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Old 09-16-2012, 07:10 AM   #1
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We store our trailer at the bottom of a rather short and somewhat steep hill. It has always been a chore to hitch up and get started as the tow vehicle is always on the slope while the trailer is level. I found this attachment for the tractor that let's me move the trailer to a better spot. For those that have tractors, it's a nice option. And for those that don't have tractors, it's a good excuse to get one. Raz
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:06 AM   #2
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That's what I use to take my trailer down the hill to its storage area with my Kubota. One note of caution, the 3 point hitch does not have downward pressure, so you need to attach a chain from the drawbar pin to the three point hitch to keep it from accidentally riding up and causing loss of control.

I also wired up a hand held control for the trailer brakes. It is just a momentary contact switch in the end of a tube so I can push it with my thumb. I wired a two pole connector at the tongue and it just plugs in there and reaches to the tractor seat area.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:38 AM   #3
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And for those that don't have tractors, it's a good excuse to get one. Raz[/QUOTE]

I already have three tractors, or five if you want to count lawn tractors. I just put a ball on the draw bar. can't move trailers with one of them though because of the backhoe on it.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:15 AM   #4
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I welded a bracket and mounted a ball next to the upper lift arm and use it to move my Scamp 5th wheel around in the barn and yard. I use a 27 HP compact Kubota but it has about 300 lbs of weights on the front of the tractor. Sure is the easiest way to park the trailer in tight quarters, you just need to have a spotter while backing since you can't see along the sides of the trailer while on the tractor.
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That's what I use to take my trailer down the hill to its storage area with my Kubota. One note of caution, the 3 point hitch does not have downward pressure, so you need to attach a chain from the drawbar pin to the three point hitch to keep it from accidentally riding up and causing loss of control.
Good advice.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:18 AM   #6
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Nice! Heck... you don't even have to get off the tractor!
But even if you only have a lawn "tractor"....
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I have the same setup on my Yanmar. Great for moving the Scamp or my utility trailer.
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I just put a ball on the draw bar. can't move trailers with one of them though because of the backhoe on it.
A backhoe . You can really do some damage with one of those!
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