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Old 15-03-2016, 12:29 AM
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Default A hitch for Tim

I really like this as an idea
zero build height quicky ..... even Tim'd like this

https://youtu.be/GLfkrzyIQ4U

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This was shared with me by a new member who's still awaiting activation. Alex lives a few miles from me and I suggested he might like to join the lunatic asylum.

He's a BIG Mecalec fan
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Is this a concept Gra ? Or actually available?

Looks interesting? Not sure how they include a safety feature in that to keep it on if oil pressure is lost? Check valves I suppose.

And I can't help looking at those hooks and thinking they'd bend over time? Or even break off. Depends what they are made of I suppose?

Clever idea all the same.
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Looks ideal
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Looks ideal
clever isn't it .... as James says, I can't see how they 'safety' it other than check valves, but zreo build height has got to be a step in the right direction ....... hell we might even see Tim give it a seal of approval yet
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Very similar to the Yankee style of hitch with those weird bucket hangers...

Could see a spring in the ram to keep it out when there is low/zero hydraulic pressure but there will be a lot of force fired in it when in face shovel mode....
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Very clever.
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Sorry too flimsy. ears vulnerable to damage.Moving parts to jam and wear.

Must get ours built this year.
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Sorry too flimsy. ears vulnerable to damage.Moving parts to jam and wear.
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