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  1. #1
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    Default miller bobcat on a hitch?

    I want to put my welder on a hitch. It needs to move up and down.

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    cool put up pictures when you are done!

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    do you mean put it on a frame that goes into a receiver tube hitch on a truck?if so should not be to hard of a fab job. just build a frame for it and put 4 jack legs on it. keep us posted thanks garth
    garthswelding@aol.com trail blazer 301g with all the fixins:delta band saw dewalt chop saw craftsman drill press, sp-135 mm251 spectrum 375 suite case mig, tig w/hi freq. one welding truck.

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    I haven't looked real close at one, but you might take a look at the lift/carry devices for electric four wheel mobility scooters. They are about the same size and weight as a Bobcat. They're the closest commercially built item I can think of to get ideas from if you are wanting a single point lift.
    Last edited by SkidSteerSteve; 10-25-2006 at 11:07 AM.

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    You are going to want to see what the toung waight rating on your hitch is. it plays a key factor. You might need a bigger hitch. Anything is possible tho.

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    Yeah check your hitch class.

    I beleive standard ClassIII can take 350 pound tongue weight.

    If it is a 'weight distributing' Class III I beleive 500 lb. Be careful here as I recall this type of hitch works in conjunction with bars on a trailer to distribute the weigh thus increasing the Tongue Weight. The physical hitch under the vehicle would have 2 long bars that extend and mount forward of the rear axle.

    Also note that Tongue Weight would be weight measured on the ball in a normal mounting configuration. Moving the weight felt on the hitch farther back may decrease the rating.

    They make 'racks' that slip into a trailer hitch as you may know. I have one and rarely use it, because the ends 'droop' a bit from the weight.

    The more I think about what yer doing ... the more I think a trailer would be wiser.

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