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Old 03-16-2013, 06:21 PM
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My son has a Suzuki quad that he uses for his horse chores among other things. The ball hitch is extremely awkward to use. It's right under the muffler and inevitably the hitch handle interferes with the muffler. He asked me to build a receiver hitch to replace the factory mount and get away from the muffler. After a long discussion about towing ratings and tongue weight and cantilevered loads I was comfortable that he understood the implications and agreed.

We now need to get another insert and trim it back to a shorter length. The ones we have for the truck and tractor stick out way too far.

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Old 03-16-2013, 10:06 PM
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Nice job on the tow hitch, it looks factory made.
Why do manufacturers do that so of thing, they supply a hitch but put a hot muffler right over the top, surely they could have routed it to one side or 2 smaller pipes going either side.

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Old 03-16-2013, 10:27 PM
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My son has a Suzuki quad that he uses for his horse chores among other things. The ball hitch is extremely awkward to use. It's right under the muffler and inevitably the hitch handle interferes with the muffler. He asked me to build a receiver hitch to replace the factory mount and get away from the muffler. After a long discussion about towing ratings and tongue weight and cantilevered loads I was comfortable that he understood the implications and agreed.

We now need to get another insert and trim it back to a shorter length. The ones we have for the truck and tractor stick out way too far.

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The original hitch mount.

Comparison of old and new

Installed and ready for paint
Looks good. I need to do that for my two 4 wheelers too.
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:23 PM
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Painted and installed. We needed to make our own insert to keep it tight to the back of the ATV



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I added a loop below for chains or pulling with too

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Old 04-06-2013, 08:08 PM
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Good job on a difficult design. A hitch and trailer makes a really useful machine out of an atv.
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