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Has Anyone Used A ' Hitchin Post'?

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Posted March 17, 2014 - 09:10 PM


I did find a thread from 2011 over on 'the other forum', and there were mixed reviews.

Sounded like most of the bad ones were from folks that didn't bother to read directions and/or tried to use it with light weight LTs as opposed to a good GT.

Sure would like some input.
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Posted March 17, 2014 - 09:52 PM

I made one that I was using to pull the cart you rode on at the Flywheeler show. I need it to lift the front of that cart up to level the seat, it has a trailer ball on it also.I can send a picture if you want one. AL

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Posted March 17, 2014 - 10:05 PM

The only thing I see limiting you is the tongue weight of the trailer and the strength of the tractor's hitch.  No stamped steel hitches would get 'er done here. 


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Posted March 17, 2014 - 10:47 PM

I'm thinking that it would be nice to put on the A-frame that I have for the 3-pt on the HDT.


I've put a pretty serious load on that, when I was loading up the forklift to take it to VA and it didn't bend.  In the pic you can see that I had almost all of the forklift forward of the trailer axle and the A-frame handled the hitch weight just fine.  I'm just thinking that the  'Hitchin Post' in place of the ball would make it a lot more versatile.
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Posted March 18, 2014 - 07:19 AM

Somewhere on here I posted some pics where I took some scrap 4 inch by 1/4 steel, cut it about 4 inches long, drilled a 3/4 hole to mount the ball in, then drilled a 1/2 inch hole on the other end where I "clipped" the corners off and mounted it on my Massey.  It works well, but does get in the way of my sleeve hitch.



Here it is:  http://gardentractor...etics/?p=135413



Apparently, what I need to do is adapt this to attach to my sleeve hitch.

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Posted March 18, 2014 - 07:44 AM

I have one and like it. The only trouble is getting the nut & bolt good and tight. I use mine a lot in the warm weather.  They are very strong also, I'm using one in these pictures and look at the rear tires under the weight of trailer and load. I'm going to buy more of them.

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Posted March 18, 2014 - 08:05 AM

Tried to post last night but my internet access at home was flunky.

This is a good idea. I pull my 5'X8' utility trailer around the yard collecting grass clippings with my Murray Rail Frame.

The ball mounted on the rear plate is too low and angles the tongue too much. 

If I were making one of these I would run a plate up and bolted to the rear plate of the GT so the weight was not all hanging on the sheet metal hitch flange.  It would take a lot of weight off the sheetmetal to get the tongue level.

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Posted March 18, 2014 - 08:08 AM

I agree the stamped steel hitches on most tractors would not like a bunch of tongue weight. They weren't designed for that. One of these hitches would save time installing/removing the ball to pull a larger trailer around. I made up an adapter for my sleeve hitch to use a 2" square ball mount so I can pull the tandem axle trailer around the yard.

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Here it is when I used it for towing.