drawbar weight

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  1. slurryboy

    slurryboy Well-Known Member

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    Just a quick question what weight would you expect the tractor hitch to carry with an injector tanker?
     
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    about 3 to 4ton for traction id say.but when empty and it hanging off the back it could be lifting the hitch.
     
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    pick up hitches in general are only rated to 3.5T
     
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    Confirmed what i thought then. Just been having a problem with ball hitch i bought for it , having looked into it in more detail turns out it is only rated to carry 1500kg
     
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    Are you having high rates of wear or something more sudden?
     
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    jesus, i often had more than that on the hitch of the jeep.

    what clown sold you that?
     
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    Someone was telling me that all tractor pickup hitches are only 3.5 tonnes and the drawbars are 1.5 tonnes.if that's true then I'm constantly over loading the hitches.
     
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    that's downforce, not pulling surely.

    I know landcruisers are mighty yokes but 1500kg extra down on the hitch would break a share of stuff I'd imagine

    most jeeps are rated to between 50 and 100kg of nose weight
     
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    No not wearing tractor side insert has started bending
     
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    Any photos of the problem ?, No way should it do that.
     
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    not the best of pics but gives an idea
     

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  13. speedstar

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    what kind of hitch is on that tractor ? think you need to have a word with them
     
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    is that the depth of the hitch frame , what looks like about 80mm odd?
     
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    Guessing it is 70x70.
     
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    its closer to it alright.

    how did that sale go down slurry boy, did they know what it was going onto?
     
  17. slurryboy

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    Taken a while to get back to this thread. But yes they were told what it was going on to. Have now been supplied with a replacement part that is suitable for the job. Now have been asked for the old part back been quoted over £65 to send via courier. Would I be responsible for that cost as it seems a bit steep to return a part that I should never have been sold in first place
     
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    A lot of places have a "returned parts are subject to a handling charge" type thing in small print on the invoice.
     

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