Thanks. That’s a nifty hitch.
The reason I like the one in my original post is twofold. 1) It keeps the ball closer to the quad and 2) it has an easy method for hitching a tow strap and I pull logs of logs.
Currently I’m using the Feral Spread Eagle which is decent but I’m constantly jerking it out of position when pulling stuff. It does the job but drives my OCD nuts.
One thing I did do, is get a longer shank ball which allowed me to move the ball closer, where the bolt normally goes. This also prevents the plate from shifting if I’m pulling a trailer and brake hard.
I think I’ll get a 5/8 clevis pin and put the tow hook on it.
Honda Rancher 2010 4X4 420
Gotcha, that makes sense. Is yours the IRS Rancher 420 or the SRA?
420 4x4 with power steering. Manual says 30 # tongue weight and 885(?) gross trailer weight.
I’m probably worried too much but if I could buy the pictures item local for $15 I would, gladly.
I think my 400 is rated at 500 lbs MAX towing, and I again have hauled 10 times that behind it in a trailer many many times, coudn;'t even imagine what tongue weight was(maybe a 200+ lbs) and sure my RATED tongue is more likely less than your's LOL
again, NOT saying its safe to correct to do, but I have 20 yrs of doing this to mine problem free!, but again, towing heavy, is NOT about being able to pull it, its about being able to control it, as in up and down hills,
as its real easy to have a trailer weighting more than the atv , and that the atv can stop and control, on level ground, there very impressive at what they can pull,
but add in some down hill and worse, with sharper SLOW needed speeds to make turns, and you can get in trouble real fast with jack knifing and or worse!
also again, I would bet any metal shop can make you one of them for pretty cheap, a simple piece of rebar, bent into a U, and then welded onto a small plate of steel with a hole in it to mount it and your done, unless you need it pretty and paint it too LOL but rattle can black at wally world is 99 cents a can, so, again, I would think you can have one made for about 15 bucks if you asked around, maybe less if you have friends with a welder, and some scrap metal laying around!