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    Trailer ball hitch on 1025r

    OK this may be a dumb question but can you mount a standard 2 inch ball hitch directly to the frame underneath the rear PTO on a 2019 1025R? Thanks for the responses. Be gentle, I’m new.

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    Unless I’m mistaken the threaded stub of a hitch ball will not fit in the hole in the drawbar that you’re referring to.

    My recommendation for using a hitch ball to move trailers etc, I have a “Heavy Hitch” which attaches to the 3 point hitch and takes a standard 2” receiver hitch stub, which then you can install a ball hitch. It works fantastic.
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    You can. Because the ball will not be as far out, and depending on the length of the tongue on the trailer, if you turn too tight the front of the trailer could hit the back of the tractor.

    Also, depending on the height of the trailer's tongue when level, a ball mounted to the tractor's draw plate may not be at the right height for the trailer. If you put in a 2" receiver in place of the original plate (offered by several companies, including HeavyHitch), you can then select a trailer hitch with an appropriate drop down or rise such that your trailer tongue will be level. A bonus is that this arrangement will connect further from the tractor and you won't have as big a problem with tight turns. Keeping the tongue level is a safety factor in pulling a trailer.
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    I can install a ball on the hitch extension if needed...I have the Heavy Hitch receiver bolted in place of the hitch plate and a Hidden Hitch extended hitch. The cool part is I don't have to remove my I-match!
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    There are a huge variety of 2" receiver hitches/balls out there. Maximize your possibilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacCool View Post
    There are a huge variety of 2" receiver hitches/balls out there. Maximize your possibilities.

    It looks like it is attached with 4 bolts. Did you have to drill any holes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hummer.2012 View Post
    It looks like it is attached with 4 bolts. Did you have to drill any holes?

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    No. You remove the existing plate that’s bolted there and replace it with the HH. Direct swap.
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    You can put a ball right on the tractors hitch. They make Hitch balls with smaller shanks. I ended up using a piece of 3/4” flat stock to extend the hitch a few inches to get more clearance of the 3pt hitch.

    The receiver hitch is a popular add on. But it’s not really necessary. It does make changing ball sizes and heights quick and easy without tools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ejb69 View Post
    You can put a ball right on the tractors hitch. They make Hitch balls with smaller shanks. I ended up using a piece of 3/4” flat stock to extend the hitch a few inches to get more clearance of the 3pt hitch.

    The receiver hitch is a popular add on. But it’s not really necessary. It does make changing ball sizes and heights quick and easy without tools.
    I don’t have any trailers that will go low enough to hook to a ball on that draw plate. I use that 2" Heavy Hitch as a convenient point for attaching a variety of hooks and clevises because I think heavy pulling should be done from as low as possible on the tractor frame.



    Trailers I haul from the 3-pt draw bar attached to my iMatch. With that, I can back up to the trailer, engage the ball, lift the trailer even with the trailer jack down. I can hook up and move a trailer without even getting out of the seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacCool View Post
    I don’t have any trailers that will go low enough to hook to a ball on that draw plate. I use that 2" Heavy Hitch as a convenient point for attaching a variety of hooks and clevises because I think heavy pulling should be done from as low as possible on the tractor frame.



    Trailers I haul from the 3-pt draw bar attached to my iMatch. With that, I can back up to the trailer, engage the ball, lift the trailer even with the trailer jack down. I can hook up and move a trailer without even getting out of the seat.
    Exactly, and all the same reasons I use the 3pt hitch. More flexibility.
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