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Fisher MM and Front Hitch

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by provfirescott, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. provfirescott

    provfirescott Senior Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 101

    I have a 2005 Dodge 3500 4x4 and will be adding a MM plow.
    I also need to install some type of front hitch so I can carry my cargo carrier in the front of truck when I go on the beach with my slide in camper.
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks
     
  2. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    How are your fabricating skills and do you have fabricating equipment. You need to make something that comes off the truck mount. Try and copy the MM lower gear piece that attaches to the truck mount part.
    T.J.
    www.tjsperformance.com
     
  3. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    I use 2x4 thick wall tube to make leaf vac mounts, winch mounts and front receivers. Cut the end of the tube like the MM headger and drill a hole for a pin. If you are just putting a light load on it though you could probably use some angle and flat stock to bolt to the pin holes and create a shelf.
     
  4. provfirescott

    provfirescott Senior Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 101

    No welder here so that is the problem.
    Has anyone ever tried to mount the actual front hitch and MM brackets together?
     
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Even if you can't weld you could still just bolt it all together....may not be as nice as welding but if your worried about it, it would get the job done for you :)
     
  6. provfirescott

    provfirescott Senior Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 101

    Someone suggested that i find a used head unit from a fisher MM and use that as starting point!
     
  7. provfirescott

    provfirescott Senior Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 101

    Meant to say Lower gear unit #8561 not head unit
     
  8. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    To me, that way overkill for you project, not to mention heavy and expensive.
     
  9. provfirescott

    provfirescott Senior Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 101

    So no one has ever done this?
    no pics of your setups?
     
  10. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    I am doing a leaf vac mount this weekend or early next week. I can take some pictures for you itf you want? A good base anyway.
     
  11. provfirescott

    provfirescott Senior Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 101

    Last edited: Nov 23, 2008
  12. provfirescott

    provfirescott Senior Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 101

  13. stillen

    stillen Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    Only problem..... the install of the MM on your truck requires that you loose your front tow hooks....
     
  14. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

  15. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    just take the mounts off in the summer and put the hitch on, and then switch in the winter.
     
  16. stillen

    stillen Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    i was going to do that, switch summer/winter but you have to pull the bumper and everything... its a roayl PITA..... hes better off rigging something on the current ears............
     
  17. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    You have to pull the bumber on the Dodges to install push plates? Really........that sucks. I know we did my buddies withought doin it......but that was back in 97.
     
  18. Lifted4x4Astro

    Lifted4x4Astro Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    Here is what I built to go in the plow mount on my 2003 Ram 2500...

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    It is built out of 3/8" thick angle and the bolt is a 1" grade 8 (found it at work LOL). The carrier was bolted to the angle. I only used it 1 time as it killed my already bad mileage and the truck ran warmer. I have the Hemi engine so your Cummins may not even care!
     
  19. provfirescott

    provfirescott Senior Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 101

    I just installed the push plates and have to remove the hooks.Do the hooks hit the headgear when installed?
    Removing the push plates is too big of deal to take on and off.
     
  20. stillen

    stillen Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    the tow hooks had to be removed because the push plate brackets require a few holes where the tow hooks are bolted to..... did you use all the hardware that came with the plow?