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    Trailer Ball Attachment for Bucket?

    I saw a video of a trailer hitch ball attachment that a man had that went onto the bucket with an integral screw down clamp for easy on and off. I gotta get something like that to save my ole bod when backing the tandem trailer in the barn and into it's slot.

    Fabbing something like that up is beyond my capability.

    i don't think Kenny offers one. Any sources out there?

    thanks

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    Kenís has this.



    You simply bolt this to your bucket and then attach any ball mount you need.
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    Thanks for the post Dieselshadow. I had something in mind that would attach to the bucket without drilling holes. i think that before I went that route i would just drill one hole in the bucket and screw a ball in there when I needed it. One bolt vs 4?
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    If you search some, you can find "clamp on receiver hitches". Quality varies wildly, so read reviews and don't be enticed by the cheapest offerings.

    Like Jason wrote though, we do offer a Bolt-On 2x2 Receiver that will sit on top of your bucket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMagers View Post
    Thanks for the post Dieselshadow. I had something in mind that would attach to the bucket without drilling holes. i think that before I went that route i would just drill one hole in the bucket and screw a ball in there when I needed it. One bolt vs 4?
    That is a common phobia with most new tractor owners. It's only the first hole that hurts. :-) I highly recommend Ken's bolt-on receiver hitch. Add a couple more holes for some hooks, a couple more for a tooth bar, a clevis here and there and before you know it your loader/bucket has swiss army knife versatility.

    Believe me, drilling some holes in your bucket for high quality rigging gear will only ADD to the value of your tractor.







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    In my humble (and unpaid, unsolicited) opinion, the 4 bolt option would be a lot stronger than drilling a single hole for a ball. That ball would want to bend the bucket lip over during a move.

    I canít comment on any clamp-on versions since I havenít seen or used any. But I can say that Kenís products are well worth the time, money, and effort. Top quality stuff and easy to use and install.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    Kenís has this.



    You simply bolt this to your bucket and then attach any ball mount you need.
    This is better then one big hole to hold the ball with out reinforcement to the bucket. The 4 bolts would be easy to remove if it had to be removed. Light use it could be bolted to the side of the bucket out of the way or the top and use a drop hitch if needed. Big hole for a Ball is hard to drill. A hole saw is probley the best way using oil and slow speed if you did.
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    Jees thanks for the guidance Kenny. I will be getting the one made by Titan off Amazon.

    I will be getting the step from you this spring. However i got this little one month camping trip just south of Myrtle Beach at my daughters house commencing this Monday to suffer through first.

    Oh and I learned something else and will be getting my posts (hopefully no more air headed ones) on the correct forum.
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    In actuality I would think the 4 bolt type actually makes the top stronger in that area. But really my point is I have used clamp on ones. Usually they twist and loosen and end up bending what they are hooked to as they unhook. The only way they work reliably is if you were to weld on them on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    In my humble (and unpaid, unsolicited) opinion, the 4 bolt option would be a lot stronger than drilling a single hole for a ball. That ball would want to bend the bucket lip over during a move.
    It also will not make for enough room for the trailer hitch when turning. IMO.
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