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Old June 8th, 2011, 05:34 PM   #1
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Quick attatch and detatch hitch setup...Help

Hey guys what I'm looking for is some ideas or suggestions on a hitch that would allow you to drop a trailer from inside the vehicle and then pick it back up quickly without having to get out and hook it up. It could be electric, hydrolic, or mechanical. Not a fifth wheel type trailer tho. Anyone know of something out there that would work? Thanks!
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Old June 18th, 2011, 07:01 AM   #2
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I guess I have to ask why? seems like a lot of work.
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Old June 18th, 2011, 12:02 PM   #3
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short of something like a 3 point hitch, I dont see how this would even be feasible...I'd also have to ask why. Its not that big of a deal to line it up, get out, lower the jack, and lock the hitch.
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Old June 18th, 2011, 01:15 PM   #4
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When I worked at a marina they had a receiver mounted on the plow frame of the plow truck. Pull the blade off in the spring and slide the hitch in. One self adhesive mirror on the back of one of the lights made it unnecessary to exit the truck.

Worked great!

EDIT: Does this device need to pull the trailer down the road?
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Old June 18th, 2011, 07:46 PM   #5
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as yetti said a 3 point hitch with a pintle hitch style receiver and a rear view camera would pretty much be all you could do. perhaps add in a small hydraulic to lock and unlock the pintle lock.
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Old June 18th, 2011, 09:31 PM   #6
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You can get a backup camera and point it at the trailer ball, use an electric trailer jack set up on a keyfob remote, and use wireless trailer lights. You would have to get out to close the latch and hook the safety chains though. I don't know if there are any DOT legal automated latch's out there.
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Old June 18th, 2011, 09:42 PM   #7
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I'm just Curious why as well. I'm sure with the right amount of money anything is possible.

However, I just started driving for a dumpster company and I've transported 7 or 8 trailers in one day. I used the hydrolic hook we use to pull the dumpsters on to the truck to push down a few trailers that where loaded to heavy in the back. It made it alot easier to have the back up camera to do that. .
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Pintles can be set up to lock on their own, but we always put a pin in them anyway. But regardess you need to hook up the electrics and safetly chains, if you are getting on the road.

If its just mowing around the yard, I'd put a trailer ball on a plow hydraulic, or else on a skid loader. For us we always moved our landscape trailers with a skidder, with a pintle hook on a frame that locked in instead of the bucket/forks.
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all the ideas above hit it on the head including the safety chains for road use.
what kinda weight you pulling?
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