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#16 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted January 15, 2016 - 07:06 AM

I saw a laundry list of issues as well. Thought I'd share and make certain I wasn't a nervous nelly.
I actually winced when he moved forward the first time.
And what the heck is he using for a draw pin?
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Posted January 15, 2016 - 08:42 AM

My CUB does all that kind of work for me



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Posted January 15, 2016 - 09:05 AM

I agree with most here and surprised that it has pretty good reviews on several places I checked.



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Posted January 15, 2016 - 09:05 AM

I would buy one just to sue them for false advertising.... how does hitch height add horsepower?


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Posted January 15, 2016 - 09:08 AM

What crack in the floor did that outfit that is building that fall through?  And did I see Home Depot as selling them? 
Can't run fast enough to get away from it.



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Posted January 15, 2016 - 10:30 AM

I saw a laundry list of issues as well. Thought I'd share and make certain I wasn't a nervous nelly.
I actually winced when he moved forward the first time.
And what the heck is he using for a draw pin?

That draw pin must be fairly standard hardware, The PF engineering tilt trailer I bought from Northern Hydralics came with the same pin.


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Posted January 15, 2016 - 10:33 AM

What crack in the floor did that outfit that is building that fall through?  And did I see Home Depot as selling them? 
Can't run fast enough to get away from it.

Amazon,Walmart,Greenpartstore,Northerntool,Campingworld and so on.



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Posted January 15, 2016 - 10:59 AM

For 99.9% of the population with no common sense.........TOTAL FLOP.  And in fact, downright dangerous!  For the .01% it's fantastic, but they still won't buy it....they're smart enough to make their own.  

  Now it it incorporated a pair of safety wheels (rear-set of the ball), say about 3" off the ground, then it wouldn't make the lawyers so happy.


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Posted January 15, 2016 - 11:05 AM

Bad idea... I have popped wheelies with my dethatcher and a 10 year old kid on there without trying. So I'll call that thing suicide unless they take olcowhand's suggestion of wheels about 3" off the ground.

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Posted January 15, 2016 - 11:19 AM

 edit: or better - it's a fantastic flop!FLOP-1024x1024.jpg


Edited by jd.rasentrac, January 15, 2016 - 11:21 AM.

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Posted January 15, 2016 - 01:38 PM

I would buy one just to sue them for false advertising.... how does hitch height add horsepower?

Well that's easy to figure out no front wheel on the ground so no drag from them = more power :dancingbanana:


Edited by MNGB, January 15, 2016 - 01:38 PM.

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Posted January 15, 2016 - 01:38 PM

Flop,,one of the first things i did when i got my tractor was install a raised ball hitch for dragging my trailers around yard...I'm sure I am not alone and it cost me nothing ..

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Edited by Jazz, January 15, 2016 - 01:41 PM.

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Posted January 15, 2016 - 02:02 PM

Interesting that the first thing they say is riding mowers have a low center of gravity, then they change that with the hitch.

 

 

 

Fits all hitch balls dontfit.JPG - Except this one.

 

 

 

 

And is he using an adjustable desk foot for the pin?

 

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I wouldn't use it. My trailer does just fine on the factory hitch position. 

 

I suppose if you were on perfectly level ground it wouldn't be too bad. Stopping could get exciting. I think a better option would be a dolly that hooked to the factory hitch and then the trailer sat on top of that. 

 


Edited by UncleWillie, January 15, 2016 - 02:14 PM.

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Posted January 15, 2016 - 03:46 PM

 edit: or better - it's a fantastic flop!FLOP-1024x1024.jpg I was scrollin down and WHAM!  TO THE POINT! I would like to be givin one, so I could break it, wich wouldn't take to long!



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Posted January 15, 2016 - 04:00 PM

GOOD CATCH WILLIE!! 

 I totally missed that the trailer ball wasn't tightened down. 






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