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need to extend truck hitch

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by polska, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. polska

    polska LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 383

    Hey i need to extend my hitch on my dump truck any suggestions . I need to extend it about 2feet. Can anyone suggest a good welder in nj.
     
  2. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
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  3. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,496

    1st.......tilt your bed ALL the way up and measure how much room you've got to play with. I was able to extend mine out about 6"......I'll be posting pictures soon......but that 6" + an extension will do the trick.

    How much weight are you looking to pull?
     
  4. polska

    polska LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 383

    about 6,000 or 7,000lb
     
  5. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,784

    im in the same boat with my 550, the tank is just behind the rear plate so its not as easy. A&R trailer in westbrook CT quoted me around $700 to externally mount a reciever welded to the rear plate.
     
  6. polska

    polska LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 383

    how long do u want to extend it? I found away to extend the hitch about 12inch for around $140.00. I'm going to start driving around as soon as I get my title.
     
  7. polska

    polska LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 383

    thanks tthomass
     
  8. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    You prolly need something like this, because I had a simular problem with my 1ton dump.[​IMG]
     
  9. polska

    polska LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 383

    redwing where did u get that
     
  10. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,496

    Do a search on ebay for extensions too......they have 12" & 18"

    As for rear fuel tank...same goes for the Chevy 4500/5500 too, you may have to remove the tank for room to fab something up.

    Imagine this........2" square receiver + 2" square tubing.....metal coupler that is about 4" long connecting the two (like you would do PVC pipe for example) and then (2) 1/4" pieces of steel coming from the square tubing to the plate for added strength = what I've got. I'd post a picture but they're not on this computer.
     

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