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Front Quick Hitch
The front hitch consists of 2 by 1 1/2-in. steel tubing that is attached firmly to the frame beneath the Honda engine with U-bolts. The tubing is also welded to 3/16-in. flat stock that is bent to match the bolt holes for the protection plate that attaches to the front of the ATV frame. The flat stock is in turn welded to a length of rectangular tubing with quick tach jaws fabricated from 1/2-in. bar stock. The length of the rectangular tubing and the size of the jaws are designed to match a standard Cat. I 3-pt. hitch. Spring-loaded pins on each jaw hold attachments in place. Pegs on the pins lock them in place.
To lift and lower implements, the Sands made a 2-in. receiver hitch that fits the front hitch. The shaft pivots in the jaws of the front mount. An eyebolt welded to the top of the receiver lets the Sands attach the hook from the Honda's winch to lift and lower attachments.

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2008 - Volume #32, Issue #6