Has anyone mounted a trailer ball to their bobcat to move trailers?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by SouthernYankee, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee LawnSite Senior Member
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    My shop is 24ft by 33ft deep and I am tight for space having a 12ft enclosed trailer, a new bobcat trailer and a 1 ton dumptruck.

    I remember someone telling me about having a trailer ball welded onto his bobcat bucket which was very helpful in moving his trailers around their yard.

    Has anyone done something like this?

    Would I be better off having some type of trailer ball holder that I could switch out individual trailer ball?

    Backing up is somewhat of a problem and I would have to take my machine off the trailer every night because its a tight space.
     
  2. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I torched a hole in the end of my forks to put a trailer ball on when I need it. I keep the ball in the machine when I don't need it. Comes in handy when moving trailers, etc around the yard.
     
  3. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
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    There is a company that makes a clamp that goes on your bucket. The clamp has a ball hitch on it. So you can just clamp it on when you need to move a trailer. Then it comes right off when you want to used your bucket to move materials.
     
  4. TerraFirma Excavating

    TerraFirma Excavating LawnSite Member
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  5. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks guys, I really appricate your help!!
     
  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    SouthernYankee

    I use my Tree Boom and just turn the hook out. I just drive the hook to the trailer hitch placing it where the ball goes and then lift. The extra range of motion of a tree boom allow me better placement in tight spots in some cases.
     
  7. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
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    BINGO thats it

    Thanks I guess I should order one while I found the site.
     

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