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Sometimes the most useful tools are very easy to overlook.  For instance we use the receiver hitch on the shop truck almost every week; it hauls thousands of pounds without any trouble every-time.  Without it we would own very heavy immovable objects around town; so a receiver hitch like this class IV from Putnam is a shops’ best friend.  (Assuming, of course, that you have a tow vehicle.)

Class IV is a rating that means the unit is able to haul up to 8,000 Lbs. of weight.  The unit is mounted to the frame of your cargo vans or pickup truck and pulls the load with a 2″ square receiver tube that accepts a ball hitch.

With this kind of setup you can literally move tons of stuff from place to place. The system works so well that often times you forget its there; quietly waiting for you to decide that it’s time to go to work. All this functionality isn’t all that expensive either; a good solid hitch will only run you about $200.

Class IV Receiver Hitch [Putnam]
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2 Responses to Finds: A Good Receiver Hitch

  1. Myself says:

    Pick up catalogs from Northern Tool and Tractor Supply. You’ll want some accessories to go along with that snazzy new receiver. One of the rotating 3-balls-in-one drawbars is nice, plus you can get hooks and rings that mount in the same two-inch channel, which are useful for pulling and hauling random things.

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