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Handy Anvil Hitch For Farriers
“I came up with this design when a farrier asked me to carry his anvil without having to lift it into his truck,” says welder/fabricator Keith Davis of Cody, Wyo.
  He designed and built a foldable hitch that fits a pickup’s receiver hitch. The anvil is secured between angle iron brackets bolted to 2-in. sq. tubing. Davis beefed up the hitch with steel welded to a jack to stabilize the joint next to the rear passenger side. Another jack is attached to the front when the hitch is straightened out for use.
  When finished, the farrier removes the pin, raises the jacks and folds the unit against the pickup and secures it in place with the pin through the receiver hitch.
  “The farrier said that other designs echo, but this is quiet. It relies on the jacks instead of the truck frame to stabilize it,” Davis says.
  Another benefit is that the design is universal and fits on any truck without a custom bracket.
  At about hip high, the anvil is at a good working height, and Davis notes the hitch unit could be adapted for other uses for construction workers, for example. He adds that he also designed a hitch for hanging deer or elk for skinning, and is always interested in coming up with designs to meet customers’ challenges.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Red-Line Repair Services, Keith Davis, 1737 Bleistein Ave., Cody, Wyo. 82414 (ph 307 578-7910; www.wyomingredlinerepair.com).

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2015 - Volume #39, Issue #1