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    Cool Hitch Em Up

    Dueling golf cart receiver hitches. Not for towing as much as for other hitch mounted accessories, like spreaders and sprayers, etc. Factory had a drawbar type unit, but the 2" is the common standard. Pretty lightweight as far a a hitch, but more than enough to do this job. Quarter by two angle, and some quarter by 2 flat bar for the bracing. Welded up with the FrankenMIG, this time. Added a couple of shackles for tie down points for easy transporting. First one all painted and installed. Second one I still need to fit the bracing and finish up on the other cart.

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    FrankenMIG = Hobart transformer and inductor, Miller rectifiers, capacitors and misc bits and bobs, Harbor Freight wire feeder and case, home brewed control board and digital readouts.
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    We just did a simple one for an old Chevy Blazer.
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    Mike R.
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    Second one finished. Painting isn't so bad when the part is still hot from welding.
    Extra impatience made gloves required for the install, too, as it was still kinda hot to handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambozo View Post
    Second one finished. Painting isn't so bad when the part is still hot from welding.
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    Came out real nice. Might change mine out, then I can offset higher to move trailers we are welding up. We have a 4" lift on it, but a little higher would be nice. Current hitch is 90 degree angle, hole, interchangeable ball. Not home, so not pictures.
    Mike R.
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    FYI: PP50, PP80, IMIG-200, IMIG-250P, 210EXT and 255EXT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by everlastsupport View Post
    Came out real nice. Might change mine out, then I can offset higher to move trailers we are welding up. We have a 4" lift on it, but a little higher would be nice. Current hitch is 90 degree angle, hole, interchangeable ball. Not home, so not pictures.
    Yup, moving trailers around can be a hassle. I used to make front mounted hitches for my trucks much like what you showed, for moving trailers, mounting a winch or vise, etc. Now I see a lot of the hitch manufactures finally offer bolt on front mounted hitches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambozo View Post
    Yup, moving trailers around can be a hassle. I used to make front mounted hitches for my trucks much like what you showed, for moving trailers, mounting a winch or vise, etc. Now I see a lot of the hitch manufactures finally offer bolt on front mounted hitches.
    Yea, the guy we made that for gave us a Curt E100 (I think it was) that was a bolt on 4"x4" RV bumper after we made that for him. So we got paid and he gave us the receiver. I put it on Craigslist for cheap. If it does not sell we will weld it on something. Front of golf cart maybe.

    We use a old golf cart and quad for moving things now. We used to use use 2" receivers on the fronts to move them in and out.
    Mike R.
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    FYI: PP50, PP80, IMIG-200, IMIG-250P, 210EXT and 255EXT.

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    I'm lazy and just use a forklift to move trailers now.
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    Yea, a friend plasma cut a hole and drops a ball in the hole on the fork. My forklift broke and I sold it. Wish I kept it.
    Mike R.
    Email: admineverlast@everlastwelders.com
    www.everlastgenerators.com
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    877-755-9353 x203
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    FYI: PP50, PP80, IMIG-200, IMIG-250P, 210EXT and 255EXT.

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