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Trailer mover

This seems to be a very useful tool and I believe will be even more useful in the future. We wanted a trailer mover, but for a $150+ tax and shipping I couldn’t see buying one. So I built one.

I did some research and looked around at pictures and websites to see what would be the best way to build one. I really didn’t like anything I seen, but liked something on all of them. I decided I would just build one and see what happens. Off to the steel/salvage yard I went. I bought a piece of 2.25″x2.25″x10″ square tubing and a piece of 3/8″x10″x16″ scrap with holes already drilled the right size for the top link bolt. Cost was under $30.00. I bought a 2 5/16 ball for the top so the goose neck trailer could be moved around (empty only) for bout $10.00 and a multipurpose receiver hitch with a clevis and 3 ball sizes consisting of 1 7/8″, 2″, and 2 5/16″. This was the most expensive piece coming in around $55. Then I bought two category one pins that ran less than $10.00 for the pair. Besides paint and the extras I added on we are at approximately $105 into the project. Adding welding wire, cutting wheels, and misc. supplies the project was under the cost of the cheapest I could find and it is custom built to my liking.

I came up with some dimensions I thought would be suitable for the project and got started. All thou I have had compliments on it, I believe because of the paint, I still built it keeping in mind function over looks. I did add extra bracing, D rings, hooks, and a top receiver tube. That makes it more useful and did make the cost go up, but still under a $150 and you still will not find anything close to it with the possible functions that this piece of equipment will have.

 

 

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Here is the basic structure with the upper and lower square receiver hitches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Almost finished and ready to paint. This picture shows the additional bracing I added.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sprayed on some red paint to match the tractor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here it is complete with D rings, hooks, and multipurpose hitch hooked up to our Mahindra 4wd 4025.

 

 

 

 

 

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