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Adapter Pulls Pintle Hitch Trailers
Dean Konsela needed to pull a pintle hitch trailer, but his truck had a DMI hitch, and the two didn’t mix. With some trial and error, he came up with an adapter to his hitch that lets him safely connect the two. It worked so well that he has a patent pending and has started selling the adapters.
  “DMI hitches can only be used with pins or balls,” says Konsela. “However, they are easier to hook up than a standard receiver hitch. They can slide in and out or to the side. You don’t have to be straight in line with the trailer.”
  Konsela’s adapter offers the benefits of the DMI hitch for use with pintle hitch trailers. The steel adapter with the pintle hitch latch slides over the DMI drawbar. To fix it in place, a properly weighted 2-in. ball is inserted through the adapter and the pin hole in the drawbar. Once it has been locked in place with a nut, a bolt underneath the adapter is also tightened. It serves as a safety backup should the nut come loose or fall off.
  As a bonus, the adapter also works with ball hitches, locking them in place as well. To use the adapter hitch with pin-type trailers, simply remove the ball.
  The adapter is priced at $180 plus shipping. Check out a video of the hitch adapter at FARMSHOW.COM.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Konsela Hitch, 4232 Madson Rd., Manitowoc, Wis. 54220 (ph 920 758-2677; www.konselahitch.com).

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2015 - Volume #39, Issue #4