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Towing Weight Distribution Systems

Weight Distribution Systems

Did You Know?

Towing without a Hayman Reese Weight Distribution Systems can cause unnerving trailer sway, reduced steering and braking responsiveness, less traction and misaligned headlamps. Over time you may also notice a reduction in fuel economy and increased tyre wear.

Hayman Reese Weight Distribution Systems improve safety, handling, control and comfort when towing.

When using a Weight Distribution System, the ball weight remains the same. However, the load is evenly distributed through the vehicle's chassis to all four wheels. It is important that the capacity of the Weight Distribution System is correctly chosen and that the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations are always followed.

Classic and Standard systems

Hayman Reese 600 lb & 800 lb Weight Distribution Systems come in a Classic and Standard style.

The Classic can be described as the Hayman Reese signature kit. The system is comprised of our proven traditional welded head, trunnion style high-performance bars with integrated cams, and with light weight extra durable cast steel shanks.

The Standard kit is comprised of round, hook style high-performance spring bars with integrated cams. Round spring bars allow for more clearance for trailers with 6” chassis. The system shares the same shank as the Classic kit and also has a lightweight cast steel head.

Understanding your trailer ball weight is the starting point for know which Weight Distribution System you need. Use the table below as a guide.

Ball Weight (kg)

Appropriate system

0 – 80


80 – 135


135 – 275

600 lb Kit

275 – 365

800 lb Kit

365 – 545

1200 lb Kit


Watch our YouTube videos

weight distribution explained

Weight Distribution Hitches Explained
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weight distribution set-up video

Setting up your Weight
Distribution Hitch
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weight distribution preparation

Preparing for your Weight
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600lb kit

800lb Kit

1200lb Kit
Drop Shank - Standard

1200lb Kit

Drop Shank - Standard
Drop Shank - 30mm
Drop Shank - 95mm
Drop Shank - 160mm
Drop shank - 30mm

Drop shank - 95mm

Drop shank - 160mm
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