The Best Lock for Your ATV Towing Needs

Anyone who owns an ATV knows how versatile and valuable they can be, which is why its important to take care of your own. Whether you use your ATV for work or play, chances are you'll need to tow it at some point. But towing an ATV comes with its own set of challenges, the biggest being security so you'll have the peace of mind to leave its side. You don't want your ATV to be stolen or damaged while it's being towed, so finding the right lock is essential. In this blog post, we'll explore the essentials of finding the best lock for your ATV towing needs.

Three Key Features to a High Quality ATV Towing Lock


When it comes to lock materials, you have two options: stainless steel or hardened steel. Generally, stainless steel is durable, rust-resistant, and easy to maintain. Hardened steel, on the other hand, is more challenging to cut. However, it’s susceptible to rust, especially when exposed to moisture. In terms of brute force, both materials are capable of withstanding most theft attempts.

Lock Type

The two most common types of locks for ATV towing are padlocks and hitch locks. Padlocks offer a versatile locking option but can be easily cut by thieves with bolt cutters. Hitch locks, on the other hand, are circular and fit directly into the hitch of your ATV. These locks are permanent devices, which means they can’t be easily removed by thieves. However, hitch locks tend to be more expensive than padlocks.

Size and Weight

When deciding on a lock, size and weight are also vital considerations. Larger locks tend to be heavier and can be challenging to transport, while smaller ones are easy to carry but are not as strong. The ideal lock should be able to withstand blunt force damage without bending or being so large its burdensome. It should also be tight enough that it doesn’t move much, but not so tight that it’s challenging to attach and remove.

The FORTRESS™ Coupler Lock from Fastway Trailer Products

Are you towing your ATV or motorbike on a utility trailer? If so, then you need to make sure that trailer is secured and protected from thieves. Fastway’s Fortress Coupler Lock allows you to secure your utility trailer after disconnecting it from the towing vehicle. Our lock is made of corrosion resistant materials and designed to fit virtually every coupler style. Its hinged cover and durable exterior ensures your lock and coupler are protected from rust, ice, and all other forms of weathering.

Don’t leave your utility trailer open to theft! Tow your ATV with peace of mind by securing your cargo with the FORTRESS™ Coupler Lock today!

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