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Ball Hitches Converted To Pintle Hooks
Robert Grandjambe, Fort Chipewyan, Alberta: Ball hitches have to be the dumbest idea ever for towing trailers and equipment. They’re not secure and are difficult to hook up. What I’ve done with all my trailers and my wood splitter is to cut a hole in the top of the hitch so I can use a pintle hook on my truck and ATV. It’s such a time-saving and safe way to tow a trailer. I realized modifying a hitch like this is not street legal but it works well for hauling equipment around my place. If you want you could take off the ball hitch and weld a ring onto the trailer hitches in place of the ball hitch.”

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2017 - Volume #41, Issue #4