Conterra - Hitch-Plate
The Conterra Hitch-Plate™ answers the question of exactly where and how to anchor to your rig when performing work from the roof.
The Hitch-Plate™ is beautifully made and wicked strong. It is CNC machined entirely from billet aluminum in Conterra's ISO 9001 certified fab shop. It sports five large rigging holes and will fit in any 2" vehicle receiver. (Please check and make sure that your receiver is 2.00 inches) It has an ingenious system that keeps the pin and cotter attached to the device so that they can't be lost. It comes with it's own padded Ballistics nylon case with grab handle and hang loop.
How It Works:
Have you ever been on top of a multi-pitch roof with more windows to clean but no real anchor points on the roof to tie on to? If this scenario leaves you feeling unsafe and uneasy, your day is about to be made. This Hitch Plate is one of the great solutions to residential rigging. If you have your vehicle near by, move it to the opposite side of the house you'd be working on. Attach the Hitch Plate to the hitch of your vehicle. From here, simply tie the rope off on one of the many holes (multiple holes for multiple uses) in the Hitch Plate. From here, throw the rope over the house, so the tail end is on the ground on the opposite side of the house from the vehicle. You'll use this line of rope to connect your harness to climb up the house and have as your safety line. And Voila! A safe means by which to clean any story of window (assuming your rope is long enough of course) and have a back-up safety rope in case anything were to happen.
Meets NFPA Standard 1983 (2012 ed.) and is UL certified. Rated for General Use (G) MBS 50 kN.