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    Simplest way to move trailers?

    I have a new 1025R TLB and want to get some ideas of the simplest and least expensive way that I can move a couple of empty trailers around on my property (short distances). One is a small pop up camper style (gutted for hauling grass/twigs) and the other a 7x14 cargo trailer. The cargo weighs no more than 2500 lbs. I just want to move them around safely and easily (empty of course) without removing my FEL or BH, is this possible?

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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    If you do not want to remove the loader or BH that really limits your options.

    Take a look at the bolt-on receiver hitch from KBOGH. I have one on my bucket and use it to move around my 5x10 landscape trailer.

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    "Simplest and least expensive way". Take the BH and FEL off. It was made easy to do for a reason. Get a draw bar for the 3PH and put a ball on it that fits the trailers and have fun.
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    The simplest way is to mount a 2 inch hitch receiver on the top of the bucket on the FEL. Then you will need a drop down ball mount to get the hitch ball low enough to fit under the trailer coupler. Probably a 12 inch drop. That is how I move my trailer. It is a gooseneck, so the ball is where I can see it. You will have a little problem in seeing the hitch ball, so will probably need to get off and on the tractor a couple of times to make the connection. Then just lift the FEL a little and move the trailer.

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    This is another option I found that clamps on to the FEL.

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    Heavy Hitch sells a 2" receiver that mounts on the front of the tractor. It does not interfere with the FEL when nothing is attached to it. You will have to lift the FEL up over your trailer, then connect to the 2" receiver on the tractor. It should be easier putting the trailers in tight spaces when you are comfortably working in the forward direction.
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    Another option is a fork frame with integrated receiver, certainly not the "cheapest" but arguably the most versatile, just your 1025 TLB is:

    Artillian John Deere QA Pallet Fork Sets

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddinham View Post
    The simplest way is to mount a 2 inch hitch receiver on the top of the bucket on the FEL. Then you will need a drop down ball mount to get the hitch ball low enough to fit under the trailer coupler. Probably a 12 inch drop. That is how I move my trailer. It is a gooseneck, so the ball is where I can see it. You will have a little problem in seeing the hitch ball, so will probably need to get off and on the tractor a couple of times to make the connection. Then just lift the FEL a little and move the trailer.

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    I use this same setup. Having the trailer in front of you makes it very easy to move into tight spots.

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    I forgo the tractor for tasks like this. My ATV handles it just fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    Another option is a fork frame with integrated receiver, certainly not the "cheapest" but arguably the most versatile, just your 1025 TLB is:

    Artillian John Deere QA Pallet Fork Sets
    While possibly a good practical option for moving a trailer, Artillian pallet forks are about the furthest thing from 'inexpensive' of an option that could be had. I believe Everything Attachments and other brands make good pallet forks with a receiver hitch for much less.

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