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Old 03-23-2011
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Decided to add a lil drop to the ranger...

Yeah, it's time to put a drop..............................
























Hitch on the ranger :-)

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This one's a 14" drop. I built another one when making this one at work, in my free time. The other is 12" of drop total. 2" solid stock on the insert, 3/4"x3" wide flat bar with a 3/8" gusset across the back side. Welded at 27v with my Miller 251 and 95/5% argon. Triple pass spray transfer on the stock to the flat bar on both. If I break this, I need a bigger truck to haul things with haha. Think it turned out pretty well :-).....

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hawt. hitch lewks gud.

How much do those suckers weigh???
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the insert is 2" solid? holy hell thats crazy
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nice! I got a 13" drop from our local farm & fleet.
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The 14" one has to be a good... 25lbs? Roughly. It's heavy. Lol

Yeah man, no tube on this hitch. All solid stock and bar!
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woah i want one :)
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very nice.....rip the frame apart before that breaks
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Haha exactly! Its extra protection for the rear if someone forgets to stop :-)... Likely it would mess up their vehicle before hurting mine lol
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I saw the post and was like "NO WAY JOSE!"
that hitch reminds me of a farm girl, beefy and could stop a car if she really tried.
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Are the slots in the back to allow for a link back to the frame? added strength?
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Well they ate actually mount pads for a Buckstop bumper that I cut to fit as a gusset. They have the slots for positioning the bumper on the rig it goes on, but yeah that's plan is to use them as a bracket for hitch supports should such a heavy occasion arise lol.

You should see the looks people give me with it on. That and the fact I haven't painted it yet and its been raining, so its got that raw steel look goin for it haha
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