Gooseneck Ball Question.......... - Diesel Truck Forum - TheDieselGarage.com
Thread Details Posted by bigdraft, this thread has received 13 replies and been viewed 1257 times.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
The Big Meanie
 
bigdraft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Northern Michigan
Posts: 5,220
Points: 47,695
Thanks: 213
Thanked 235 Times in 153 Posts
Gooseneck Ball Question..........

Hey fellas....got a question. I have the Reese rail system in the bed of the Dodge.....with the gooseneck plate that pins into it. How much weight/force can this ball take? I got an idea for moving round bales around and I need to know if the ball would support a 1200 pound round bale of hay basically hanging off of it..........




kevin


1996 Dodge 3500 Ex. Cab LB Wide Hipper
Boys Stroke It...Men RAM It
Dually Club Member
Farm Club Member
If I Get Caught Drunk On My Horse, Is It A DUI Or A RUI???

I Got A Named Bubba
In Progress...
FOREVER FARMS
What Is A Farm With No Barns?

Quote:
[Today 9:22 PM] GrnMachineLover: I just think diesels in cars are funny
bigdraft is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 05:29 PM
TDG Mafia #76
 
John_DeereGreen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Athens, Ohio
Posts: 2,542
Points: 58,641
Thanks: 127
Thanked 103 Times in 76 Posts
Send a message via AIM to John_DeereGreen Send a message via Yahoo to John_DeereGreen
Only one way to find out, Kev...

Seriously though, make sure there's nothing breakable below or around it, and go for it...

Jarrett
04.5 qcsb commonrail
Smarty TnT
John_DeereGreen is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 06:29 PM
Bouncer
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Points: 0 [Check]
If that ball/mount will not hold a 1200lb roll of hay, then you have other problems to worry about Kev.
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 12:29 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,754
Points: 41,035
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
I sure would think it would

1996 Gmc k2500 4x4 6.5 turbo diesel, with mods Blew the head gasket, put all new heads, valves, injecotrs gaskets etc on the truck only to get it together and find out it had no oil pressure, and sounded horrible (pry a spun bearing). SOLD
2007 chevrolet 2500hd Duramax loaded. GM LEMON BUYBACK
2007 Chevrolet LBZ 1 ton crew cab 8ft box
on star, xm, tow mirrors, 145 amp alt,
#23 Singles Club
thejdman04 is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 02:28 AM Thread Starter
The Big Meanie
Threadstarter
 
bigdraft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Northern Michigan
Posts: 5,220
Points: 47,695
Thanks: 213
Thanked 235 Times in 153 Posts
allright guys....I figured it would, BUT always good to double check ya know?!?

Now I can start on my game plan................




kevin


1996 Dodge 3500 Ex. Cab LB Wide Hipper
Boys Stroke It...Men RAM It
Dually Club Member
Farm Club Member
If I Get Caught Drunk On My Horse, Is It A DUI Or A RUI???

I Got A Named Bubba
In Progress...
FOREVER FARMS
What Is A Farm With No Barns?

Quote:
[Today 9:22 PM] GrnMachineLover: I just think diesels in cars are funny
bigdraft is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 03:48 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,836
Points: 19,208
Thanks: 69
Thanked 134 Times in 130 Posts
How are you going to get the bale to hang under the ball?


The rails have a horizontal rating of over 16k pounds, what kind of leverage can you use that will exceed that with a 1200 # bale? Transport chain has a working load of 5400# if I remember correctly, so part of the question is will the rest of the invention stand the strain.

keydl

93 Dodge /CTD, IC, 518, club cab LE, BHAF, KDP fixed, kelderman air ride
81 Isuzu /C223na, 5spd
keydl is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 12:34 PM
Senior Member
 
bmoeller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NW IL
Posts: 4,827
Points: 67,949
Thanks: 158
Thanked 392 Times in 331 Posts
Garage
If all you're gonna do is drag it, hook it to your drawbar/receiver hitch. Don't want to dent the bed or screw up a tailgate with a chain hanging off the edge. My neighbor looped a cable over his hitch ball like that all the time to drag bales. Works good. I've pulled an empty Kinze 840 grain cart with my Ram. Has a tongue weight of over 3k and it weighs ~13k. The factory hitches take more than they're rated for.

I've pulled empty 18 wheelers with my 14' 5/16" transport chain. 32-40k pounds. Haven't broken it or even stretched a link. Just always make sure to never jerk on it.

