Hyland vs Treg Coupling

Submitted: Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 21:52
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I have reviewed the archives concerning the Hyland hitch and the comments all say that it is a good setup. I am investigating the difference between a Hyland vs Treg couplings. I have seen them and am aware that the Hyland is a ball
coupling and the Treg is a polyblock and pin. I am aware of the
differences in the effort required to hitch them (ie. Treg can be a
bit of a hassle). I am most interested in the rated load. The Hyland
hitch is rated to 2000kg and 3500kg and the kit supplied contains a towball
rated to 3500kg. Does anyone know the associated ratings for Treg.
Also I am interested whether anyone has ever recovered a another
vehcile with the trailer still attached (using a Hyland).ie. attaching a snatch strap to the trailer that has a Hyland and recoverying another vehicle/vehicle and tralier. Any comments/help would be appreciated.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 22:04

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 22:04
recovery with trailer attached would depend on the situation.. but I wouldnt recommend it..
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Follow Up By: Nick R - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 23:27

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 23:27
I would imagine doing a snatch this way would only be slighly less dangerous than doing one with the strap on the ball, at least when the ball breaks off it should stay in the female coupling.
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Reply By: Member - Camper (SA) - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 22:49

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 22:49
Hi Richard,
My Treg is rated at 2700kg.
Any ball hitch I know of will have less articulation than a Treg.
There is an Orac hitch which I have only seen in ads which looks like it will give 90 degrees each way but it has no brake fitting that I can see.
The Treg is not too hard to hitch once you get used to it but still not as easy as a ball,
but you do get adequate articulation without which on a ball hitch you will split the trailer (female) socket of the hitch which is only cast iron.
You can contact Treg at: sales @tregtrailers.com.au
Website: www.tregtrailers.com.au

Hope this helps,
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Follow Up By: 28patrol - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 23:55

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 23:55
Sorry mate, Hyland has the same articulation as a Treg and is much easier to use. That is why I swapped. Have heard of a forward snatch with the trailer attached, not sure that I would try a reverse unless I was desparate
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Follow Up By: Member - Ed. C.- Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 00:25

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 00:25
G'day Camper,
No disrespect intended, but I'm guessing that you haven't seen a Hyland coupling....
Once you've seen 'em, I'm sure you'll understand why they are gaining in popularity as the off-road trailer coupling of choice ...
Certainly my choice, & I know several folk who have swapped from Treg (or Orac) to Hyland...
(Perhaps someone who is more 'puter literate than I, may wish to post a link to some pics????)

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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 15:36

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 15:36
He wouldn't have seen a Hyland coupling as it is usually done in private (the Scots are a modest people).
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Reply By: motherhen - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 00:40

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 00:40
vehiclecomponents.com.au have a "conical" ball hitch which is easy to couple, but being a ball it still has limitations, so we are leaning towards their AT35. Check out their website.
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Follow Up By: Well 55 - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 08:08

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 08:08
The AT35 possibly has the highest rating of 3500kg.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 23:27

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 23:27
Track Trailers use AT 35 coupling ...... that is good enough recommendation for me!
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Reply By: Patcher - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 07:53

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 07:53
Hi Richard,

We had our hitch replaced with a Hyland coupling. What we specifically liked about it was how easy it is to hitch up the camper.

Here is some information from their brochure: The Hyland 2000 is a fully articulated 50mm ball coupling that can be connected and disconnected in the blink of an eye. Has been tested and is certified for use on trailers up to 2000kgs. Articulates to allow off road use in the most severe conditions, has a low profile so will not interfere with doors or tail gate operation. Can be padlocked on or off the tow vehicle.

I spoke to Darren Hyland before we bought ours and he explained that a U shaped piece of steel pivots around the coupling and that it has more articulation that a poly bloc.

We have found it absolutely fantastic, and I have twice had to take the camper (Jayco Outback Dove) on my own to have work done, I've removed it and hitched up again without any assistance. I find it just as easy to use as our domestic box trailer and yet we can safely take it off road.

You can contact Hyland on 07 32006261 and speak to them about the coupling. I have no interest in the company other than as a very satisfied 50's plus purchaser who needed something that was operator friendly.


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Reply By: Robert - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 08:16

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 08:16
I thought the big advantage of the Treg and Orac type couplings is that they have a polyurethane block or sleeve, that prevents any vibration/shock being transmitted to the tow vehicle. The other big advantage would have to be no ball covered in grease! Plus there is no need to ever make adjustments such as tightening the coupling to the ball.

After changing to a Orac type coupling, there's no way I would consider going back to a ball coupling, not for offroad use anyway!
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Reply By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 08:18

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 08:18
Richard - Go to this web page to see all of them together.

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Reply By: Patrick - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 19:34

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 19:34
Hi Richard,

I had the pleasure of using a Hyland on an off-road trailer during a 3 week trip to the Gulf last Sept. It was dead easy to use especially the low connection time.

I to have spoken with Darren Hyland and he impressed me further with his knowledge and common sense attitude. I have ordered one to be fitted to our van and am looking forward to getting off-road soon.



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Follow Up By: Skinnydog - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 00:18

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 00:18
I have also ordered a Hyland hitch after reading through various threads on the subject,and talking to Darren. The poly blocks I feel wont reduce much vibration on a Reece hitch set up as it is tow hitch itself that has metal to metal contact and inbuilt play.
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Reply By: Member - Camper (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 12:48

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 12:48
What a fully informative thread!
Liked the Scots input!
Beware of imagining that the Trigg coupling is the same as the Treg. Different company and no more articulation than a ball, at least in the vertical plane.
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Reply By: 3lgu rich - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 23:02

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 23:02
Thanks Everyone for your help. Your comments and time are much appreciated.
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