Hey sports fans. A while back our good bud, Al, asked me about taking part in designing/building hitch accessories for his Pro-12. One would be for utilizing a swivel wheel to make moving it around easier, and the other to provide a platform for counterweight when heavy attachments were being utilized. That conversation was roughly eight years ago. Regardless, the time has come and hopefully we'll get it done and it will function as it did in our heads.
First mission was to remove the stock hitch from the Pro-12. During this, one thing was quite apparent..........this is one beautiful machine. As good as I've seen a machine this age, that actually gets used
. Not mint mind you, but the kind of machine that makes you a bit paranoid when you're working on it. You start looking at nicks and scratches and saying, "wait, was that there when Al dropped it off????", lol! So, with the machine's looks in mind, there has to be a bit more than function built into the project.
My main objective was to make it so both missions were accomplished with one unit, and that switching from third wheel to counterbalance was easy to perform. And without a bunch of tools involved.
The work started today, and the raw materials, along with the stock hitch are in the picture. The plan is for me to fab it up, and then Al will do the install/finish work, etc. Stay tuned.