Z-Turn Towing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Patriots, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. Patriots

    Patriots LawnSite Member
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    Was thinking about welding a hitch to the rear bumber of my Z - has anyone else tried this, and with what results.
     
  2. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
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    many are rated for 1000# towing. do a search. a few guys have shown pics of whatthey tow.

    Dixie chopper even sells a hitch ball for mounting.
     
  3. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
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    I tow an Aerator in the Fall with my Old Lazer.
     
  4. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    I fabbed one for my Gravely 260Z. towed about 600lbs so far on the aerator.

    260-towhitch.jpg
     
  5. Patriots

    Patriots LawnSite Member
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    Nice set up BSD, exactly what I was thinking about.
     
  6. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    Do a search under captken...Kenny had some pics of his Hustlers pulling some regular open trailers and a boat. I can't remember if the hitch was factory or if he fabbed it up.
     
  7. Dixie Rob

    Dixie Rob LawnSite Member
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    My Dixie has a factory hitch, and according to my dealer (which may or may not be right), it can tow 2k lbs safely.

    All I ever pull is my seeder and aerator :)

    I don't forsee any issues with it.
     
  8. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
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    wow thats cool means i can sell my Mtd tractor and get some money for it
     
  9. Jman

    Jman LawnSite Member
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    If welding on a ztr with an EFI engine, make SURE you DISCONNECT the battery AND the computer!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    my design is slip-in/bolt on in place of the stock rear bumper on my gravely. I do want to add a piece to it to protect the carb and other exposed parts in case i back into something.
     

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