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I’m looking for a hitch to pull around a log splitter. Something like a hi hitch. But I don’t want to have to drill holes into my new machine. I know this has been covered before but I’m wondering if there is one specifically to fit my x590. The log splitter will be a county line 25 ton from tractor supply. I’m worrithat just attaching a ball to the machine will not secure the splitter we’ll as to the angle. Any info is much appreciated
 

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I don't think there is anything made specifically for your X590 but you could always bolt one of the ATV/UTV hitches to the existing hitch hole on the back of your X590. The one pictured has a rise but they also make one that is straight.

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My brother helped me make an entirely new hitch plate that bolts over the original one. (Four bolts through the side frame holes.) I then attached a receiver hitch bracket to that plate. If you don't have a lot of other rear accessories, you might be able to use the same approach.

 

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I have used this type which works for me, it allows you to use attachments and keep the ball in place. You can get them at Lowe's or Home Depot, can't remember the price, but don't think it was too bad.
 

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Thanks. Where can I find one?
You can get the one I pictured on Amazon for $20. Just search for Coleman ATV/UTV Three-Way Hitch.
 

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Do NOT buy any hitch adapter that has a single hole and can pivot, such as the one shown above. That was the first type of adapter I bought for my 580 two years ago, and the problem is simple to see. Eventually when you're pulling the adapter rotates on the bolt and jams the hitch into the back of the tractor, against the tires, etc. resulting in more work, pain, and damage.

I tossed my adapter like the one above after the first time I used it, and it's still on the shelf in my shed. I bought the hitch adapter at the link below that can NOT pivot and was very happy with it. It never slipped or twisted, raised the hitch to a reasonable height, and is very well built.

 

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Yeah I know someone makes just what you want. I too got this one on Amazon. It’s perfect for my application and I use the heck out of it. Very handy. Good luck I bet you’ll find one somewhere on the Internet.
 

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Do NOT buy any hitch adapter that has a single hole and can pivot, such as the one shown above. That was the first type of adapter I bought for my 580 two years ago, and the problem is simple to see. Eventually when you're pulling the adapter rotates on the bolt and jams the hitch into the back of the tractor, against the tires, etc. resulting in more work, pain, and damage.
That is a nice hitch but the OP specifically said he didn't want to have to drill any holes in his tractor.
 

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So apparently you didn't understand the mounting of the hitch adapter. You don't drill any holes. The adapter uses the same hole and a single bolt as any other adapter with the exception that the adapter I suggest has a flange on the back that keeps it from rotating. If you're still confused, the bolt drops down through the slot under the ball and through the hole on the original tractor hitch. The large flat bottom, which has two holes in it, sits against the back of the tractor read chassis plate. Look again.
 

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So apparently you didn't understand the mounting of the hitch adapter. You don't drill any holes. The adapter uses the same hole and a single bolt as any other adapter with the exception that the adapter I suggest has a flange on the back that keeps it from rotating. If you're still confused, the bolt drops down through the slot under the ball and through the hole on the original tractor hitch. The large flat bottom, which has two holes in it, sits against the back of the tractor read chassis plate. Look again.
I see now what you mean. I wrongly assumed that it required bolts to be installed in the holes on each side of the flange.
 

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That's an easy mistake to make. The very reason I went looking for an alternative was because the hitch adapters I found didn't have the flange on the back. The first time I used the first adapter I bought it almost tore the sidewall off of the left rear tire when I backed up and the hitch twisted. I'm going to build a heavy duty adapter for the back of my Kubota G2000-S, so I'll use it for that project. But it won't be bolted, it will be welded.
 

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That's an easy mistake to make. The very reason I went looking for an alternative was because the hitch adapters I found didn't have the flange on the back. The first time I used the first adapter I bought it almost tore the sidewall off of the left rear tire when I backed up and the hitch twisted. I'm going to build a heavy duty adapter for the back of my Kubota G2000-S, so I'll use it for that project. But it won't be bolted, it will be welded.
I built a hitch plate for my old 175 Hydro. I welded together a L-shaped piece of 3/8-inch flats and bolted the top section to an existing hole in the rear chassis plate and bolted the bottom section to the existing hitch hole. That left a heavy 3/8-inch “drawbar” sticking out onto which I could attach a hitch ball or use bare with a hitch pin.
 

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Not sure if this will fit. I really like this company and have this on the X758. Uses conventional 2" receivers. Very well made and a good company. They are 35 miles from me and I pick up parts in person.

Fits: Fits John Deere models: 425 X465 X475 X485 X495 X575 X585 X595 X700 X710 X720 X724 X728 X729 X730 X734 X739 X740 X744 X748 X749 X750 X754 X758

Rear Receiver Hitch for John Deere X Series Lawn Tractors
 

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Not sure if this will fit. I really like this company and have this on the X758. Uses conventional 2" receivers. Very well made and a good company. They are 35 miles from me and I pick up parts in person.

Fits: Fits John Deere models: 425 X465 X475 X485 X495 X575 X585 X595 X700 X710 X720 X724 X728 X729 X730 X734 X739 X740 X744 X748 X749 X750 X754 X758

Rear Receiver Hitch for John Deere X Series Lawn Tractors
The rear hitch on an X590 is different and this will not fit (bolt on).
 

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Not sure if this will fit. I really like this company and have this on the X758. Uses conventional 2" receivers. Very well made and a good company. They are 35 miles from me and I pick up parts in person.

Fits: Fits John Deere models: 425 X465 X475 X485 X495 X575 X585 X595 X700 X710 X720 X724 X728 X729 X730 X734 X739 X740 X744 X748 X749 X750 X754 X758

Rear Receiver Hitch for John Deere X Series Lawn Tractors
That hitch plate will not fit any of the X300/X500 series tractors.

Most small lawn and garden tractors have rear frame panels like this:

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That hitch plate will not fit any of the X300/X500 series tractors.

Most small lawn and garden tractors have rear frame panels like this:

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Those type are problematic if anything heavy is mounted as it will bend the plate.

I just looked it up and the models the hitch I posted are for quite a bit older GTs and his is a 2016 or newer.

I really believe the hitch will fit some X5xx models, but not his which is too bad, it is a really nice hitch.


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48/54/62" deck2002 - 2006
X58024 hp48/54" deck2016 -
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X58525 hp48/54/62" deck2002 - 2006
X59025 hp48/54" deck2016 -
X59524 hp48/54/62" deck2002 - 2006

I had to mod the bucket holder but it now works on the X758. Pic is on the X748 I traded right after purchase.
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Those type are problematic if anything heavy is mounted as it will bend the plate.

I just looked it up and the models the hitch I posted are for quite a bit older GTs and his is a 2016 or newer.

I really believe the hitch will fit some X5xx models, but not his which is too bad, it is a really nice hitch.


23 hp
48/54/62" deck2002 - 2006
X58024 hp48/54" deck2016 -
X58424 hp48/54" deck2016 -
X58525 hp48/54/62" deck2002 - 2006
X59025 hp48/54" deck2016 -
X59524 hp48/54/62" deck2002 - 2006

I had to mod the bucket holder but it now works on the X758. Pic is on the X748 I traded right after purchase.
I think you are getting confused by JD's re-use of model numbers. The older X500-series like the X585/X595 listed above have no similarity at all to the OP's X590. Those older X500's are similar to today's X700-series. You can thank JD for choosing to re-use similar model numbers for tractors that are completely different and confusing everyone. ;-) Newer X500-series like the X590 have more in common with the X300-series (same frame). It's odd that a X590 and X595 are apples and oranges. :)

So basically all newer X500-series (after 2006 or so) have rear hitch plates like I showed above.

Those rear hitch plates are stronger than you think. Especially on the better built JD models as they use fairly thick steel. I've been hitching heavy attachments (1000 lbs at times) to hitch plates like that for over 35 years and have never seen one bend. The only thing that will happen over time is the hitch hole will start to wear larger.
 

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I mentioned it in my x590 thread... there is a seller on eBay that goes by the name tractorace09 that makes an extremely solid hitch that comes at a price. I'm on my phone and won't even attempt at trying figure out how to link it.
 
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