"Some people are educated beyond their intelligence."

'93 W350 CC, LE, 5spd, HTT modded H1C, 4" DE

Sold- '99 3500 Q/C, SO CTD, 4x4, 5spd.

Traded off- '97 3500 C/C, 4x4, CTD

'92 W250, LE, CC, CTD w/ tweaked pump (SOLD)


"Obama = Hoax and Chains"

If Obama is the answer, it must have been a stupid question.
bmoeller is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
The Big Meanie
Threadstarter
 
bigdraft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Northern Michigan
Posts: 5,220
Points: 47,695
Thanks: 213
Thanked 235 Times in 153 Posts
I came up with a good way for get hay and store it at my house....instead of making the 40 mile round trip every 4-5 days for a round bale. Here's what I wanna do......

Take a bar for my Reese hitch, and weld an extension onto it so it sticks like 3 feet out behind the truck, then hook a 4 foot section with the bale spear and stabalizers onto it. Make this so it can be pinned in place AND pivot. On the end of the 5 foot bale spear, weld a big steel loop. What I wanna do is back the truck up into a round bale, hook a boat type hand winch to the gooseneck ball and hook the other end to the steel ring on the end of the bale spear. So when I crank the hand winch, it will raise the round bale off the ground. If I leave it hooked like that AND pin it where it pivots, it will remain secure. No need to mess around trying to get it all the way in the bed of the trucl. Not going that far with the bale.

I ran my idea by the police chief...who is a firend of mine...and the owner of my field, and he thought it was a good idea. Local cops, and county cops both will not give me a second look driving down the road with a bale hanging off the back of the truck IF I can show them when its done that the bale is secure and my setup is secure......

Sooooo, there ya have it. My latest invention on how to move a round bale with no tractor. It sucks having to drive a 40 mile round trip for hay every 4-5 days because I cant store them here. I have the room, just no way to get them from the ground into the truck.Well, NOW I WILL have a way pretty soon.

I'll keep ya'll posted with updates and pics when I get this started........




kevin


1996 Dodge 3500 Ex. Cab LB Wide Hipper
Boys Stroke It...Men RAM It
Dually Club Member
Farm Club Member
If I Get Caught Drunk On My Horse, Is It A DUI Or A RUI???

I Got A Named Bubba
In Progress...
FOREVER FARMS
What Is A Farm With No Barns?

Quote:
[Today 9:22 PM] GrnMachineLover: I just think diesels in cars are funny
bigdraft is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-29-2008, 02:03 AM
Senior Member
 
bmoeller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NW IL
Posts: 4,827
Points: 67,949
Thanks: 158
Thanked 392 Times in 331 Posts
Garage
IIRC, my one uncle has done something like that. And I think you buy a setup like that too, and it uses a 1500# rated 4 wheeler electric winch. Basically a poor man DewEze bed.

"Some people are educated beyond their intelligence."

'93 W350 CC, LE, 5spd, HTT modded H1C, 4" DE

Sold- '99 3500 Q/C, SO CTD, 4x4, 5spd.

Traded off- '97 3500 C/C, 4x4, CTD

'92 W250, LE, CC, CTD w/ tweaked pump (SOLD)


"Obama = Hoax and Chains"

If Obama is the answer, it must have been a stupid question.
bmoeller is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-29-2008, 02:55 AM Thread Starter
The Big Meanie
Threadstarter
 
bigdraft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Northern Michigan
Posts: 5,220
Points: 47,695
Thanks: 213
Thanked 235 Times in 153 Posts
yeah....I searched for it online, and found one that uses an electric winch, but it was a BIG plate deal that bolts to the bed floor and the gooseneck ball.......and it was $$$......................the other kind I seen was a hydraulic unit, for even more $$$.

I figure this one will cost very little cash to make, and if I make it in a couple pieces, one person can '''install''' and '''un-install''' it pretty easy.

Yes, I'm cheap............




kevin


1996 Dodge 3500 Ex. Cab LB Wide Hipper
Boys Stroke It...Men RAM It
Dually Club Member
Farm Club Member
If I Get Caught Drunk On My Horse, Is It A DUI Or A RUI???

I Got A Named Bubba
In Progress...
FOREVER FARMS
What Is A Farm With No Barns?

Quote:
[Today 9:22 PM] GrnMachineLover: I just think diesels in cars are funny
bigdraft is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Diesel Truck Forum - TheDieselGarage.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome