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    Default Bucket mounted trailer hitch

    Anyone seen these? I saw one on Ebay and forgot to book- mark it. It's a piece of forked steel that mounts over & under your front bucket edge. It clamps to the bucket using a simple threaded rod with an arm to tighten it. They mount a ball to the end that sticks out past the bucket so you can use the bucket & ball to lift the trailer up & pull it backwards.

    Anyone know what the heck I'm talking about? [img]/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Bucket mounted trailer hitch

    Someone on this forum made one and posted pictures but I can't remember who it was.

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    Default Re: Bucket mounted trailer hitch

    Believe this is what you are looking for

    http://tinyurl.com/a75uc

    chuck

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    Default Re: Bucket mounted trailer hitch

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( Believe this is what you are looking for

    http://tinyurl.com/a75uc

    chuck )</font>

    Chuck,

    Thanks, partner! That's it!!

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    Default Re: Bucket mounted trailer hitch

    here is the one a member made: run a search for this.

    homemade bucket hitch -- attaches with clevis pins

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    Default Re: Bucket mounted trailer hitch

    Shoot MadReferee a PM. He has a nice Design/Plan for one of those if your interested in making one.

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    Default Re: Bucket mounted trailer hitch

    Here is my build post. Plans are free, just PM me with a real email address.

    Bucket mounted trailer hitch build

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    Default Re: Bucket mounted trailer hitch

    Option: The clamp-on balls are really nice but either too expensive or too much work for me and, yet another piece of bulky hardware to find a place for on the tractor. I just drilled a hole for the ball thru the cutting edge of the bucket. Yeh, the edge is AR400 or some such abrasion resistant steel but it drills fine, just a little slow (no anealing necessary).

    Also, there's no need to drive the tractor backwards to "pull" the trailer. PUSH it. Works great and is much easier on the neck.

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: Bucket mounted trailer hitch

    Thanks for all the suggestions! I really liked your home-brewed ideas in your pictures!
    I was contemplating drilling a hole in the cutting edge, too. I didn't know if it would weaken it since I do a lot of concrete removal and heavy work with the bucket.

    On the push/pull thing: I mostly have to retract the trailer from where it's parked. So I'm usually pulling it backwards due to the way my equipment is stored.

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