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Towing Dual Axle Trailer with 8N

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:13 am    Post subject: Re: Towing Dual Axle Trailer with 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

This site as well as others have the Hitch you need. If buying used or from people who don't know what they are selling you want the hitch on the right. Hitch on left is for 800/801 models. If you have a 9n/2n you will need something else.




 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:54 am    Post subject: Re: Towing Dual Axle Trailer with 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have 1/2 dozen or more trailers around here. Four tandem axles and that set up is good enough for moving two of them. The 8N just does not have the weight to move the other two. The typical utility tandem axle trailer or "car carrier" trailer weighs in around 2,000 pounds.
No photo's of your's and all this is a good guess.
That draw bar set up is a smart way to go and will keep you out of trouble. Add firewood and the weight goes up fast. Stay off the hills.
Best of luck.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:42 am    Post subject: Re: Towing Dual Axle Trailer with 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-528NfromVA wrote:
(quoted from post at 07:55:49 01/13/21) I want to tow a trailer around the property for loading logs, brush, firewood, etc. I was looking at an attachment similar to the one pictured here. The trailer is a 6x12 dual axle trailer. Will this work okay for that use? Will the limit on the PTO lifting be exceeded if I have a heavy load of firewood?
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I have a similar hitch I purchased some 5 years back. It comes in very handy to hitch up a trailer since one only has to back up to the trailer then raise the 3 point to hook the trailer. Jump off the tractor and engage the ball latch and you are ready to go. It will swing to the side when backing the trailer so you might want a sway bar to minimize that if you will be doing a lot of backing. I have a 16' dual axle trailer, I have used it with the N many times but never fully loaded. The tractor front end should get light (you can feel it in the steering) before the 3 point lift stalls out.

Posters here have correctly, pointed out the various safety issues. Use caution and common sense.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:58 am    Post subject: Re: Towing Dual Axle Trailer with 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Good to know it does work okay. That was my thought exactly on
the ease to hook up. I’ll probably move forward with the swinging
draw bar kit. The only concern I have with that is the drawbar
holes for the bar listed on this site say 5/8” diameter on the end
and I can’t find a 2-5/16” hitch that has a stud size that narrow.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:37 am    Post subject: Re: Towing Dual Axle Trailer with 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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Good to know it does work okay. That was my thought exactly on the ease to hook up. I'll probably move forward with the swinging draw bar kit.


Reconsider using the swinging drawbar to move a trailer as heavy as one with firewood.

Way Too Dangerous. Learn about all the dangers before doing this.

There have been safety concerns mentioned in this thread. Heed their warning.

You know how many accidents there has ben because the way being done was "easier"? Lot's. Betting almost all.

If your criteria for the chores you mention is based on "easy" being the most important, reconsider doing any of them. While you can make these chores more efficient with a tractor, do so with safety being the number one factor.

Even seemingly simple easy tasks can quickly become dangerous on a tractor, even under the best of conditions. Add a few conditions that aren't ideal .....

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The only concern I have with that is the drawbar
holes for the bar listed on this site say 5/8 diameter on the end
and I can't find a 2-5/16 hitch that has a stud size that narrow.


Correct. You won't find one. Tells you something.....
The holes in a drawbar should not be used as ball mounts. They are for locating the swinging drawbar position side to side.

The system of towing from an eleven hole drawbar with drawbar stays is borderline crazy. Just cause it can be done doesn't mean it should.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:19 am    Post subject: Re: Towing Dual Axle Trailer with 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

And in the "for what it's worth" department...
Ford actually built a unit for moving trailers around.
A hydraulically operated automatic pick-up hitch was an option on the 1965 and newer 2,3 and 4000s.
It didn't interfere with either the drawbar or the 3 point and was tucked in close to the rear axle for maximum lift and safety.
No parts are available for them any more but they still show the unit on the parts diagrams.
I have never seen one.
Part # 24 is what actually did the lifting/towing.



 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:28 am    Post subject: Re: Towing Dual Axle Trailer with 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Somebody was making these up. Similar to industrial hitch.


 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:08 am    Post subject: Re: Towing Dual Axle Trailer with 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That’s a nice looking setup. Where did you get that picture? Anyone have a website where they are selling those?
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:38 am    Post subject: Re: Towing Dual Axle Trailer with 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Can't remember if the guy ever made them for resale on just his own use




 
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