We are searching data for your request:
Upon completion, a link will appear to access the found materials.
Cat 1 3 point hitch dimensions (with 5 point hitch)
I want to make a new trler. I have a 5 point hitch that I can add onto a horse trler. I am wondering if I can do this. Also, if it is possible, what are the dimensions of this trler? I am thinking it will be about 3x7x7 ft.
Yes, you can put any 5 point hitch on a trler. I have a 2x8x8 and it works great. You do not need any special equipment or tools. Just be careful as it is heavy, and there will be weight distribution issues if you have a heavy load on one side.
It's a two piece unit with the frame in front of the hitch. I have a 5pt hitch on my trler, but the thing looks really heavy (2x10s and 2x10s). I know that the 5pt hitch is not the "heavy" part of the unit. I need to figure out a way to get around this. It has an axle with 2 tires on it, and I think that would help somewhat, but I would still need to somehow keep the weight on the hitch.
If you need to support a very heavy load (tires, etc), you can use a 5 point hitch with the 5th point as high on the back axle as you can get. I do this on my trler, but it is on a 2 axle trler. I put one point on the rear axle, and another on the front axle. You can use a 2 point hitch, and then just rse the center axle as high as you can get it. In my case I can take the weight of the trler off the front axle and put it on the back axle and still be ok.
I do have to say that I do not like 5th point hitches on a trler because of all the problems with steering. The rear wheel has to go much further out in front of the trler. So, it is not a good design to have a 5th point.
Another option for you is to make it a 4 point hitch. You just set the trler to 4 points and you can set the center point at any height you want (it can go all the way to the back of the trler). This does work well, but I do not like to put the hitch on the back end.
The frame that I use is made by Tilt Trler. The frame and hitch cost about $600, and the hitch will be delivered to your door. The hitch does have to be installed by an electrician. I believe that this is only about $150. I have also found that a 2 point hitch is about $400 and does not have the same problems with steering. I will use a 2 point hitch if I can get it on my trler for less money.
If you use a 3 point hitch on your trler, and you have to use a 5th point to support the weight of your horse trler, you can always pull the trler to the barn and tie it off there, and then you can tie off your horse with a horse trler hitch. The 5th point is not that important.
The hitch that I bought for the trler is actually a 4th point hitch with an option to use the fifth point if I need to, but the trler will not have a 5th point.
My 2 point hitch is actually a 2 point hitch with a lift. The point of this hitch is that the trler is not supported by the rear wheels, but by the front wheels, which is how I like it. I can still support the weight by putting it on the back end of the trler. I do not like 5th point hitches because they are not safe. I have seen hitches that do not have a weight distributing point, but instead just have a bar down the middle, that hold the wheel in a strght line. This is really not safe.
If you have a 2 point hitch, I recommend that you add a bar across the middle. This will make it more stable and also give you more room for a larger wheel. There is a company called SFI that makes a 2 point hitch that will give you more stability. You can check out their hitch at this website: http://www.sfhitch.com/
One other thing that you might want to consider is using a trler that has a 2 point hitch. You can get one for about $900, or a 3 point for $800, or a 4 point for $600. I would recommend one of the 3 point hitches, because the trler will be much more stable. You will need a special license plate for the 3 point hitch, but the dealer will have to send it to the DMV for you. There are laws about using a 5th point on a trler.
I also want to recommend that you buy a trler with an 8 inch hitch. The maximum distance that a 4th point can be is about 18 inches. If you buy a trler with an 8 inch hitch, you will not be limited to a 4th point. You will have a maximum distance of 24 inches. I am not sure if this is a rule, but it is something to look for.
I do not know of any laws agnst using a 2 point hitch on a horse trler. There are many people that use 2 point hitches, and I am not sure why it would be illegal. There are no laws that say you cannot put a 2 point on a trler.
It would be illegal to put a 4th point