Dual Hitch Extension?? Bad Idea??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by CTmower, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. CTmower

    CTmower LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Posts: 324

    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-Hitch-Extension/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?????
     
  2. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,253

    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.
     
  3. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,329

    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...
     
  4. Ctll

    Ctll LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    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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