Husky Towing Products announced that its most powerful new tongue jack, the 5,000-pound capacity Super Brute HSB5000R, features a completely redesigned exterior housing, best-in-class screw jack design and the convenience of remote control operation.
According to a press release, proven power, extended reach and built in position shut-off are key features of the new jack. Additional enhancements include bright LED lights for the hitch area and a handy trailer connector storage bracket.
At the core of the Super Brute is a solid screw with a high-capacity ball nut, which can withstand the forces of lifting two and half tons of weight up to 18 inches at a rate of six inches in 60 seconds. When the jack reaches its full travel up or down, “Smart Stop” technology cuts power to the motor to avoid hitting a hard stop. “Smart Stop” technology also contributes to longer jack life, the company said.
Also available in the new Super Brute design is the HSB4000 with 4000-pound tongue weight capacity. Ball bearings reduce friction between the ball nut and the solid jack screw to increase efficiency and durability when lifting up to two tons of trailer tongue weight with the HSB4000.
The Super Brute 5000R comes equipped with remote control and includes two remote control key fobs. The operator can check for level while operating the jack or move to a position visible in the mirror to the tow vehicle. Drivers can even use the remote while watching the hitch ball in their truck backup camera.
Weather-protected, soft trigger switches are mounted on a backlit panel. High output LEDs light up the trailer A-frame tongue area for those predawn departures and after-dark arrivals. The LEDs flash when the jack is turned on or off using the remote.
Hardened steel gears, soldered electrical connections and overheat protection all add to the durability of the Super Brute, which draws 24 amps of current at full load. Husky’s trailer connector storage bracket provides a place to park the trailer connector plug out of the weather.
The Super Brute includes six feet of 10 gauge power supply wire, a 30-amp resettable circuit breaker and mounting hardware.