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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Item # 31042
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Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT front receiver hitch part number 31042 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2". Front Receiver Hitch reviews from real customers.
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CURT Front Receiver Hitch - 31042

  • Front Mount Hitch
  • CURT
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 500 lbs Vert Load
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Square Tube

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.


Features:

  • Front-mount hitch provides attachment point for hitch-mounted accessories
    • Winch, spare tire carrier, snowplow, cargo carrier and more
    • No more blindly backing trailer in - just hook it up and drive it forward
  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over steel resists corrosion
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Assembled in USA


Specs:

  • Line pull: 9,000 lbs
  • Vertical load: 500 lbs
  • Gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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31042 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details 31042 Installation instructions

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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 31042

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (72 Customer Reviews)

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.

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1996 Chevrolet Suburban

I have had the front receiver hitch installed on my 1996 Suburban for about a year now. I have a 12000 lb winch installed using that receiver hitch. I have gotten stuck twice and had to use the winch to extract the truck. Very glad that I have the front receiver hitch as it made putting on the winch very easy. Also useful for mounting a receiver mount bicycle rack to the front as well.

Douglas B.

1/4/2018

Great! Still there and still very useful.



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I have ordered several things in the last couple weeks. Everything came as I ordered and fit like it was supposed to. Thanks



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1999 Chevrolet Suburban

Product was shipped promptly and arrived a few days later. Packing was good for a heavy item with pointy edges, no issues breaking out of the box. Installation on a lift took about 30 minutes on my 1999 K2500 Suburban. The bolts were long enough to allow for my tow hooks that were already in place. A bolt stringer to pull the rear bolts from the top (inside the frame) is provided along with nuts, the other four just replaced the stock bolts that I had that mount from the bottom into tapped frame metal through the tow hooks. Curt makes great quality stuff. Clearance was reduced a little but I'm not concerned about it.



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1997 GMC Suburban

The front mount hitch looks and feels very solid. I haven't installed it yet, but it looks as though it will be trouble free. I'll be using it for my 9,000lb Westin winch, and a cargo carrier on my 1997 K2500 Suburban



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Following the instructions I had the hitch mounted in 30 minutes. The picture shows what I wanted it for. Great for when I am towing the pop-up camper.



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Took about 20 minutes to install!!! Needed it for my winch. Michelle S. Took my order I think on a Tuesday and said I'd get it sometime the following week. I got it yesterday!!! Took a whole 2 days!!! If you need to order anything call Michelle. I think her ext. Is 79327. SHE'S AWESOME. THANK YOU MICHELLE!!!



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Very fast shipping great product kept me up to date



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1999 Chevrolet Suburban

Great product, timely S/H & easy install.
Customer
service was great as always.
Install went smooth. Etrailer.com you can't go wrong; Curt is a 5-Star product too.
OE tow hooks fit with no cutting.
1999 K1500 Suburban (old body)

Bradley

5/31/2021

Still doing the job with a 10k winch on the front of the unit.



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It is a very well designed product



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GMC

I purchased this front receiver hitch to be able to park my travel trailer in a tight space. It is everything that was advertised. Installation was easy and straight forward. It took me a bit longer to install due to my 99 GMC Truck's tow hook nuts not being welded to the inside of the frame. There was a threaded metal strip instead which moved around when the bolts were removed. It was difficult to line up the tow hook and hitch holes to get the bolt started in the strip. I finally used a magnet to support the tow hook and a pair of needle nose vise grips to hold the strip while I started the bolts. Hind site is 20 - 20, It would have been easier to use the bolt and nut combinations provided with the hitch for all 6 of the holes. Out side of this, assembly was easy. The wire tool provided to install the bolts thru the inside of the frame was a great time saver and a wonderful invention. I am well satisfied with this hitch.



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1999 Chevrolet Suburban

Excellent hitch, easy install with minimal tools. Installed on front of my 1999 K2500 Suburban. I can now use my bicycle rack on the front of my Suburban leaving the rear doors fully functional.

Billy B.

5/26/2016

Product works great.



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The hitch is well built but simply too low (when mounted) to be of much practical use. Ideally the receiver needs to be at the same level as the bumper.

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Jenny N.

2/22/2022

We do have an alternate hitch where the receiver is higher for your 1995 Chevy CK pickup. It is part # 65005.



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It was too low to be installed on the front of my truck kept scraping the ground. It's been sitting in my storage for over a year.

