Trailer Ratchet offers safe alternative to standard crank.

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Designed to fit all trailers and all standard landing gear, Sixth Wheel Ratchet enables truck operators to use ergonomically correct posture, utilizing body weight while minimizing muscle exertion to reduce risk of injuries. Made from hardened steel, self-locking security pin and cap can only be removed by using heavy-duty shop equipment.

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Dixie Industries Sixth Wheel Offers a Safe Alternative to Standard Crank on Trailer Landing Gear

AMHERST, N.Y., – Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products is proud to present the Sixth Wheel Ratchet for the transportation industry to ergonomically reduce the risk of injury to truck drivers.

The Dixie Industries Sixth Wheel Ratchet permits the operator to use an ergonomically correct posture, utilizing body weight while reducing muscle exertion to reduce risk of injuries. Eliminating just one worker injury could provide enough savings to outfit an entire fleet of trailers with Sixth Wheel Ratchets. The Sixth Wheel is a proven solution preferred by 80% of drivers in actual use tests and is designed to fit all standard landing gear. For more product details and specification information, please check out

The Sixth Wheel Ratchet is a great addition to our expansive line of Columbus McKinnon transportation products. To learn more about the products and services offered and to find a list of distributors, please contact customer service at

1-800-888-0985 or go to

About Columbus McKinnon

Columbus McKinnon is a global leader in the material handling industry, supplying products and systems that efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position or secure materials. Key products include hoists, cranes, actuators, chain and forged attachments. The Company is focused on commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by its superior design and engineering know-how. Comprehensive information on Columbus McKinnon is available on its web site at

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