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Tilt-Carrier Owner Information

Tilt-Carrier Usage Restrictions:

When deciding to use a Tilt-Carrier, you need to know your towbar’s tow ball weight rating, which varies with vehicle and manufacturer. The combined weight of the Tilt-Carrier and a Golf Cruiser, which themselves have weights of 40 kg and 106 kg respectively, is 146 kg total. Ensure the added weight of any other accessories [such as golf bag/clubs] does not exceed 54 kg. If they do exceed this weight we suggest the golf bag/clubs is stowed in the vehicle’s boot or cabin.

The Tilt Carrier’s main deck has maximum carrying capacity of 230 kg. The loading ramp of the Tilt-Carrier has a maximum loading capacity of 200 kg. If the combined weight of rider, golf cruiser and golf accessories exceeds 200 kg, the cruiser should not be ridden onto the Tilt-Carrier, and only loaded/unloaded while walking alongside.

Use of the Tilt-Carrier is only suited to vehicles such as larger SUV’s, Vans, trucks, caravans and mobile homes which generally have longer wheel bases than cars. As vehicle types and road authority rules vary, it’s up to you to make sure that your use of the Tilt-Carrier complies with the local State Government road rules at all times. As the owner of a Tilt-Carrier you must be sure to follow these usage precautions and instructions:

  1. Drive sensibly and with safety. Avoid driving quickly over large/sharp undulations and gutters in the roadway which may cause the Tilt-Carrier and its load to “bounce”.
  2. Do NOT exceed your vehicles tow bar capacity rating. Check its limits with the manufacturer.
  3. Use a hitch drop/riser if the vehicle’s hitch mount height is too high/low. See Tilt-Carrier Accessories on this website.
  4. Use an Anti-Tilt Bracket on the hitch bar to eliminate as much rattle/wobble as possible. See Tilt-Carrier Accessories on this website.
  5. Do NOT ride your wheelchair/mobility scooter/golf cruiser onto or off the Tilt-Carrier and only load/unload it while walking alongside.
  6. If the Tilt-Carrier & the wheelchair/mobility scooter/golf cruiser sitting on it obstructs the lights and/or number plate (Tail, Indicator & Brake Lights), you will need to install a Light Bar Kit to the Tilt-Carrier. See Tilt-Carrier Accessories on this website.
  7. Make sure you install a copy-number plate/identifier to the back of the Tilt-Carrier. The Light Bar Kit has a number plate light and number plate holder.
  8. Always tie down your scooter when it is sitting on the Tilt-Carrier. You can do this by using the strong ratchet straps that we can provide. See Tilt-Carrier Accessories on this website.
  9. Take extra care when loading and unloading your wheelchair/mobility scooter/golf cruiser. Always look out for traffic. To reduce the loading ramp angle, load/unload from a curb-side raised nature strip if available.
  10. The vehicle’s rear overhang with the carrier attached must not exceed 1.2 meters from the rear of the vehicle, or 60% of the vehicle’s wheelbase, or 3.70m from the centre of the rear wheels, whichever is lesser. A flag may be required. Check with your local State transport department.
  11. When travelling without a wheelchair/mobility scooter/golf cruiser sitting on the Tilt-Carrier, move the Tilt-Carrier to the vertical position and move the Light Bar/Number Plate Holder to face the rear.

 

As vehicle types vary, it’s up to you to make sure that you comply with the road rules at all times.

 

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*If using a hitch drop/riser, it is only for use with the Tilt-Carrier, which is not a “vehicle”, and it is not ADR certified. As such, it must not be used with any type of trailer or trailable vehicle. [ADR 62 is in regard to “Mechanical Connections between Vehicles”]