my new heavy duty hitch hauler

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Smitty58, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. Smitty58

    Smitty58 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 531

    I'm not sure if this picture will post but I'll give it a try. This is my new heavy duty hitch hauler I had built to carry my quad.

  2. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    thats pretty nice. there was a thread a long time ago asking the best way to haul a quad and plow. i suggested the exact set up you have. looks pretty cool.
  3. Rich's Lawn Care

    Rich's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    How do you get the quad on and off?
  4. Smitty58

    Smitty58 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 531

    Rich's Lawn Care - I've got ramps that I put down and drive it off.
  5. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    Smitty, I'm guessing it was custom made. What did it cost you, and what is the total weight of the hauler and quad on that hitch?

    That's how I'm figuring on carrying a couple snowblowers next winter. I was thinking something with ramps built right in, on hinges.
  6. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    What's the weight rating on the hitch on your truck. I build my own receivers so I run them to about right above the axle to allow maximum strength. I seen one awhile ago that was made out of 3/8"x 3" tube. He was using it to pull big boats.
  7. Smitty58

    Smitty58 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 531

    It was custom made by a local welder. I paid him $200. I had priced the material for $130. so I think it was worth $70 to have it built by a pro. I'm not sure what the capacity is or how you could even figure it out. I have a class 3 or 4 receiver ,not sure which. It is a stock receiver ,what ever that is. The thing probably weighs 125-150 lbs. ,and my quad with plow weighs approx 525 lbs. I would have liked some built in ramps but the quad actually hangs over a little so ramps mounted to it would not work. I just keep some ramps in the bed. If you are interested in building one the specs are:
    63" wide x 46" long.
    2" square tubing coming all the way out (approx 53")
    2" angle iron around perimeter
    1" square tubing for middle supports
    expanded metal floor (mesh)
    I could email more pics if anyone wants them.
  8. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    wow! i couldn't imagine hanging 550 lb's off the back of a f150 like that. I hope its built like a brick sh1thouse.
  9. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    man that thing must bottom out in back pretty easy it dosent even look like you could clear that driveway on the way out

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