John Deere, HMMV or Land Rover Hitch Receiver options

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John Deere, HMMV or Land Rover Hitch Receiver options

Post by boeing7873 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:37 pm

Anyone tried this receiver straight into the 4 bolt pindle pattern without removing the cone?

Any thoughts?

https://www.kfiproducts.com/john-deere- ... eiver.html

or

https://www.palletforks.com/john-deere- ... 2-6x4.html

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Re: John Deere Hitch Receiver

Post by Garrycol » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:26 am

Being for a John Deere - do they have the right load capacity?
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Re: John Deere Hitch Receiver

Post by boeing7873 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:26 am

True, did not find any specs on load testing, but with a little common sense, I would have no problem in using it for a light trailer... not your Airstream!

Here is another option... My interest is not removing the tailcone, but only the pindle.

http://www.coolcruisers.com/hirefj.html
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Re: John Deere Hitch Receiver

Post by rmel » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:01 am

There's this unit from SAV as well http://www.pinzgauer.com/showdetails.ph ... no=SAV5520
IMHO a more basic mounting. I believe someone on the Forum came up with this design years ago and a few people
out there have been replicating it. I have one but have had no need to use it as of yet but it's handy to have.
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Re: John Deere Hitch Receiver

Post by boeing7873 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:39 am

Yes, and I wonder why it is $129 at SAV.
EI has the same unit for $99!

https://expedition-imports.com/PNZRCVR
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Re: John Deere Hitch Receiver

Post by rmel » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:44 am

A $30 dollar Olive Drab paint job maybe :shock:
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Re: John Deere Hitch Receiver

Post by David Dunn » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:55 pm

The hitch receiver EI was selling (in the link) is the one I was making since 2001. Another "infamous" Pinz dealer attempted to sell them to SAV as his own design... which didn't go so well and SAV made some mods to the design (and not for the better imo) and has been selling it ever since. Up through 2011 I had made over 350 receivers and I know of at least 2 other people that are selling copies of it.

As for the John Deere hitch, there are 2 different tailcones made for the 710/12 Pinzgauers and the that hitch will not fit the early tailcones. Plus they are made for an ATV which means it isn't suitable for for a road towing
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Re: John Deere Hitch Receiver

Post by Haf-e » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:59 pm

I've had one of David's receivers on my pinz for a very long time and have used it to do numerous recoveries with straps, cables and receiver mounted winches. I even pulled a former grayhound bus MH conversion out of a ditch and hauled a 6500lb 35 foot long trailer "off-road" around my property - twice. Its super solid. I would go for the real deal and get David's.
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Re: John Deere Hitch Receiver

Post by 4x4Pinz » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:45 pm

The triangular plate has been by far the most common. Have seen a few made where the receiver tube was just butt welded to the plate, a big fail. The tube should puss through the plate and be welded on both sides. Some of the units did not fit if the body mounts were worn a little. Care should be taken when choosing the one you get. Sometimes cheaper is not always as good and vice versa.

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Re: John Deere Hitch Receiver

Post by boeing7873 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:21 pm

So... David, how much for one of yours?
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Re: John Deere Hitch Receiver

Post by boeing7873 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:54 pm

By the way, I read there are two bolt patters on the tailcones, an early version and a new one. Anyone has the numbers? (Bolt pattern distances?)
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Re: John Deere Hitch Receiver

Post by boeing7873 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:07 am

Here is another one...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/M998-M1038-HMM ... 2607915305?

Would this one work?
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Re: John Deere Hitch Receiver

Post by Hotzenplotz » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:30 am

Jerome

there are two versions of that flange

v1 only has the 3 purple mounting points; v2 has 2 additional in pink

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part no is 7101313720

a v1 flange is for sale in Slovenia

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Re: John Deere Hitch Receiver

Post by TechMOGogy » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:16 pm

Interesting - I don't think I have ever seen a 5 bolt version before!
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Re: John Deere Hitch Receiver

Post by Hotzenplotz » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:02 pm

I got that drawing from Magnasteye in 2012.
The sender remarked that the 3 bolt flange was produced until 1977, later versions use 5 bolts, but the spare part numbers were not changed.....
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