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This is actually my first project. I got tired of having to run my truck arund the yard every time I needed to move a trailer. The tabs were made by our hs agri/welding class with a computer guided plasma cutter. The rest is 1 1/2" square tubing. The actual hitch I stole off an ATV disc attachment. I did have to put some spacers between the tabs on top so my top link would fit in it. Works great. Still looking for JD green paint.


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I built that ATV rack too.

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Looks great. You are very talented.
 

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Please don't take this as an insult, it's a bit hard to tell from the pictures but your welds are a bit wonky looking - did you get good penetration? If you are a fairly new weldor (yes, weldor is the guy holding the electrode - welder is the box) and using stick electrodes is your welder AC only or does it have DC capability?

I have an old AC only Miller stick welder and I always hated using it because I could never make a good weld. Then I bought a 250 amp Hobart MIG and loved welding. Then I bought an ESAB AC/DC stick welder to make gate repairs and I was amazed how much easier stick welding is using DC. With fresh electrodes I could make a really decent weld.
 

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No offense taken. Sometimes my welds are ugly, but generally are strong. I don't do it for a living.

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Nice job . . . your welds look like mine. :mocking:

As a dear friend would say . . . 'Not much on looks but hell for stout.'

A little grinding and JD green paint and that will look like store bought.
 
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