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Model: 170
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3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5
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Versatile New 3-Way Hitch Plate
Turn your tractor or ATV into a workhorse

Unique Design For An Elevated Ball Hitch Mount
Great for pulling utility trailers, boats, log splitters, etc.

Extra Strength Pin Hitch
Keep the ball on - ready to go at all times!

Dual Tow Hooks
Great for chains, rope and winches
Allows you to tow without ever having to change hitch plate

Made From Heavy Duty Cast Steel
Comes with an anti-rotation plate and a protective bumper

For Off-Road Use Only
Ball hitch not included


Overview
Weight
2 Pounds
UPC
829995001706
Model
170
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Meteor 170 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
3/5
Value
3/5
Overall
3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5
Pros
Durable (3)
High Quality (3)
Easy To Use (3)
Price (2)
I'd Buy It Again (2)
Cons
Difficult To Use (1)
twisted due to the mount... (1)
Design allows metal fati... (1)
50% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Louis B.
Rockton, IL
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 3/19/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
APR.
12
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fits Perfect
This is such a great idea! Now I can pull my waste container to the highway and pull my yard cart and sweeper.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Louis Recommends This Meteor Product
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Scott A
Richland, MI
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 7/31/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Idea, Design Allows Failure
The hitch has a great design, incorporating 3 elements of attachment to provide a broad range of hitching. It is also fabricated and finished well. However, I had problems with the hitch tab on my John Deere for heavier equipment, because the device attached to the tab behind the ball assembly, and thus the weight of the attachment bent the tab down when using a log splitter or loaded trailer.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Features, Price
Cons: Design allows metal fatigue
Scott Does Not Recommend This Product
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David T
Union, MO
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 4/14/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Idea!
The Good Vibrations product is just fine and could be very useful. The problem is no lawn tractors made today can handle any weight. I placed and empty 4x8 trailer on it and the mounting area bent down. I did some checking and could not find any lawn tractor that can handle this product. Shame on the lawn tractor people. Also..... Why is this made in china.? Shame on you Good Vibrations.
Pros: Durable, Features, Easy To Use, Price
Cons: twisted due to the mounting area
David Does Not Recommend This Product
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Michael T.
Pataskala, OH
REVIEWED
SEP.
29
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Many Garden Tractors Will Need Reinforcement
A very high quality product, but like others have said, it will work loose and bend your tractor frame. I welded up an "L" bracket from 3/16" steel using the existing holes on the tractor frame as a backing plate. Problem solved. Now it stays tight and I can load a trailer with a 300Lb tongue weight with no problem. Great for heavier duty lawn tractors. If you bought your tractor at a big box store regardless of brand, you WILL need to reinforce your tractor to make this product... more
Pros: Durable, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Difficult To Use
Michael Recommends This Meteor Product
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Jason
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 6/16/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
19
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Trailing My Swisher
The Hitchin' Post worked perfectly with my Swisher tow-behind Trailcutter, while allowing me to keep the ball mount on my ATV.

I also started using it for chain towing -an unexpected bonus!
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Walt
REVIEWED
NOV.
22
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Not Much Thought Went Into This.
The way the attachment mounts with no support, towing bends the mounting surface down making it unusable.
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Robert
REVIEWED
JUN.
28
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Needs A Substantial Support
This is a heavy duty piece and will work well if the support to which it is mounted is equally heavy duty. If so I can definitely give it a recommendation.

My garden trailer was too heavy and bent the steel mounting bracket on my mower. Not the fault of the Hitchin' Post but something which should be considered.
Robert Recommends This Meteor Product
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Lorin
Norcross, GA
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 12/14/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect
I have been using only a yard trailer for years but just bought a full sized trailer from my neighbor. I needed a way to switch between the two but on used a pin and the new one used a ball.

I wanted something that allowed me to use both without removing the ball every time I wanted to pull the yard trailer. I saw this and decided to give it a try. IT WORKS PERFECT. Exactly what I needed.. Now I can keep the ball attached and still have the pin hole for the yard trailer.

BTW - I have a... more
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Rick
Lowell, MA
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 9/2/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
25
2012
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Uh Oh
This thing kept loosening up. It fell right off while I was mowing up a hill with my tow behind trail cutter. I had to stop quickly before I ripped off the control cable to the mower. Maybe lock tite on bolt not sure?
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Arthur W.
Franklin, PA
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 5/25/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Lawn Mower Only
This will work fine on your lawn mower but forget it on anything with more than a thin metal receiver. I tried to put this on my Kawasaki Mule with a normal receiver, and first found out the metric bolt was to short, then the hitchin post was not stable at all. It is sitting on the bench at home if someone wants to buy it cheap.
Arthur Does Not Recommend This Product
Robert, the Tiller Expert
Product Expert
Arthur,
I am sorry to hear that the 3-way hitch plate you have purchased does not work for the application it was intended for. Unfortunately this item is designed more specifically for tractors or ATV's as UTV's occasionally have a difference receiver.

Once again I apologize for the inability to use the item but appreciate the time to write an honest review. I hope you have a great day!
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Susan B.
Spencerport, NY
REVIEWED
MAY.
16
2012
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Good Idea But......
This thing is a good idea but it falls off my tractor every time I attach ANYTHING to it. Now it is a paper weight.
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