WHY CROC HINGE®
Both versatility and practicality come into play with this unique patented design making it the ultimate way to mount your 4×4 recovery boards and accessories. It’s super easy to interchange between positions. After all we live in a dynamic, ever-changing world so why not have flexibility with how you store your accessories?
The idea for the CROC HINGE® 4×4 bracket developed in response to a need for better versatility and access when it came to mounting 4×4 accessories. We recognised that there were a number of products on the market but they were all rigid. Standard, fixed mounting brackets negatively impinge on the vehicle height and without them you reduce the carrying capacity of the roof rack. CROC HINGE® overcomes the issues of a fixed bracket by allowing you to reclaim valuable roof space, conveniently access your 4×4 accessories or simply reduce your height travelling under overhangs. It achieves this through a unique pivoting movement, which sets the CROC HINGE® 4×4 Bracket apart from competitors. The flexibility of being able to change your set up as required is really convenient and unmatched elsewhere.
Over time and through rigorous testing, the original concept has evolved and the end result is a certified design that is durable and practical to suit a wide range of flat racks and recovery boards. In reality, the applications are actually much broader and it may be used to attach alternative accessories. In that sense, you’re only limited by your imagination. For instance, we have mounted our side awning which allows us to transfer it to the stowed position on the roof rack when traversing through tight terrain. This protects the product from the risk of tears from sharp foliage.
Our quality product is designed, engineered and manufactured right here in Australia. We are also 100 percent Australian owned and operated. Being quintessentially Aussie in all other respects we stuck with the theme and named it after a croc and that’s the story of how CROC HINGE® was born.
Every aspect of the production is grassroots. From our logo designed by a creative mate, to testing and feedback from fellow 4WDers all the way through to our chance meeting with an engineer over a cold one, floating down a creek out bush! Our passion for getting off-road means we are end users just like you and it’s the desire for quality products, that has seen CROC HINGE® eventuate. With certified engineering and extensive product testing across the nation, the CROC HINGE® has been designed and trialled to withstand harsh Australian conditions. From heavy corrugations and the toughest tracks right through to the everyday mall crawler, the CROC HINGE® 4×4 Bracket suits one and all.
At CROC HINGE® we believe anything you’ve adding to your 4WD should be practical and if it has multiple uses, that’s even better. Our goal is to help you explore more, adventure further and get out on the tracks. Forget worrying about roof space or accessibility, we are proud to provide you with a practical, versatile product so your only real concern should be ‘Where to next?’