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Jenny N.

5/3/2022

We do have an alternate hitch that will sit at an estimated two inches higher when installed then the Curt hitch. It is part # 65005 on our site and will fit with a 1989 GMC CK Pickup 1500 2 or 4 WD. It does require drilling, the fascia will need to be trimmed, and the license plate would need to be relocated.



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Mounted easily and proved to be very useful. Used A receiver type mounted snow plow all of last season to plow my driveway.



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Easy to install and is holding up great. I recommend a hitch cap to prevent oncoming road debris from prematurely wearing away at the receiver. Thank you Curt and thank you etrailer!



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The product itself is great, packaged nicely, etc but the directions are a bit sketchy. They could've done a much better job with it.



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Toyota FJ Cruiser

I've purchased two (2) Hitch receivers from etrailer.com. One - for Toyota FJ Cruser and one - for Chevy pickup truck. Both fit my vehicles perfectly. I am very satisfied and happy with the site service and product.



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1998 GMC C/K Series Pickup

I bought this to make parking in my garage safer and easier. It's a very steep driveway and very tricky access street. This hitch makes the job much easier. I can use it for long boat ramps if and when I need to. It was quite easily installed. Glad I purchased it.



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This front hitch mounted up very nice. However the clearance could have been closer to the bumper. That made it nessary to order a lift adapter for adiquate ground clearance for my use



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Chevrolet Suburban

Fit my Suburban perfectly. I use it to mount my foldable cargo basket (also from etrailer), so I can still open the rear doors easily. Very handy!



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1999 Chevrolet Suburban

Very easy installation



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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe

Product was delivered within
one week
to my home in a heavy duty box .
including hardware and direction .
Installation was easy no holes to drill perfect
Alignment done in thirty minutes .
I would recommend E-trailer .
CW



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Was orders and delivered pretty quickly. Thanks



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1998 Chevrolet Suburban

I ordered your product on Monday and at 6 p.m. Friday it was delivered in Anchorage, Alaska!!!!! Most companies say 3 to 5 days to Alaska. It never happens. We have dogs teams that can deliver the mail faster. You people are great. I ordered a hitch for my 3/4 ton about 4 years ago and it was 3 weeks before we saw it. The box had rip and the nuts and bolts were missing. Your shipping box came through with all the components and without a mark.

Thank you so much.

Ralph Farias



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1994 Chevrolet Blazer

Good looking finish just what you would expect. I may have saved a couple of bucks buying something made in china but this is top craftsmanship. The fasteners were top end also, didn't have to go to the hardware store and buy new bolts this came with top end stuff. Bolted up with about 1/8th inch clearance very nice. Took longer to read the directions than it did to install, shipping was fast also. will use these folks again.


