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Looking for a hitch carrier

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by fortywinks, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. fortywinks

    fortywinks Member
    from NE OH
    Messages: 82

    I've got a large Ariens 28 inch two stage just under 300 lbs. I'm looking for a hitch carrier for it for my 2007 2500HD Silverado. Anyone know where I can find one? Its got to be probably 30 inches by whatever, ramps would be helpful but not required as I can make those. Can't seem to find one with the width and weight capacity I need. All help appreciated.

  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    You'll probably have to make something, or have it built.
  3. richardb200373

    richardb200373 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I have seen them on ebay, but they run $300 plus.
  4. Smitty58

    Smitty58 Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    I had one built a few yrs ago to carry my quad. It was huge like 4 feet by 7 feet. It was also pretty heavy ,made from 2x2 square tubing and expanded metal. I paid a local welder $200 for it. It worked great. There are some available onlne ,but they are pretty expensive. I would either build it or have it built.
  5. jimspro

    jimspro Senior Member
    Messages: 200

    i would and do just use ramps, you can get a set of alum. ones for around 50 to 60 bucks
  6. RipT

    RipT Senior Member
    Messages: 184

    Have seen an "oversize" hitch carrier suitable for snowblowers at Northern Tool last year....may still carry them. They were about twice the $$ of the smaller ones, but looked like they would handle the size & weight of a full size blower or large lawnmower. One model was fixed flat platform & used ramps, the other was a tilt deck.

    Good Luck
  7. fortywinks

    fortywinks Member
    from NE OH
    Messages: 82

    Checked Northern Tool

    ...and they had two models. One was 28 inches wide and the other 30-32. The wider one was $399. Kind of steep. Have to check some welders tomorrow. Don' think the 28 incher would fit the snowblower but I have to check that too. Really don't want to spend more than $250-300, but I need something safer than the ramps I'm using now. Diamond back ramps rep called me last week and he was very helpful. I'm looking at their long ATV ramps but not sure they would work for my application. Thanks for the Northern heads up.

  8. pelt35

    pelt35 Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    hitch carrier

    Hi, Check out discountramps.com or any mobility site for powerchair carriers , they have some strong units in your price range