3-Axis Hitches ?

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3-Axis Hitches ?

Postby Lvisman96 » Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:29 pm

Hello all ~

Because the wife and I tend to go extreme offroading, I'm trying to build a tough tear that can withstand the stresses we'd put on it. So, I'm looking at ready-made offroad trailers to get some ideas and I came across an Xventure off road trailer; it has a hitch that can rotate 360 degrees. Has anyone come across an aftermarket 3x-axis hitch that can be incorporated into a HF 4x8 or NT 5x8 frame ? Thanks all ~D
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Re: 3-Axis Hitches ?

Postby KCStudly » Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:00 pm

They're out there. The topic shows up frequently on the Off Construction Secrets forum here on the board.

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Re: 3-Axis Hitches ?

Postby KCStudly » Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:01 pm

Meant to add, if I were to do it over again I would look at prefab trailer spindles and adapt from there, rather than machining a custom spindle.
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Re: 3-Axis Hitches ?

Postby tony.latham » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:45 pm

I've got a friend that has a hitch like that and I've helped him hook it up. I found it significantly harder to hitch up since the vehicle has to be precisely aligned to the trailer to connect. He uses it to solo hunt out of and I have no idea how he hitches alone. Perhaps there a trick that I'm not aware of.
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Re: 3-Axis Hitches ?

Postby dales133 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:21 pm

Chech out a tregg or trigg hitch.
They go buy both names and ar popular down under.
Ive fitted one to mine
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Re: 3-Axis Hitches ?

Postby Woodyperk6 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:23 am

Do a Google search for 3 axis trailer coupler and you will find one that a guy built from parts from Tractor Supply using 3 point hitch parts.. He even give a parts list. I hope this helps. Says he built it for under $50.00.
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Re: 3-Axis Hitches ?

Postby troubleScottie » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:15 pm

I believe the most common are
Lock & Roll
Max Coupler

Both have some deficiencies besides price, in particular backing up. Read the reviews. Both have variants on how to be mounted on the trailer -- welded/screws removable/adjustable receivers. They use a standard receiver on the TV side.

To some extend, a Pintle coupler has more range of motion than a standard ball hitch. Obviously not 360 and has other issues.

Actually, these hitches should be easier to uncouple from/couple to as there are not too many positions or angles between the TV and trailer that cannot be accommodated.
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Re: 3-Axis Hitches ?

Postby Shadow Catcher » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:20 pm

AT Trailers builds one of the best US made off road tears http://adventuretrailers.com/
There is or was a website that compared off road hitches and there were quite a number of them.
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