Bolt Locks has developed a one-key lock technology to help contractors, construction companies, landscapers, etc., protect equipment, such as hitches, utility or enclosed trailers, and more.
The locks use tumblers to memorize a vehicle’s ignition key the first time it is inserted into the lock. One complete turn of the key moves the tumblers to fit that one specific key, resulting in a programmed lock.
“Bolt Locks are truly unique in that they are a useful solution to reducing key clutter because the ignition key is used to operate any Bolt lock,” explained Jason Buckles, sales account manager at Bolt. “Anyone that tows will find our One-Key Lock Technology both innovative and practical. Commercial fleets can make duplicates of the master ignition key if they have multiple drivers.”
Bolt’s stainless steel coupler pin lock fits couplers from 1/2-in. to 3 3/8-in. in 1/8-in. increments, providing a snug fit. It secures the locking lever from any movement and serves dual purposes: Locking a trailer ball when hitched to a vehicle or making the coupler unusable when off of the vehicle. When the trailer is not hitched to a vehicle, the coupler pin lock secures the locking lever so that it cannot be moved in order for a different vehicle to attach a ball mount to the trailer.
Designed to lock the ball mount receiver onto the vehicle’s hitch, the Receiver Lock comes in two sizes: 1/2-in. and 5/8-in. The 1/2-in. Receiver Lock fits Class 1 and 2 hitches while the 5/8-in. Receiver Lock fits Class 3, 4, and 5 hitches. The receiver locks work by locking the ball mount to the receiver. When the ball mount is attached to the receiver hitch of the vehicle, the receiver lock is inserted and locked into place.
According to the company, this specific lock can be used whether or not a trailer is hitched to the vehicle. The receiver lock prevents the ball mount from being stolen from the vehicle as well as preventing the trailer itself from being stolen with the ball mount receiver.
Cable locks and padlocks
The company’s cable lock can secure generators, tools or accessories to a trailer or any other item which needs to be protected during transport or storage. This multipurpose cable lock features a six foot long 1/4-in. black vinyl coated coiled cable. According to the company, the Bolt Lock padlock can also be used to lock an enclosed trailer door, lock a toolbox or a gate.