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dump truck hitch problem

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by vaacutabove, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. vaacutabove

    vaacutabove LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,006

    I bought a 97 1 tun dump. I need to pull my mowing trailer with it this fall for clean ups. But It has a pintail (sp) type ball on it. My mowing trailer is a high side (18 in) and it will jack knife because the bed hangs over it. Is there a way to extend in a few inches. I will try and get pic's up soon.
  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    Go to a fab shop. Get an extended hitch put on truck or extend tongue on trailer. Easy fix.
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  3. vaacutabove

    vaacutabove LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,006

    Could I use this? I know its used to go into a receiver and then a ball added.

    I was thinking of attaching the flat part to the truck and using a 2 in sleeve and then adding a regular hitch. sounds like a lot but its all rated at 10k. My mowing trailer will only have a stand on and blower gas trimers and ect.
  4. wellbuilt

    wellbuilt LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 275

    You can get a hitch extension that looks like 2 plates , one bolts to the truck and the other side as bolt holes for a pintle .
    I think it extends the hitch 4" John
  5. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,220

    Just be sure to understand that using the extender much like a drop down can significantly decrease your load capacity.
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  6. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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    It will be a lot stronger if you cut the tongue off the trailer and extend it instead of messing with the truck hitch
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  7. vaacutabove

    vaacutabove LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Big red the o ly problem w that is i have 4 trailers. Thats why i was looking in to the truck. Going to take it to a fab shop i guess. Just wondering if i was missing something
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  8. ponyboy

    ponyboy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ny
    Posts: 1,415

    Buyers sells a hitch extender I have 5 of them the are great bolts on back of truck then
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