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    Platinum Member BIG DOOLEY's Avatar
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    Default Pintle hitch for 3 point lift

    I will be purchasing a new 12' dump trailer soon and decided on a pintle hitch.
    The pintle hitch on the back of the truck will also be handy for use with my tow strap.
    I found a bolt on pintle hitch on Craigs List 2 miles from my house for $30 that looked as if it was never installed.
    It was a no brainer , GO and pick it up.
    I sandblasted my 3 point ball hitch assembly used to move my utility trailer and added some steel to accomodate for the new pintle coupler.
    Now when I get the dump trailer I can use the tractor to move the it at home or out at the property when cutting fire wood.
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    Tom
    2012 JD 2320, HOMEMADE CANOPY, 54" FRONT BLADE, 54" MID DECK MOWER, HYDRAULIC ANGLE 60" REAR BLADE, QUICK HITCH, STAINLESS FRONT MOUNT SPRAY TANK W/BOOM, 200CX LOADER W/ 61" BUCKET, HOMEMADE BALLAST BOX,HOMEMADE BUCKET GRAPPLE
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    Default Re: Pintle hitch for 3 point lift

    Nice work!

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    Default Re: Pintle hitch for 3 point lift

    Thanks,
    Tom
    2012 JD 2320, HOMEMADE CANOPY, 54" FRONT BLADE, 54" MID DECK MOWER, HYDRAULIC ANGLE 60" REAR BLADE, QUICK HITCH, STAINLESS FRONT MOUNT SPRAY TANK W/BOOM, 200CX LOADER W/ 61" BUCKET, HOMEMADE BALLAST BOX,HOMEMADE BUCKET GRAPPLE
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    Default Re: Pintle hitch for 3 point lift

    Is the pintle going to interfere with hooking up trailers on the ball hitch or is that a visual illusion?

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    Default Re: Pintle hitch for 3 point lift

    Nice job! $30 is a good deal, been looking recently on CL for one myself.......mine was stolen off the back of the truck while in a local store for 10 minutes. I HATE a thief!!!!! $150 bucks worth of hitch...... I blame myself for not taking it out. Lessen learned. Mentioned it at work and 2 other guys said they had had hitches stolen in the last year. BEWARE....either lock or take your hitches off when you go to town! Again, great job and congrats on a bargain.
    Darryl

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    Default Re: Pintle hitch for 3 point lift

    Quote Originally Posted by puckgrinder85 View Post
    Is the pintle going to interfere with hooking up trailers on the ball hitch or is that a visual illusion?
    There is enough room for the coupler to fit thru there, not much to spare.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernopelli View Post
    Nice job! $30 is a good deal, been looking recently on CL for one myself.......mine was stolen off the back of the truck while in a local store for 10 minutes. I HATE a thief!!!!! $150 bucks worth of hitch...... I blame myself for not taking it out. Lessen learned. Mentioned it at work and 2 other guys said they had had hitches stolen in the last year. BEWARE....either lock or take your hitches off when you go to town! Again, great job and congrats on a bargain.
    I just ordered an new slide in pintle/ball hitch combination for my truck and a locking 5/8" pin.
    Curt 48007 Receiver Mount Combination Ball and Pintle Hook : Amazon.com : Automotive
    Curt Manufacturing 23021 5/8 In Hitch Lock 30000 Lb Packaged : Amazon.com : Automotive
    No need to have it stolen.
    2012 JD 2320, HOMEMADE CANOPY, 54" FRONT BLADE, 54" MID DECK MOWER, HYDRAULIC ANGLE 60" REAR BLADE, QUICK HITCH, STAINLESS FRONT MOUNT SPRAY TANK W/BOOM, 200CX LOADER W/ 61" BUCKET, HOMEMADE BALLAST BOX,HOMEMADE BUCKET GRAPPLE
    1998 "BIG DOOLEY" Chevy K3500 Crew Cab (36.000 miles & counting)

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    Default Re: Pintle hitch for 3 point lift

    great job dooley
    Murph ------------

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    Default Re: Pintle hitch for 3 point lift

    Quote Originally Posted by murphy1244 View Post
    great job dooley
    Thanks
    Tom
    2012 JD 2320, HOMEMADE CANOPY, 54" FRONT BLADE, 54" MID DECK MOWER, HYDRAULIC ANGLE 60" REAR BLADE, QUICK HITCH, STAINLESS FRONT MOUNT SPRAY TANK W/BOOM, 200CX LOADER W/ 61" BUCKET, HOMEMADE BALLAST BOX,HOMEMADE BUCKET GRAPPLE
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    Default Re: Pintle hitch for 3 point lift

    You get quite a bit of "Slack-Jacking" with a Pintle system.

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    Default Re: Pintle hitch for 3 point lift

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdad View Post
    You get quite a bit of "Slack-Jacking" with a Pintle system.
    I am aware of how they tow.
    There is a little slop there, more of a noise issue on rough ground.
    I used to tow large sand blast pots and air compressors daily for a summer job years ago with pintle setups.
    The lunette ring can be easily unbolted and replaced with a 2-5/16" ball coupler if I ever decided to do longer towing trips.
    The trailer will be used primarily within 10 miles of my house.
    Our property is only 6 1/2 miles from the house and the farm is 10 miles so I decided the pintle is ok.
    And
    I wont need a tow ring on the truck anymore which I use quite a bit.
    2012 JD 2320, HOMEMADE CANOPY, 54" FRONT BLADE, 54" MID DECK MOWER, HYDRAULIC ANGLE 60" REAR BLADE, QUICK HITCH, STAINLESS FRONT MOUNT SPRAY TANK W/BOOM, 200CX LOADER W/ 61" BUCKET, HOMEMADE BALLAST BOX,HOMEMADE BUCKET GRAPPLE
    1998 "BIG DOOLEY" Chevy K3500 Crew Cab (36.000 miles & counting)

    United Steel Workers Union 12934

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