Utility vehicles: Coupler pin lock keeps cargo secured

Commercial vehicles: Bolt expands product line with new coupler pin lock. Lock fits couplers from 1/2-in. to 3 3/8-in. for a variety of applications.

Content Dam Up En Articles 2014 08 Utility Vehicles Coupler Pin Lock Keeps Cargo Secured Leftcolumn Article Thumbnailimage File

Safety products: The only thing that beats staying organized when hauling cargo is keeping that cargo well-secured while on the road. To assist, STRATTEC Security Corporation's BOLT product line has expanded with the release of the BOLT Coupler Pin Lock, which features an adjustable pin, making it ideal for many types of couplers and offering travelers peace of mind when leaving hitched vehicles unattended.

The Coupler Pin Lock features STRATTEC's patented one-key lock technology, which streamlines travel by enabling the lock to be permanently programmed to the vehicle's ignition key-that means the driver can use a single key no matter how many BOLT locks are in play.

The weather-proof BOLT Coupler Pin Lock fits couplers from 1/2-inch to 3 3/8-inch and is adjustable in increments of 1/8-inch allowing for a snug fit in any size. The lock is designed to slide easily along the stainless steel pin and is engineered with no exposed shackle, helping further deter theft. It features a plate tumbler sidebar to prevent picking and bumping and its stainless steel lock shutter helps keep out dirt and moisture.

"The Coupler Pin Lock is designed for a wide range of coupler sizes, offering towers versatility in addition to the improved level of security BOLT technology provides," said BOLT National Sales Manager Erika Garcia.

The lock is easily programmed the first time the ignition key is inserted into the BOLT Lock cylinder where spring-loaded plate tumblers move up and down, uniquely coding the cylinder to that specific key.

Additionally, the Coupler Pin Lock can be used with the BOLT Receiver Lock, which is used to lock the trailer to the hitch. STRATTEC offers a 5/8-inch Receiver Lock for most trucks and SUVs with a Class III, Class IV and Class V hitch, as well as a 1/2-inch Receiver Lock that fits Class I and Class II hitches.

For more information about Bolt or other products, click here to go to Utility Products’ Buyers Guide.

More in Vehicles & Accessories