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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for 1989 Chevy C2500 for Snow Plow
    I would go with the Curt front hitch part # 31042 over the Draw Tite part # 65005 as the Curt hitch has a lower hitch tube which we have found works better with snow plows. A lower hitch means the plow doesn't have to drop as far from the hitch which means less leverage on the plow assembly and hitch.
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  • Front and Rear Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 1997 Chevy C/K Series Pickup
    The Curt Class V # C15325 that you'd looked at would make a great choice for the rear hitch. The hitch has a 16000 lb towing/2400 tongue weight capacity, so it can handle just about anything you throw at it. If that's more capacity than you'd ever need and would like something a little less expensive, I'd go with the Draw-Tite # 37130 which has a 7000 lb towing/700 lb tongue weight capacity. These hitches will fit assuming you're speaking of a pickup truck and not a cab/chassis model. The...
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  • CURT Front Mount Receiver for 1999 Chevy 2500 Series Suburban
    The Curt Front Mount Receiver, part # 31042 that you looked at will fit your 2500 Series Suburban if it is a 4WD model. For a 2WD model, use part # 31043. To view install details for both receivers, click on the provided links.
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  • Front Receiver Hitch for a 1989 Chevy K1500 (4x4)
    We have a couple of options for front mount hitches that will fit your 1989 Chevy K1500. First we have # 65005. With this hitch drilling is required for installation but it costs less than the other option. That other option is Curt hitch # 31042 which does not require drilling. Either hitch is rated for 9,000 pounds line pull and 500 pounds vertical load (tongue weight). I have included links to the installation instructions for both hitches for you.
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  • Does Curt Front Hitch 31042 Require Fascia Trimming on 1997 Chevy Suburban
    Nope, you do not have to do any bumper fascia trimming on your 1997 Chevy Suburban to install the Curt Front Mount Hitch # 31042. You don't have to do any drilling, either so it's just a bolt-on installation. As for clearance, from the top of the brackets to the bottom of the tube it is 4 inches.
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  • Comparing the Curt and Draw-Tite Front Hitch for a 1996 Chevrolet K1500
    We currently have two front mount trailer hitch receivers for your 1996 Chevrolet K1500, the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65005 and the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 31042. They both have a 9,000 lb line pull and 500 lb vertical load weight capacity. They also both install using three holes on each side. The main difference between them is that the Curt hitch hangs down more. This means it will be more visible but it also means that if you have...
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for Using Plow on 1998 Chevy Silverado 4x4
    Adding a front mount hitch like the Curt # 31042 to your 1998 Chevy Silverado 4x4 is a very common way to utilize a plow. As long as your Meyers plow is designed to be used with a front mount hitch this is a great solution, but since it sounds like you're wanting to fabricate your plow I can't really say that it will be safe. The front mount hitch will fit your pickup and hold up just fine but I'd be concerned about the plow holding up since you'll be changing how it was designed to be...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 1997 Chevy 4x4 1500 Truck
    The most economically priced front mount hitch for your 1997 Chevy 1500 4x4 that we carry is the Draw-Tite Hitch # 65005. You will be able to retain your factory tow hooks with this hitch also. I attached a link to all of the winch plates we offer also.
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  • Why Would 1993 Chevy Cheyenne 2500 have 34 inch Frame for Fitting Front Hitch 31042 to it
    Cab and chassis trucks will have frames that measure 34 inches from outside to outside. This is a few inches narrower than most truck frame dimensions and why the Curt Hitch part # 31042 wouldn't be a fit for them. You can measure your truck frame to be certain but if your truck has a normal truck bed on it this hitch would fit just fine.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver Options for a 2000 Chevrolet C/K Series 2500 HD 4x4
    If your 2000 Chevy is a C/K series then you will want to use part # 31042 for Curt or part # 65005 for Draw-Tite but if your truck is the Silverado version then you will want to use part # 31108 for Curt or part # 65028 for Draw-Tite. All of the above trailer hitches have a 2" receiver tube opening with a vertical line pull rating of 9,000 lbs and a vertical load rating of 500 lbs. I have attached an installation video of the Curt Silverado hitch installed on a similar 2003 Chevy Silverado...
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  • Front Hitch Receiver and Winch Mount Plate for 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 4x4
    The Curt Front Mount 2 Inch Hitch, part # 31042, that you have referenced, is the only front hitch I have that will fit your 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 4x4. It has a line pull rating of 9,000 lbs, so if you use a winch with a 10,000-lb line pull rating you will be limited to the lower 9,000-lb rating of the hitch. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Curt hitch. To install the winch to the hitch you will need the Curt Electric Winch Mount Plate, part # C31010. This plate...
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  • How to Measure to Determine if the # 31042 Front Mount Hitch will Fit a 1997 Chevy K3500 4WD
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Receiver, item # 31042, is designed to fit the 1997 Chevy K3500 4wd model vehicle that is not a factory cab and chassis design. The 34 inch measurement is taken from the outside of the frame to the outside of the frame. The easiest way to determine if the Curt Front Hitch for the 1997 Chevrolet C/K Series 4wd Pickup, item # 31042, is to measure the bolt mounting holes across the frame, center to center. This measurement is 30-1/2 inches for this front mount...
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  • Can Base Plates And Front Hitch Be Installed At The Same Time On 1989 Chevrolet K1500 Pickup
