Each 12 inch wide skid plate is bent in a 127 ton press brake to form an extremely strong ground contact point. The lower plate is designed to rest close to your receivers steel sleeve for extra support. We utilize state-of-the-art laser cutting, deep penetration MIG welding and heavy duty steel to create an extremely strong product. Just pull the pin and remove the skid to connect your boat, trailer or winching shackle. Fits most Jeep's, Truck's and SUV's. Proudly manufactured in the USA. Visit our vehicle compatibility page before ordering.