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Old 12-08-2011, 06:55 PM
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If your talking about making it into a swing away but want to keep the hitch empty your going to be going custom. We made a 20hp giant vac into a swing away about 9 years ago we still use it. It's mounted to the box wall but instead of a wooden 2x4 we have a steel 2x4 with large pipes we use for hinges welded to it. Then we have a heavy piece of angle iron welded to the back that gives the vac a seat to sit on when not swinging away. Then its got a bolt that keeps it in place. If you feel you can make something like that go for it but if your not comfortable with having a large chunk of iron hanging off the back of your truck held by welds you made go find a pro and have him design and build something for ya.
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:53 PM
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If your talking about making it into a swing away but want to keep the hitch empty your going to be going custom. We made a 20hp giant vac into a swing away about 9 years ago we still use it. It's mounted to the box wall but instead of a wooden 2x4 we have a steel 2x4 with large pipes we use for hinges welded to it. Then we have a heavy piece of angle iron welded to the back that gives the vac a seat to sit on when not swinging away. Then its got a bolt that keeps it in place. If you feel you can make something like that go for it but if your not comfortable with having a large chunk of iron hanging off the back of your truck held by welds you made go find a pro and have him design and build something for ya.
do you have any pics?
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:27 AM
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http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=331589&page=19

Luckily I have some already posted

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=357638&page=6
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:31 PM
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i was thinking about making the gate do that.
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:47 PM
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I have a 11hp trac vac and i know what you mean about the end of the day lift off. Mine is the hitch mount but still has to be lifted off like yours.. Im currently welding in a piece of channel iron to the front of my trailer and mounting the vac there, just wanted to share, good luck
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Old 12-23-2011, 05:07 PM
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:50 PM
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hopefully by next fall i ll have something lol.
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:37 PM
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I'm sure you will just think on it from time to time and when it comes time to build you should already have all the kinks worked out.
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