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Tow-Behind 3-Pt. Hitch
To handle heavier-duty attachments and add even more versatility to their ATV, the Sands decided to build a tow-behind, 3-pt. lift cart. However, instead of hydraulics, an electric winch provides lift to the Cat. I hitch.
The main frame is designed to telescope from 4 1/2 to 8 ft. wide. Holes at 4-in. intervals in the shafts offer multiple widths.
"Just pull the pins, and slide the wheels in or out," says Kyle.
The main beam also serves as a mounting point for the 2000-lb. winch, which will provide the lift, and a simple jack.
A battery mounted on the top cross bar of the front frame provides power for the winch. The cable from the winch runs to a pulley mounted behind the battery. It then travels down to a second pulley on the lower cross bar of the rear frame. The final run of the cable is to an anchor point directly above the first pulley.

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2008 - Volume #32, Issue #6