Cushion Hitch...

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ExcaliburLawnCare, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. ExcaliburLawnCare

    ExcaliburLawnCare LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 54

  2. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,168

    I saw one of these in a catalog today and was wondering the same thing. I was just about to post a thread and then I saw this one.
  3. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 550

    well i think that any moving parts in a hitch would just lead to problems down the road, just remember "kiss" keep it simple stupid. most of the time when you overly complacate somthing it just makes more problems
  4. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    i'm with 'kiss'

    if i've got to get on the brakes, its couple inches of movement aren't going to do a dang thing............idk, i just don't see the point. maybe you don't feel the little bumps in the road so much.
  5. Buckeye Lawncare

    Buckeye Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    A friend of mine has one for hauling hay wagons. It works great especially when the wagons are loaded, hardly any jerking when stopping. I do not think it would work good pulling a regular trailer.
  6. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    i was thinking about getting one for hauling the "weird"(not regular landscape trailers, more farm utility purpose) trailers thati tow doing about 20 MPH, but mostof the time when i getloads of hayon a wagon, i tow it behind a tractor, so ride quality isn't a concern for those types of trailers.
  7. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    towing with the normal 2 5/16" has been fine for 3 years for me. If it aint broke dont fix it.
  8. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,168

    I agree. i have had no trouble with normal hitches and drawbars. The only lurching I feel is because I'm pulling 10K lbs. I don't think some cheap cushions are going to change the lurching.
  9. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,378

    If you want the best cushioning hitch, do it right and get a DMI quick cushion bumper setup. They work well with heavy loads. The only drawback is that they are noisy, squeeking, etc.
  10. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,570

    The fix: Turn up the radio.

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