hitch breaking on trailer

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by riverrat, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

    Messages:
    2,683
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I bought a trailer the other day that had a regular hitch on it. to haul my skid loader with. I was going to put a bull nose hitch on it soon. today I hooked onto it to go get some insulation for the shop. not much load so thought I would be alright well at 50 mile an hour the top lock on the hitch broke when I hit a bump it came off the ball saftey chained to the truck while going across a river bridge about the time it whas whipping me back and fourth and was about to loose control of truck the safty chains broke free and the trailer went into ditch it was a lucky day today someone had my wife and I's back
     
  2. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

    Messages:
    6,487
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    very lucky.. we had a similar thing happen here in the north part of the county perhaps 2 years back only the trailer took out two people and their dog walking on a side walk. one of the people who was unlucky enough to be in the path of the trailer died.
     

  3. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

    Messages:
    5,162
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    WOW!! Glad nobody got hurt, you can always put a little metal back together.