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  1. #16
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    Thanks for the help guys, I've only recently purchased the Ute so I'll give all them bolts a good soaking and see if they want to come out.
    Now I'm hoping I can unbolt and bolt on a new tongue.

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    Good news, I managed to remove the old hitch setup with the help of a new Mechpro 1/2'' x 610mm breaker bar and what's left is a 9cm x 10cm mounting plate and after a bit of Googling I find the bar is an original Ford product and a sedan tongue will bolt straight on.

    https://i.postimg.cc/Ssx7SnCy/1-2004...t-16-05-20.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/3RncZy26/1-2004...t-16-05-20.jpg

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    Good to see the straightforward approach looks to be working out.

    I'm a bit puzzled by that pintle hitch. I have a 2003 RTV and the factory hitch is only rated to 1,800kg, so not sure why or how you'd have that kind of setup...

  4. #19
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    Probably a Govt vehicle, and a lot of their trailers have Pintle towing hitches, so they can be towed by any vehicle in the fleet???
    Kryn
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    I was wondering what that kind of hitch was called and now I remember seeing an Army trailer in the guys shed and they have the pintle hitch setup.

  6. #21
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    Funny about that!

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