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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-07-2006, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Hitch question... what to use?

Being that this is my first time pulling, and I won't be pulling often, what can I use for my hitching device? looking for somthing cheap and will just slide into the reese receiver. I have a few spare drophitches I could use If I could find somthing to fit the hole that they can hook to.

or if anyone is planning on going to the hemlock pulls on the 21st in hemlock ny, if you've got an old hitch you don't use anymore that I could use that would be great too.


THE HITCH POINT WILL BE FROM THE REAR BUMPER ONLY OR FROM A “REESE TYPE” HITCH ON A LEVEL PLANE WITH THE POINT OF ATTACHMENT TO THE TRUCK’S FRAME BEHIND THE PUMPKIN OF THE REAR END. NO OTHER TYPES OF HITCHES ARE PERMITTED. HITCH POINT MAY NOT BE MORE THAN 26" FROM GROUND. NO ANGLED, LEVER, PIVOT, AXIS OR OTHER TYPES OF ‘TRICK’ HITCHES ARE ALLOWED AND THE HITCH MUST BE STATIONARY IN ALL DIRECTIONS. THE HOOK POINT MUST BE THE FURTHEST POINT TO THE BACK OF TRUCK. HOOK POINT MUST BE PAST THE BED OF THE TRUCK IF THERE IS NO BUMPER, OR PAST THE END OF THE BUMPER. EACH TRUCK DRIVER MUST SUPPLY A TWISTED CLEVIS. THE HOLE FOR HITCHING MUST ACCOMMODATE A MINIMUM OF 3.5 INCHES ACROSS.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-07-2006, 08:59 PM
 
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I would just go to a tractor supply store or similar and pickup a 3.5" clevise and a pin to hold it in your hitch.
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Should the clevis be vertical or horizontal?

Pin screws in from side or top? (for refrence)

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Horizontal and stationary is better....that will allow you to keep your hitch height while pulling.

Vertical will work for beginners though.
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