    The mounting holes used to install the Curt Front Hitch, part # 31042 on your 1989 Chevrolet K1500 truck are the same hole needed for the installation of the Roadmaster Base Plates, part # 131-8. You would not be able to have both installed at the same time because of this interference. I have attached the installation instructions for both the 31042 and the 131-8 you can check out.
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  • Front-Mount Trailer Hitch for 1994 Chevrolet C/K Series 1500 Pickup
    A front-mounted hitch sure does make life easier when its time to move your trailer around. For your 1994 Chevrolet C/K Series 1500 Pickup you can use Curt's front-mount hitch # 31042 for a no-drilling installation (as long as your frame does not measure 34-inches outside to outside). If you prefer a lower-cost option we offer the Draw-Tite # 65005. This does require some drilling and fascia trimming for installation and you'll need a license plate relocation bracket too, part # 5443.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver Options for a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 4x4
    If your 2000 Chevy is a C/K series then you will want to use part # 31042 for Curt or part # 65005 for Draw-Tite but if your truck is the Silverado version then you will want to use part # 31108 for Curt or part # 65028 for Draw-Tite. All of the above trailer hitches have a 2" receiver tube opening with a vertical line pull rating of 9,000 lbs and a vertical load rating of 500 lbs. I have attached an installation video of the Curt Silverado hitch installed on a similar 2003 Chevy Silverado...
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  • Which Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 1999 Chevy Suburban has the Best Ground Clearance
    I have included a picture. In the picture the top drawing is the Draw-Tite hitch # 65005. You can see how the receiver sits just below the bumper (and will stick through the optional lower fascia piece, if present). The bottom installed picture is from a customer who installed the Curt hitch # 31042. It is also below the bumper but appears to hang down lower than the Draw-Tite hitch. based on this the Draw-Tite hitch is going to provide better ground clearance.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver 1995 Chevy K2500
    I have two front mount trailer hitch receivers for your 1995 Chevy K2500. You can choose from either the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 31042 or the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65005. Both trailer hitch receivers are a custom fit, have identical weight limitations, and have a 2" hitch receiver tube opening. The only difference between the two hitch receivers besides brand is that Draw-Tite is made in Mexico and Curt is made in the U.S.A.
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  • Does Curt Front Mount Hitch 31042 Fit A 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 4x4?
    You are correct that the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31042 you were looking at is confirmed to fit your 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 4x4 and does have the receiver welded to the bottom of the crosstube. You could in theory weld two more receivers to the crosstube using the Buyers Products Black Receiver Tube 2" I.D. # 337RT25808B, but that would void the warranty of the hitch. You would also need to be careful to not overload the 500lb vertical load limit of the hitch it self. I...
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  • Drilling Required for Front Mount Hitch on 1997 GMC Yukon
    There's only a single 1/2 inch hole that may need to be drilled in order to install the Draw-Tite front mount hitch, part # 65005. According to Curt, their hitch for your 1997 GMC Yukon, part # 31042, does not require any drilling.
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  • Front Mount Hitch with 32 Inches Between Mounting Holes
    Because all of our front mount hitches are custom fit to a specific year, make and model of vehicle, the mounting hole distance is not a spec that's listed or typically needed on them. If you're not using the hitch for a specific vehicle but rather for special fabrication project, you may be able to use one of our universal RV hitches like # 5350 which is adjustable to fit frames 24 to 46 inches wide. The Multi-Fit Motorhome Trailer Hitch has the highest capacity (500lb TW and 5,000lb...
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  • Will Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch 31042 Fit a 1994 Chevy Silverado 1500
    The Silverado designation describes a trim class on the C/K series Chevy pickups in the 1994 model year. Front hitch # 31042 is a fit for all C/K models in this year as long as they have four wheel drive and do not have a 34 inch wide frame. If your vehicle is a 2 wheel drive model, or your outside frame width is at 34 inches, you would instead use Draw-Tite front hitch # 65005, which fits all the 1500 models. I have included links to the installation instructions for both hitches, if needed.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 1999 Chevy Silverado 2500 4x4
    Curt front mount trailer hitch # 31302 is designed for the 1500 series and not the 2500 series. For your 1999 Chevy Silverado 2500 you would need # 65028. You may or may not have to drill. There will be at least a 1/2 inch hole that will be used to install the hitch. If your truck has a 1/2 inch hole it will need to be enlarged to a 9/16 inch hole. You will not have to drill any new holes. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If your 1999 Chevy is actually a...
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  • Curt Front Hitch with Iron Cross Bumper & Suspension Upgrades.
    There are too many variables to determine if this Curt # 31042 hitch might work with your Iron 22-515-88 base bumper with bull bar, and your suspension upgrades. This hitch is designed to work with the stock bumper and come out just below the bumper. I have attached a picture of the mounting instructions which shows the connection points. From that you may be able to determine how this hitch might work for you.
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  • Curt Front Hitch Options for a 2000 Chevy 3500 Truck
    The Curt hitch part # 31043 is designed to fit the 2 wheel drive models of the 2000 Chevy 3500. If you have a 4WD model you instead would want the part # 31042 for a front hitch.
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