upgrading

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by tnmtn, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Posts: 1,017

    i picked up a pintle hitch trailer but wanted to be able to switch between the pintle and still have a receiver hitches. a few months back i had a welder cut off and replace the rear bumper with a 3" receiver. we had an engineer run numbers on it and it will be good for way more than the truck can tow. thought you guys might get a kick out of seeing it. in 1 of the pics i set a 2 1/2" ball itch on top to get a size reference.

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  2. 93turbo

    93turbo LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks good so whats the plan to still be able to use the regular ball receiver? Do you have an adapter to run your ball hitch? I'd probably just weld a reciever on top of the 3" tube for when you need a ball hitch
     
  3. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Posts: 1,017

    i have a sleeve that goes inside the receiver to bring it down to 2 1/2"
     
  4. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    Looks great now pull down some trees
     
  5. Krafty

    Krafty LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from St. Louis MO
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    Man that thing is a beast!! What truck is it on??
     
  6. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Posts: 1,017

    chevy 4500
     
  7. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Posts: 1,017

    here is a pic of the new to me trailer. pretty happy with it so far.

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  8. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Posts: 1,017

    wednesday truck and trailer will be headed to columbia s.c. to pick this up. i have been in the process of buying this machine for a few months. shopping much longer.

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  9. 93turbo

    93turbo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 482

    Nice trailer and looks like your gonna get an interesting hoe too. Do you have an oversize receiver already or custom made as I thought most receivers were 2" or is that what came with the truck?
     
  10. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,213

    Nice! You will have to get lots of pictures and it will be interesting to here how it is to run.
     

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