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18 Mar 16

Ergodyne Launches Umbrella Trailer Hitch Mount

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New Shax Umbrella Hitch Holder

St. Paul, Minn. (March 18, 2016) – Ergodyne announced today the launch of its SHAX® 6193 Umbrella Trailer Hitch Mount. The 6193 is a portable accessory piece that fits with a standard 2″ hitch receiver onto the back of a truck and holds the SHAX® 6100 Umbrella​ in place, providing shade wherever, whenever.

“Many outdoor workers who are frequently exposed to harmful UV rays also use a truck on the job,” said Alsie Nelson, associate product manager, Ergodyne. “Adding an optional accessory piece that can attach our umbrella to a truck’s trailer hitch was a logical and necessary enhancement ​to our SHAX® offerings.”

Easy to attach/operate, the 6193 – when used with Ergodyne’s 6100 Umbrella – protects workers at outdoor worksites like highways, construction sites, and farms from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Thumbscrews hold the durable, rust-resistant steel pole in place and its long length allows users to bring down the tailgate and sit in the shade.

Besides being a workplace best practice, providing your crew with shade is the law in some states. Last year, California OSHA published an updated version of their heat illness regulations. Title 8, Section 3395 now requires employers to provide shade for their employees when temperatures exceed 80° F. For more details, download and read our free tech bulletin.

“There is nothing quite like this product on the market today,” said Tom Votel, president and CEO, Ergodyne. “Just because you work in the sun doesn’t mean you should have to bake in it as well. That’s why we’re hell bent on providing creative solutions to keep workers comfortable, safe, and productive on the job.”

Ideal for anyone seeking convenient shade on the job, the SHAX® 6193 Umbrella Trailer Hitch Mount is available NOW at all authorized Ergodyne distributors. For more information on where to buy, visit, email or call 800-225-8238 // (651) 642-9889.

Key Features

  • Fits standard 2″ hitch receivers.
  • Holds SHAX® 6100 Umbrella (sold separately).
  • Thumbscrew holds pole in place.
  • Powder-coated finish on pole.

About Ergodyne

Since 1983, Ergodyne has pioneered the development of products that Make The Workplace A Betterplace. What started with just one product has grown into a line of top flight, battle-tested, Tenacious Work Gear®; all precision crafted to provide protection, promote prevention and manage the elements for workers on jobsites the world over. The current lineup is extensive and constantly growing: ProFlex® Hand Protection, ProFlex® Knee Pads, ProFlex® Supports, Skullerz® Head Protection, Skullerz® Eye Protection, Trex™ Footwear Accessories, Chill-Its® Cooling Products, N-Ferno® Warming Products, GloWear® Hi-Vis Apparel, Squids® Lanyards, Arsenal® Gear and Tool Storage and SHAX® Portable Work Shelters.