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Tractor Transporting Discussion Forum

Gooseneck Hitch

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njfarmer

04-03-2012 19:07:42
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I would like to put a gooseneck hitch onto my 1999 ford f350 and am looking for suggestions on which brand of hitch to put on. I don't have to worry about the bed being in the way because it is already off of the truck to undercoat the frame so a ridged frame one would work. Any Suggestions?




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roman candelaria

05-06-2012 15:40:43
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 Re: Gooseneck Hitch in reply to njfarmer, 04-03-2012 19:07:42  
I've had three different kinds of hiches and the BW is the best one by far, make sure it is installed by someone that knows what they are doing.Talking about hiches ,when the goosenecks came out in the 60's they would do the plate thing in the bed cut a hole in it and on the trailer there was a 4x4 plate mounted with "C" clamps on the goose neck with a huge bolt welded on to it they would screww the nut on and back it off a couple of turns place it over the hole and weld the nut to needles to say everything wallerd out,there was a recall and hence the ballRoman.

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charles todd

04-25-2012 21:53:53
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 Re: Gooseneck Hitch in reply to njfarmer, 04-03-2012 19:07:42  
B&W... Best hitch for the price on the market. Strong, easy, friendly to use.

Good luck,

CT



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J.Wondergem

04-14-2012 06:51:21
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 Re: Gooseneck Hitch in reply to Scott_S, 04-03-2012 19:07:42  

Ralph, without going out to look, I think my B&W has the max weight stamped into it.



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Ralph Bauer

04-14-2012 20:38:16
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 Re: Gooseneck Hitch in reply to J.Wondergem, 04-14-2012 06:51:21  
Thanks, they cut a whole in the bed and mounted it below, refastened the bed, them x-lined it...., just barely showing the parts that pop up. Been looking around can't find any markings, but talked with the dealer,he thinks they installed a 25K/6.25K, which is plenty for me. hate to pull off (at least one side of the bed ansd look, but may not have a choice to be safe...)pewwww!!



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J.Wondergem

04-06-2012 07:37:58
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 Re: Gooseneck Hitch in reply to caterpillar guy, 04-03-2012 19:07:42  

I have a "Hiddin Hitch in one, and a "B&W" turn a ball, in the other. I prefer the "B&W".



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Ralph Bauer

04-06-2012 23:49:21
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 Re: Gooseneck Hitch in reply to J.Wondergem, 04-06-2012 07:37:58  
How do you tell the "max load" on a hide-a-way hitch... just curious, have one too but never pulled anything of sizable weight with it.



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rustyfarmall

04-06-2012 14:10:45
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 Re: Gooseneck Hitch in reply to J.Wondergem, 04-06-2012 07:37:58  
The way I looked at it when I bought the B&W, was that IF the hitch failed for whatever reason, and somebody got hurt because of that failure, I wanted to be able to say "I didn't build it".



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chevytaHOE5674

04-06-2012 06:46:52
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 Re: Gooseneck Hitch in reply to Germ, 04-03-2012 19:07:42  
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My GN hitch is an 10" piece of 1/2" thick channel iron welded between the frame rails. Gets the job done and has hauled many a heavy load.



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Pitalplace

04-06-2012 06:39:51
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 Re: Gooseneck Hitch in reply to ScottyHOMEy, 04-03-2012 19:07:42  
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I have to laugh :lol: Did several this way years ago and just welded the ball to the plate.



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mkirsch

04-06-2012 06:07:52
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 Re: Gooseneck Hitch in reply to njfarmer, 04-03-2012 19:07:42  
What's a "true gooseneck hitch" in your eyes?

For decades, people were just laying a 3/4" to 1" flat plate of steel across the frame rails on their truck, welding it down, punching a hole in the middle, and installing a ball.

That is a TRUE gooseneck hitch. These no-drill hide-a-ball things didn't come along until about 15 years ago.



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State of Jefferson

04-05-2012 08:51:09
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 Re: Gooseneck Hitch in reply to njfarmer, 04-03-2012 19:07:42  
I've made several of my own. 8"x3/4" plate bolted to 1/2" angle iron, bolted to the frame. Drill hole in center of plate for shank of ball, nut welded to bottom of plate, use a pipe wrench to take ball on and off.

That being said, if I were gonna buy one, I'd go B&W.

Ben



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mkirsch

04-04-2012 12:05:58
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 Re: Gooseneck Hitch in reply to njfarmer, 04-03-2012 19:07:42  
It's gotta bolt THROUGH the bed to the frame or UNDER the bed, I'd think.

Only an idiot would bolt a gooseneck to the bed. It would tear out of there the first time you hooked to anything.



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G. Fields

04-04-2012 15:59:21
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 Re: Gooseneck Hitch in reply to njfarmer, 04-03-2012 19:07:42  
B&W turn over ball!



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soundguy

04-13-2012 18:42:57
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 Re: Gooseneck Hitch in reply to G. Fields, 04-04-2012 15:59:21  
my f350 has that too.. Ilike it..



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PJH

04-04-2012 10:45:39
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 Re: Gooseneck Hitch in reply to njfarmer, 04-03-2012 19:07:42  
One of our local farm stores was selling these type of hitch plates for around $100. I'm assuming your F-350 is a flatbed.



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rustyfarmall

04-04-2012 11:16:16
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 Re: Gooseneck Hitch in reply to PJH, 04-04-2012 10:45:39  
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Is that one of those that simply bolts to the bed of the pickup box? A TRUE gooseneck hitch bolts to the FRAME. No way would I use one of those plates.



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PJH

04-05-2012 18:43:32
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 Re: Gooseneck Hitch in reply to rustyfarmall, 04-04-2012 11:16:16  
I guess you could mount it any way you wanted to, but anyone with any sense would bolt it directly to the frame. I certainly wouldn't want anything but a true gooseneck hitch. . .



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S2710

04-03-2012 19:38:45
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 Re: Gooseneck Hitch in reply to njfarmer, 04-03-2012 19:07:42  
I would go with the B W turn a ball.



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rustyfarmall

04-04-2012 05:49:58
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 Re: Gooseneck Hitch in reply to S2710, 04-03-2012 19:38:45  
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I'll second that motion!



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