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In preparation for the driveway drag, I needed a way to hitch it up to the rear end. The factory hitch is a three pin setup that would not work for me.

I found a piece of 3"x2"x.25" wall tube and cut it to length to fit inside the factory "channel", minus a bit to allow for clearance for the ends. Drilled it for two clevis pins. Cut two pieces of 3"x 1/4" flat bar and welded to the ends with another tube 2"x2"x.120 wall for a spacer and added strength. I bored 3/4" holes for a pivot point and added a receiver tube so I could use a ball mount to move my trailer around.

This should work for an anchor/pivot for the driveway drag/scraper and other implements that I have in mind. Hopefully, my hydraulics will raise and lower it.
 

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Very nice work and let us know how it works out for you. slkpk
 

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Nice fab work, looks very stout!:trink40:
 

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I like the receiver hitch Idea.:thThumbsU We just have a pin style hitch right now.
 

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In preparation for the driveway drag, I needed a way to hitch it up to the rear end. The factory hitch is a three pin setup that would not work for me.

I found a piece of 3"x2"x.25" wall tube and cut it to length to fit inside the factory "channel", minus a bit to allow for clearance for the ends. Drilled it for two clevis pins. Cut two pieces of 3"x 1/4" flat bar and welded to the ends with another tube 2"x2"x.120 wall for a spacer and added strength. I bored 3/4" holes for a pivot point and added a receiver tube so I could use a ball mount to move my trailer around.

This should work for an anchor/pivot for the driveway drag/scraper and other implements that I have in mind. Hopefully, my hydraulics will raise and lower it.
Hey Jack, love your work but most of all them welds are pretty :fing32:
 

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Hey Jack, love your work but most of all them welds are pretty :fing32:
Thanks. I've been a metalsmith all of my working life (retired now), but these are not that good. I've done better. I get in a hurry and don't bother to set up the welder properly. Not especially pretty, but they are strong. I try to do better when I'm working for someone other than myself.
 

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It just occurred to me....that receiver tube can be used for other things. My first thought, when I added it to the hitch, was so that I could move my trailers around, but if you've ever noticed all the neat attachments available for car and PU truck receivers the tube becomes an attachment point for ???.

I can see a bracket to hold weights. A box to carry things in, or put gravel in for weight. A hook for towing. Other????
 
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