditch Hitch® Customers

  • Alliance Pipeline

  • Apache Canada

  • Atco Electric

  • Atco Pipelines

  • Big Eagle Hydro-Vac

  • British Petroleum

  • Burlington Resources

  • Canadian Natural Resources

  • Champion Technologies

  • Conoco Phillips

  • Devon Canada

  • Enbridge Pipelines

  • Encana

  • Exxon Mobil

  • Harvest Energy

  • High Pine Oil & Gas

  • Hunt Oil

  • Husky Energy

  • Keyera Energy

  • Manitoba Hydro

  • Nexen Canada

  • Pearl Exploration

  • Pembina Pipelines

  • Penn West Energy Trust

  • Petro Canada

  • Pioneer Natural Resources

  • Quick Silver Resources

  • Stoneham Drilling

  • Suncor Energy

  • Talisman Energy

  • Terra Core Drilling

  • Thompson Bros. Construction

  • Veritas Geophysical

  • …And Many Others


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Thank you!

Merci!


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