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Old 03-18-2010, 04:23 PM
CTmower CTmower is offline
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Dual Hitch Extension?? Bad Idea??

Looking into buying a leaf loader for my setup and I'm stuck behind a rock and a hard place.. I have a single axle 14ft Big Tex trailer so with my two mowers its pretty packed. I have to decide which will be best.
1) Build a custom platform on the tongue of the trailer to mount the loader
2) Have a metal fab shot build me a custom mount to fit into my plow frame on the front. I checked and its Legal in CT to have int mounted on the front
3) Buy a newer 16' or 18' trailer
4) Buy a dual hitch receiver and a swing away hitch mount for the loader so i cant mount both the trailer and the loader. Found this one on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Buyers-Dual-Hi.../dp/B0000AXA4T

Ill be towing a Scag 61" TT, 48" Exmark WB, Little Wonder push blower + the loader on the second part of the hitch... Is this too much weight for a dual hitch?????
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:48 PM
MikeKle MikeKle is offline
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Ive never seen a dual hitch before like that? You should be OK as long as you dont go over the tongue weight, An F250 should handle that.
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:39 PM
cuttin-to-the-Max cuttin-to-the-Max is offline
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There is already a thread on this but i cant find it at the moment And they agreed that this is really just for holding a bike rack while you pull your little utility trailer its not supposed to handle the weight of a leaf loader and a trailer...
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:18 PM
Ctll Ctll is offline
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get a torklift superhitch. That is what I have on my truck, I use the bottom hitch for the drawbar and the top hitch for the mount on my truck loader. works great and I can drop trailer onsite and drive truck around to leaf piles to load because the loader is on truck instead of trailer.
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