A hitch for the front receiver

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A hitch for the front receiver

Postby radioguy41 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:14 pm

I came across this spiffy ATV hitch while cruising Amazon a few days ago and thought it might be just the ticket for the front of the Cub; a 2" ball, a pin for a chain, rope, or strap, and a pinhole for a clevis/wagon hitch. Reasonable at $25 I think. The other doofungus is a hitch tightener. I use one on all my hitches. Smoother towing and quieter too, no banging up and down of the hitch in the receiver.

https://amazon.com/gp/product/B07XFZWHYK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://amazon.com/CZC-AUTO-Tightener-Anti-Rattle-Stabilizer/dp/B0792RDPD6/ref=sxts_sxwds-bia-wc-p13n1_0

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Re: A hitch for the front receiver

Postby Barnyard » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:41 pm

Remember, that receever is not meant to move heavy loads. Damage to your front end could result. That reciever is meant as a tie down point or moving light loads.
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Re: A hitch for the front receiver

Postby radioguy41 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:18 pm

Yep, I know that. Primary use will be to pull out the mini haywagon and to reposition the trailer (empty) behind the shed for Winter storage. I can do it with the car but trying to back it up while looking backwards while avoiding the snow plow (and other stuff) is a pain. Sitting up high on the tractor facing it should prove to be much easier, I would think.
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Re: A hitch for the front receiver

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:58 pm

I like that. May just have to get one for the Gator.
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Re: A hitch for the front receiver

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:37 pm

The only thing I can see wrong is if you have some trailer with 1 7/8 hitches. Some you may be able to adjust to fit it, but most will not.
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Re: A hitch for the front receiver

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:24 pm

The hitch is also available with a 1 7/8 inch ball.
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Re: A hitch for the front receiver

Postby Clemsonfor » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:07 am

Yea I have seen those for years for ATVs but I have had one and looked at their accessories for years now. Some of them I think are even made with a tow hook in the mix somehow if memory serves me right.

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Re: A hitch for the front receiver

Postby outdoors4evr » Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:05 am

Looks handy. I ordered one for the 184.
I have a trailer mover on the 3-point hitch and drag around a trailer and an offset mower. Having a ball and a tongue will save some walking back to the garage to get the right stinger.
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Re: A hitch for the front receiver

Postby Stanton » Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:11 pm

radioguy41 wrote:I came across this spiffy ATV hitch while cruising Amazon a few days ago and thought it might be just the ticket for the front of the Cub; a 2" ball, a pin for a chain, rope, or strap, and a pinhole for a clevis/wagon hitch. Reasonable at $25 I think. The other doofungus is a hitch tightener. I use one on all my hitches. Smoother towing and quieter too, no banging up and down of the hitch in the receiver.

https://amazon.com/gp/product/B07XFZWHYK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://amazon.com/CZC-AUTO-Tightener-Anti-Rattle-Stabilizer/dp/B0792RDPD6/ref=sxts_sxwds-bia-wc-p13n1_0

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You must of received a discount, because the link you gave shows Amazon's price of $29.89, not $25.

I also like the ability to change out a ball if needed. This one's welded on. Good idea, though.
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Re: A hitch for the front receiver

Postby radioguy41 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:35 pm

Yeah it seems they bumped the price.

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Re: A hitch for the front receiver

Postby Urbish » Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:06 pm

radioguy41 wrote:...The other doofungus is a hitch tightener. I use one on all my hitches. Smoother towing and quieter too, no banging up and down of the hitch in the receiver.


I like that. I have not seen one of those before. I cut the ends off of a 20oz pop bottle and slip it over the tube on the ball mount, then hit it with the heat gun to shrink it into place. Cut the holes for the pin with a utility knife, and voila! No more thumping and the plastic prevents the ball mount from rusting to the inside of the receiver if you leave it in for extended periods. But I like the hitch tightener too!
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Re: A hitch for the front receiver

Postby tomstractor » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:07 am

Are these ft receivers available or are they a kit or is there a plan to make them from? Thanks Tom

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Re: A hitch for the front receiver

Postby tomstractor » Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:10 am

If not a kit or plan, how about a couple of good pictures?

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Re: A hitch for the front receiver

Postby Barnyard » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:28 am

tomstractor wrote:Are these ft receivers available or are they a kit or is there a plan to make them from? Thanks Tom

Tom, I sent you a PM.
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Re: A hitch for the front receiver

Postby JimCub48 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:26 pm

Also looking for a front receiver hitch , Thanks Jim


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