Project Submitted: 9/28/2016
I have the need to haul light loads to various locations on our property that takes too long to either carry or use the lawnmower and trailer. I decided it would be quick and easy to use my mini bike if it could tow a small trailer I had made, but I had to design and build a hitch for it.
After months of planning in my head and finding the right materials scattered around the property in the woods, left by previous owners, I finally decided to try my hand at stick welding. I didn't start with this project, I started by repairing a gate, then the mount for a small snow plow that had been broken from walls of ice built up from harsh winters. After I felt sure I could weld reasonably enough, I finally found the gumption to try and make the hitch.
For this project, I used angle iron from a bed frame I found in the woods by the house, a couple of wheel barrow stands I found behind the shed, and a brace from a vehicle chassis I found in the woods by the wetlands. The ball was from the old company van that is out of commission. I only bought a couple of small pins and a couple 2 1/2" bolts and welding rods.
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