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    1-1/4" Hitch for my x739. Dual (flip over) Ball?

    I have plenty of trailer balls, and plenty of 2" trailer hitches for vehicles. What I don't have is a versatile 1-1/4" hitch for my x739.
    It won't get much use aside from moving the garden trailers and my aluminum ATV trailers.
    The hitch I have now is 1-1/4" set-up with a 2" ball. Then I got a nice little Deere 22 Utility Trailer with a 1-7/8 coupler. This forces me to change the ball for dual purpose.
    What I want to find (make if I have too..but I know what I seek is out there somewhere) is a 2" (threaded female) to 1-7/8" (threaded male) 3/4" shaft set of trailer balls. So I can "flip" the hitch.
    I know I can buy another hitch and just have one for each ball size, but I don't want the extra steps to have to walk and get the other hitch in the time of need.

    So, does anyone know where I can get a trailer ball configuration like what I'm wanting?
    I appreciate any help!
    Worse case, I'll cut the posts from one of each size and weld them onto a hitch and be done with it.
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    Two concepts come to mind,,

    1) Change all the towed devices to 1 7/8" and thereby eliminate the need for 2",,

    2) Whether you end up with one ball,, or two, incorporate a plate with a hole, so that you can tow pinned hitch trailers,,
    kinda like this,,,

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    All my trailers have 2" couplers but I specifically use a 1-7/8" ball on my tractor and atv to tow them. This allows the coupler to latch real easily for "around the property" towing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpajay View Post
    All my trailers have 2" couplers but I specifically use a 1-7/8" ball on my tractor and atv to tow them. This allows the coupler to latch real easily for "around the property" towing.
    I considered doing this. I may just do it and be done with tolerance equation. The use is only on the property.
    Good reply!!
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    Why not simply install a 2" receiver on the tractor and then you can insert a multi-ball drawbar or one with a ball, hook and tab.





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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    Why not simply install a 2" receiver on the tractor and then you can insert a multi-ball drawbar or one with a ball, hook and tab.
    My reasoning comes from the fact the front receiver is 1-1/4". I don't want a different size hitch in the mix. I'll use my truck if that much weight needs to be pulled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boonie View Post
    My reasoning comes from the fact the front receiver is 1-1/4". I don't want a different size hitch in the mix. I'll use my truck if that much weight needs to be pulled.
    Weight wasn't a factor for me. I have a 2" receiver on everything because 2" accessories are much more readily available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    Weight wasn't a factor for me. I have a 2" receiver on everything because 2" accessories are much more readily available.
    And I agree with that. I just want to stay the lighter weight as designed is all. Just trying to keep it simple-er....even though my own designing is the hurdle. LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boonie View Post
    And I agree with that. I just want to stay the lighter weight as designed is all. Just trying to keep it simple-er....even though my own designing is the hurdle. LOL!
    I think you were on to something with one of your previous statements. If you can weld or have access to a welder I would simply get a piece of 1 1/4 square stock and weld on the attachments that you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    I think you were on to something with one of your previous statements. If you can weld or have access to a welder I would simply get a piece of 1 1/4 square stock and weld on the attachments that you need.
    Yep, I may very well do that. I stopped at Tractor Supply today, in hopes of finding each tow ball in the sizes I want, the type a bolt threads in from the bottom into the ball. If I can find that type I can use a short piece of 3/4" or 7/8" (depending on the ball size) all-thread to thread in...then loctite it to one so it stays. TS had nothing I could use in that category. I also looked at their tires in hopes of finding a pair for my JD22 Utility Trailer. They didn't have any of those either.

    For the time being I'm not getting excited. I got too many projects going at once. I just picked up the 2nd half for my "satellite dish" bird seed feeder, and a few pieces of stainless to finish off my fire pit grill so the hotdogs don't roll off into the fire.

    I'll plug away at things and eventually get to the hitch
    Last edited by Boonie; 08-04-2018 at 02:37 PM.
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