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Bill D

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I see this trailer for sale near me. I have not seen this type of hitch before. It looks like a pintle or lunnete but the sex is reversed. A clevis type hitch is also possible but again I am not sure what it mates with. Is this just too big for a pickup truck?
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I see this trailer for sale near me. I have not seen this type of hitch before. It looks like a pointless or lunnete but the sex is reversed. A clevis type hitch is also possible but again I am not sure what it mates with. Is this just too big for a pickup truck?
Bill D
Not sure why the forum cropped the picture and massivley reduced image quality. JPG from c-list
 
Still bad JPEG. hitch is two parallel metal plates sticking horizontal from the trailers tounge. A hole in each so a pin can drop vertically through them to catch a ring.
Looks like this but on the trailer not the tow vechile.
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That is the one, thanks Kustomizer. Farm trailer makes sense using a drawbar on the tractor like old time railroading. Do you think that trailer is legal on the road? something odd about the axle hubs sticking out. maybe designed for dual wheels?
 
Are we talking about inspecting, greasing, maintenance then using it around Modesto or are we taking it as is and heading for Alaska? I wouldn't mind using it local after checking it over, I would likely put a std hitch on it.
 
That's not a pintle hitch. It's called a "clevis hitch". Common on farm equipment. Really simple. The end on the back of the tractor (draw bar) is usually just a bar with a hole in it. There are probably other names for it, but I know it as a clevis hitch.

It doesn't have the articulation of a GI hitch (pintle hitch), but on a tractor, where you don't really need articulation and just need a durable hitch that can stand up to a lot of wear, it's a good choice. Easy to fix, too.
 
Are we talking about inspecting, greasing, maintenance then using it around Modesto or are we taking it as is and heading for Alaska? I wouldn't mind using it local after checking it over, I would likely put a std hitch on it.
A good price but really too heavy duty for me to bother with and store it. It would not surprise me if the tires or bearings failed in the 100 miles home. I don't see any brake hookups so nothing to fail there.
BILL D.
 
Oops, just reread the first post (I'm tired), You could probably just take a regular ball hitch, take the ball off of it, and use that to pull the trailer. Just get a big bolt or something for the pin. Hardened round bar with a flange on top and a hole for a pin on the bottom would probably be better.
 
A good price but really too heavy duty for me to bother with and store it. It would not surprise me if the tires or bearings failed in the 100 miles home. I don't see any brake hookups so nothing to fail there.
BILL D.
There appears to be NO suspension.
So much on road usage will probably take out the bearings no matter how heavy they are.
There is at least one missing wheel stud & nut. Rims appear to be the split variety, are you trained to change them safely ?
There are no lights on the back of the trailer either, plan on using an SMV triangle ? or hang the HF magnetic ones back there ?

Suggest lighting firewood on fire, where it sits.
 








 
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