Hitch Mounted Anchor Systems

Portable Hitch Mounted Fall Protection Systems

The Diversified by Tuff Built Mobile Hitch Mounted Anchor System is a counter weighted, OSHA compliant portable fall arrest system.  Designed to provide an overhead anchor system  where and when you need it, this mobile fall protection system sets up quickly and uses outriggers to ensure a stable, safe platform for employees working at heights.  Ideal for outdoor applications lacking overhead support structure, the hitch mounted fall arrest system comes in a variety of stock configurations to meet your fall protection needs.

Please Note:  The tables below show standard stock sizes/configurations, but if your application requires modifications to an existing design, contact us to discuss your specific needs.

We are a complete turnkey provider of OSHA compliant portable and mobile fall arrest systems and have years of design and installation experience.  Contact us for expert assistance with your fall arrest, fall restraint and fall protection safety requirements.

 

Design Considerations

*Pro-7 Hitch Mounted Mobile Anchor Points - Single Anchor Point Fixed Height
PART NUMBERNOMINAL SYSTEM
ANCHOR HEIGHT
NOMINAL
SYSTEM OFFSET
MINIMUM HEIGHT OF ANCHOR
ABOVE WORK SURFACE
DIAMETER OF WORKING ZONE
WITHOUT OUTRIGGER KIT (WA1)
DIAMETER OF WORKING ZONE
WITH OUTRIGGER KIT (WA2)
7017916’-0”62.00"7‘-0”5’-0”10’-0”
7002718’-0”66.185’-0”
7002620’-0”70.38”NA
7002522’-0"74.62”NA
7002124’-0”78.88NA
*Custom Trailer Hitch Mounted Configurations Available Upon Request
*Pro-7 Hitch Mounted Mobile Anchor Points - Double Anchor Point Fixed Height
PART NUMBERNOMINAL SYSTEM
ANCHOR HEIGHT
NOMINAL
SYSTEM OFFSET
MINIMUM HEIGHT OF ANCHOR
ABOVE WORK SURFACE
DIAMETER OF WORKING ZONE
WITHOUT OUTRIGGER KIT (WA1)
DIAMETER OF WORKING ZONE
WITH OUTRIGGER KIT (WA2)
7034016’-0”62.00"7‘-0”5’-0”10’-0”
7033918’-0”66.185’-0”
7033820’-0”70.38”NA
7033722’-0"74.62”NA
7009524’-0”78.88NA
*Custom Trailer Hitch Mounted Configurations Available Upon Request

OSHA Regulations

Personal Fall Arrest Systems:  System performance criteria. In addition to the general requirements in paragraph (c) of this section, the employer must ensure that personal fall arrest systems: 1910.140(d)(1)(i)
  • Limit the maximum arresting force on the employee to 1,800 pounds (8 kN); 1910.140(d)(1)(ii)
  • Bring the employee to a complete stop and limit the maximum deceleration distance the employee travels to 3.5 feet (1.1 m); 1910.140(d)(1)(iii)
  • Have sufficient strength to withstand twice the potential impact energy of the employee free falling a distance of 6 feet (1.8 m), or the free fall distance permitted by the system; and... 1910.140(d)(1)(iv)
  • Sustain the employee within the system/strap configuration without making contact with the employee's neck and chin area. 1910.140(d)(1)(v)
  If the personal fall arrest system meets the criteria and protocols in appendix D of this subpart, and is being used by an employee having a combined body and tool weight of less than 310 pounds (140 kg), the system is considered to be in compliance with the provisions of paragraphs (d)(1)(i) through (iii) of this section. If the system is used by an employee having a combined body and tool weight of 310 pounds (140kg) or more and the employer has appropriately modified the criteria and protocols in appendix D, then the system will be deemed to be in compliance with the requirements of paragraphs (d)(1)(i) through (iii). 1910.140(d)(2)   The employer must ensure that:
  • On any horizontal lifeline that may become a vertical lifeline, the device used to connect to the horizontal lifeline is capable of locking in both directions on the lifeline. 1910.140(d)(2)(ii)
  • Personal fall arrest systems are rigged in such a manner that the employee cannot free fall more than 6 feet (1.8 m) or contact a lower level. A free fall may be more than 6 feet (1.8 m) provided the employer can demonstrate the manufacturer designed the system to allow a free fall of more than 6 feet and tested the system to ensure a maximum arresting force of 1,800 pounds (8 kN) is not exceeded. 1910.140(d)(3)
  • Body belts. Body belts are prohibited as part of a personal fall arrest system.

Did You Know?

A fall from an unprotected loading dock can cause serious injury or death?