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Old 02-06-2013, 05:05 PM
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Front Hitch?

Hello,
I searched high and low to find an anwer, but to no avail.

Bought a new house at the end of December, and finally had time to build a large side gate (12'), and should start having the brick pavers installed this weekend depending on the weather. My problem is that along the front of the house I have several obsticals to jog around. I have a block wall on the property line shared with my neighbor, immediately next to my gate. I also have a power pole directly in front of the house, fire hydrant and a palm tree to dodge. I can take out the palm but my wife would hate me more than usual.

I've ran across several possibilities from buying a lawn tractor with hitch, to buying a shorter wheelbase junker (Jeep or similar) to move the trailer (last resort). Does a front hitch help any? I pride myself in being well skilled at backing. However when building the gate and bringing material over there for the fence and bricks I have noticed it's more difficuly than I thought it would be. Does the front hitch allow more articulation in smaller spaces? Logic would seem to tell me yes, but that isn't always true in the real world.

A power caster is out of the question. I have too many changing surfaces right now from soil, concrete curbs, large river rocks and transitioning to the brick pavers.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:15 PM
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This is what ya need, but you could probably pick up a cheap garden tractor cheaper.

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Old 02-07-2013, 04:48 PM
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This is what ya need, but you could probably pick up a cheap garden tractor cheaper.

Oh yes, definitely need one of those.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:18 PM
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Front hitch would definitely give you better control through tight places. But hell, if you can afford to get a little jeep... do it! They're fun off the pavement as an added bonus
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:24 PM
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Yes - having the trailer pivot point close to the steering axle makes a big difference. You can spin the trailer on it's own axis very quickly but it will also jack knife quickly. Small corrections is an understatement. I have a front receiver hitch on my truck and works very well moving a trailer in very tight spaces.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:52 PM
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Okay I'm going to pick up the front hitch this week. 20-45min install time... I should know the outcome fairly quickly. At the very least, she can see how hard I am trying :-)

Might be picking up a new boat this weekend, need to get this figured out!
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:27 PM
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I can't believe everyone is passing up the obvious "this is what you need" jokes with the attractive woman in the pic
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:48 PM
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I can't believe everyone is passing up the obvious "this is what you need" jokes with the attractive woman in the pic
I already have my hands full with the one I have, two would bankrupt me!
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I already have my hands full with the one I have, two would bankrupt me!
Maybe just by the machine and 'rent' the girl.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:05 PM
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I can't believe everyone is passing up the obvious "this is what you need" jokes with the attractive woman in the pic
Agreed. I didn't even notice that other thing attached to the trailer. She should go in the swimsuit thread.
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