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    Not a Red Green job, not enough duct tape....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce.desertrat View Post
    Not a Red Green job, not enough duct tape....
    +1 on the not enough duct tape....
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    yup, I bet it's DOT approved to. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwpigeon View Post
    yup, I bet it's DOT approved to. LOL
    USFS approved though

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    Got it from Pep Pills Boys

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    One way to stop the usual receiver hitch clatter and bang I suppose...

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    Not defending the use of wood in this example since none of us know the story behind the reason for his making a receiver out of wood in the first place.
    For all we know he may have been towing some little 4x6 trailer with a push lawnmower loaded in it, in which case the hitch would have been more than sufficient
    We need to remember also that back in the day wagons were made almost entirely out of wood even having wooden beams for the axles with only an iron stub for a spindle these wagons were sometimes made to haul tons of ore 100s of miles pulled by huge teams of draft animals.
    Even the early heavy duty trucks had wood frames and they hauled tens of tons over less than perfect roads sometimes without roads at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    Not defending the use of wood in this example since none of us know the story........<snipped>........early heavy duty trucks had wood frames and they hauled tens of tons over less than perfect roads sometimes without roads at all
    True enough. But wood available to them [ie yellow southern pine] is far tougher than oak of today.
    Pine of today? Terrific source of paint stirrers and wood pile stickers.
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    If you want to loose a trailer and cause a bad accident i recommend a hitch like this one shown

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    Still laughing - even the wood grain orientation makes this weaker. Okay enough of this, need to check out a couple of non-tool posts.

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