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    Default Hello Every one

    I just want to say hello to all you fellow welders out there. I am new to the forum. In couple weeks I will have some photos of projects that I have completed recently. My first question for you all is. Have any of you welded up a trailer hitch and ball mount. I have a ford ranger with a 2inch reciever, the reciever is all rusted and I cant get ball mount back into it. I was going to cut of receiver tube and weld a new one in place. I also wanted to make my own adjustable ball mount. I have a hobart 175. Welding up the reciver should be a peice of cake, it the adjusable ball mount that I am a little leary about. It is a piece of 3/4 inch welded to two pieces of 3/8. i just dont think that 175 has it in her to do it. Has anyone done this before?



    Hobart 175
    oxy/acet.
    Craftsman 240ac/140dc

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    Just stick it with your AC/DC stick machine.

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    I agree. Expert techniques can make the HH175 do the job, but your Craftsman is by far the better choice.

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    Cool

    I have welded at least a thousand hitches, but as said "stick it" you mig dosen't have enough juice...bob
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    For the sake of the rest of us, be sure to do a real solid job. We're on the road with you. I once thought a utility trailer would be a fun project. Then I thought better of it. I was too inexperienced to build and then put something like that on the road. I bought one ready built.

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    Default rusted all over

    I would be concerned if it's rusted that bad..I might consider just building a complete new one or in your case just try to find a used one..why take the chance of killing someone...just my opinion.
    PS. Maybe you can find a local experienced welder that can look at it and tell you if it's worth reworking.
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    [QUOTE=junk man]I just want to say hello to all you fellow welders out there. I am new to the forum. In couple weeks I will have some photos of projects that I have completed recently. My first question for you all is. Have any of you welded up a trailer hitch and ball mount. I have a ford ranger with a 2inch reciever, the reciever is all rusted and I cant get ball mount back into it. I was going to cut of receiver tube and weld a new one in place. I also wanted to make my own adjustable ball mount. I have a hobart 175. Welding up the reciver should be a peice of cake, it the adjusable ball mount that I am a little leary about. It is a piece of 3/4 inch welded to two pieces of 3/8. i just dont think that 175 has it in her to do it. Has anyone done this before?



    Hobart 175
    oxy/acet.
    Craftsman 240ac/140dc


    [/I have twenty years welding experience. I have been certified pressure vessel and have worked for a dump body manufacture. My question was if any had done this before with the Hobart 175. Last year I made a log splitter( 20 ton ) with the hobart 175. The base of the splitter is a 8 inch piece of heavy channel. Between me and a buddy of mine we bent that splitting a huge but end of a maple tree. No weld failures. I used .035 duel shield cor wire.





    Hobart 175
    oxy/acet
    craftsman140/240
    dewalt porta bandQUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by junk man
    My first question for you all is. Have any of you welded up a trailer hitch and ball mount. ... I have a hobart 175. Welding up the reciver should be a peice of cake, it the adjusable ball mount that I am a little leary about. It is a piece of 3/4 inch welded to two pieces of 3/8. i just dont think that 175 has it in her to do it. Has anyone done this before?

    ... My question was if any had done this before with the Hobart 175.
    Okay then, the answer is yes. Next question.

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    I once made a ball hitch out of a bolt welded to different size washers with an ac stick machine. I was real poor back then. The 175 will work, just make sure you vee out the welds real good for good penetration. Also thin wire needs less heat so that might be something to think about.

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