Entering into the recreational towing business in the early 1980s, Automatic Equipment began building the KarTote trailer for recreational and commercial towing. With the acquisition of Blue Ox® in 1991 and Duncan Towing in 1994, the company began its journey in building a solid reputation as the premier manufacturer in the aftermarket towing industry, expanding our product offerings from tow bars to weight-distribution and gooseneck hitches, to carriers for pickups and motorhomes.