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Has anyone made removable hitch for WM trailer?
« on: September 21, 2014, 07:50:56 AM »
I was thinking about making a removable hitch for my WM trailer.  Maybe using a 2" receiver and setting it up to use with a pintle.  Just wanted  to see if anyone had some pictures of what they had done.
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Re: Has anyone made removable hitch for WM trailer?
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2014, 08:00:03 AM »
might try and search pintle  hitches, I know at least one member has done it, loves it he said, makes hooking up lots easier
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: Has anyone made removable hitch for WM trailer?
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2014, 09:27:15 AM »
I just take the two bolts out and throw the hitch in the weeds so I don't hit my legs on it. ;D
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Re: Has anyone made removable hitch for WM trailer?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2014, 10:06:03 AM »
I have the stuff to do it but just have not done it yet.  Its very simple and makes backing up to it much easier.  Also, when I plan on welding it, I plan on making the tongue a little longer so that I can swith the controls around and be able to saw with the truck still hooked to the mill.  Some jobs its a real pain to unhook and then rehook just a few hours later and do the same thing in the afternoon.

Someone on here posted a few pictures of their set up but I cannot remember who it was.

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Re: Has anyone made removable hitch for WM trailer?
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2014, 10:14:35 AM »
How will you level the mill with it hooked to the truck? I agree on the pintle hitch. I hate ball couplers.
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Re: Has anyone made removable hitch for WM trailer?
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2014, 10:15:51 AM »
I changed mine to a ring.



 
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Re: Has anyone made removable hitch for WM trailer?
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2014, 11:17:15 AM »
How will you level the mill with it hooked to the truck? I agree on the pintle hitch. I hate ball couplers.

     I saw with the mill still on the truck regularly.  I've got a full set of FAOs; I don't know if that makes a difference or not.  And of course all the outriggers are used every time.  But leveling the mill is no problem.  A few days ago I did two separate jobs, a couple of miles apart, and was still home in time for an early lunch.  The mill didn't come off the truck until I parked it at home again.
     I agree with the pintle hitch too!
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Re: Has anyone made removable hitch for WM trailer?
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2014, 11:18:50 AM »
I will typically level the mill by the use of ramps and so on which I already do.  If I need to level the mill side to side, I place boards under the tires to help raise or lower before I put down the jacks.  if I need to raise or lower the mill end to end, I can place boards under the rear tires of the truck to raise the hitch of the mill, not to mention that I have an adjustable hitch that I can raise up and down on the truck.

Simple modifications can save numerous hours of wasted time.

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Re: Has anyone made removable hitch for WM trailer?
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2014, 11:22:11 AM »
I should mention that I have stationary command control on my mill so turning that around all the time is almost impossible with my flatbed truck as it hits the back of the truck before its completely turned around and operable.

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Re: Has anyone made removable hitch for WM trailer?
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2014, 11:25:17 AM »
When we set up we drop the mill pull forward 4'-5' drop the tailgate and have a work bench.

The other day I had a log walk back on the mill while turning it to whitle it down. It was to heavy for the drag back so thru a chain around it and hooked a comalong to the truck and pulled it back forward on the mill.

I went to cross over the cable while it was tight while the customer had my attention. That cable told me right quick like that I did not have my foot high enough and I was picking myself up off the ground ::)

Stepping over the hitch all day "will" be a "real" pain ;D

Have never found hooking up to the hitch to be much of a chore, but do like pintal hitches as the are heavier built.
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Re: Has anyone made removable hitch for WM trailer?
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2014, 12:18:39 PM »
When we set up we drop the mill pull forward 4'-5' drop the tailgate and have a work bench.







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Re: Has anyone made removable hitch for WM trailer?
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2014, 12:33:32 PM »
I just take the two bolts out and throw the hitch in the weeds so I don't hit my legs on it. ;D
X2,  I was thinking about putting some quick hitch pins in mine to make it quick to pull off, as the bolts that are used don't hold the hitch rigid anyways.
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Re: Has anyone made removable hitch for WM trailer?
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2014, 02:16:09 PM »
I was thinking about doing what Dan did with the pintle.  Bought a 2" receiver but it would not fit inside of the square tubing for the WM hitch  I do like the ability to remove the hitch and the ease of the pintle though.

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