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hitch plate on a Z??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by windsory, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. windsory

    windsory LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    im lookin into buyin a new mower for next season. I am currently towin a 4X6 trailer behind a 16 hp tractor. the trailer holds a trimmer, bp blower sometimes two, wb edger, toolbox, a 5 gallon and 3 gallon gas can and sometimes a helper. do you think that that amount is too much for a 16 horse tractor?

    for next yr i am, on a budget of $2000-$2500, buyin either a used walk behind or zero trun rider mower. do zero turns have any type of hitch on them and if not would I be able to fabricate one? also towin a 48 in wb and trailer with the tractor would definently be too heavy, right?

  2. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    Some manufacturers actually make and sell hitch plates for their ztr's. Check their websites under options/accessories.
  3. Grass Kickin

    Grass Kickin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    Likely all Z's can be equipped with a bolt on hitch. I have two Hustlers and they both have 4 bolt plates where a hitch attaches. I do run a hitch on my smaller 52" Hustler. I pull a dump cart and a fertilizer spreader with it.
  4. LarryF

    LarryF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,181

    I have no idea how you are going to get a ZTR, even a used one, for $2500, but my Exmark came with a hitch plate. However, I took it off and replaced it with the one that came with the Cyclone Rake I bought afterwards. I don't know if it can be used on some other ZTR, but if you want the original one, you can have it. Send me a PM. You and I are in the same county.
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Dixie Choppers come with a piece of 4" by 4" 1/4" thick angle iron welded to the rear for your hitch. It will easily pull your trailer with a 48" walkbehind in it.
  6. Countrymow

    Countrymow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    I wish someone would settle the issue as to whether it does any harm to pull stuff like a plugger with a Z mower.
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Pull what you like with a Dixie.

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