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    I made a receiver hitch for my Lawn Tractor. As I
    could not find any square tubing with a 1.25 I.D., that didn't have a seam down the middle, I welded
    2 pieces of angle iron together to form the
    reciever part. Sorry about the poor welds, but I
    am still practicing.

    Dog Byte
    Dog Byte

    Miller Thunderbolt AC/DC
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    Carbon Arc Torch

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    Another View

    Here it is mounted on the tractor.
    Dog Byte

    Miller Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Hobart Handler 187
    Carbon Arc Torch

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    • #3
      Sometimes a man's gotta do what a mans gotta do! Looks good to me!

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      • #4
        Dog Byte!,

        GREAT IDEA! A girlfriend of mine has a John Deere GT235 that she just purchased to mow grass with. I gotta tell ya, I love that thing!!! I'm a full grown kid playing with tractors again. To look at it, you might say it's just a large tractor mower, but with it's hydrostatic drive, it handles rugged terrain quite well.

        I've been talking to her about getting a trailer for it, and wasn't thinking above the common yard trailer, with the little pin hitch. But with your hitch idea, I could even use my 5x8 stakeside trailer!!

        Course, I guess i better get underneath and see if there is a way to bolt such a hitch in place.....

        Thanks for the idea, and it looks great!

        Don

        "There's something therapeutic about riding a tractor across the acreage"
        HH175

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        • #5
          I'LL BET THAT BABY WILL HOOK RIGHT UP TO A QUAD 4X4 AROUND THE RANCH OR GRAVEL PIT........... .......GOOD JOB..ROCK......... [email protected]

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          • #6
            I am glad you like it. It bolts to the tractor in
            3 places: at the ledge in back where the hole was
            to pull garden carts etc, and under both axles
            where the axle bolts to the tractor. I also welded
            some flat stock to a piece of 1.25" square tubing, and drilled a hole in it so I can still pull my
            garden cart (until I break down and put a ball
            coupler on it). Now I am thinking of putting in
            wiring for trailer lights.

            Dog Byte
            Dog Byte

            Miller Thunderbolt AC/DC
            Hobart Handler 187
            Carbon Arc Torch

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            • #7
              Cub Cadet Hitch

              A thought for anyone who has an older IH Cub Cadet or other with a sleeve hitch: 1-inch round (bent to your specifications) fits into sleeve hitch. Secure to hitch with bolt through. Weld bar stock on end with hole for hitch ball. Height is adjustable and you can use it to raise and lower your trailer when hooking up.

              Dave
              "Some days you're the dog, some days you're the fire hydrant"

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              • #8
                Cub Hitch

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                Last edited by Dave Haak; 10-24-2002, 10:10 PM.
                "Some days you're the dog, some days you're the fire hydrant"

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