That would work if the mower had a “standard” hitch but he’s going to have to use the category pin with the pivot ball hitch that the mower has. Otherwise, yes, it’s definitely a good idea to have a truck drawbar with just an open hole at the ready.All you need is to take a ball out of the hitch, or buy another one and don’t put a ball in it. The hole size doesn’t matter. This is how I do it with everything.
Looks like a nice mower. The green overspray everywhere suggests it’s been repainted.
Thats the part of the drive that concerns me, having to go through populated areas with lots of traffic, possible parked cars etc.I towed two of my balers from up by Rockford down to my place. Never worried about it granted they're not as wide as your haybine. I would imagine most police in the country would be willing to let you go because I'm sure that's a fairly common sight. It's when you get into the heavier populated areas like Ottawa if you have to cut right through downtown could be the problem
posted together.Ok, so it's an equal angle hitch. I've never had any experience with them so don't know anything about it.
Regarding your tongue weight, I pull my 488 with my F150. The tongue of the mower is long so it's not putting excessive weight on your hitch.
Regarding wide load, that only applies to implements that are being hauled on a trailer, not towed on their own tires. You need nothing additional for it, just hook up and pull it. It's an agricultural state, people are pulling farm equipment around all the time. You shouldn't get heckled by any law enforcement.
If bearings are good, you could prob tow it 45 mph safely. If your roads have wide shoulders that makes things easier. I prefer the main roads for this instead of back roads, as there is not a lot of room to get over on back roads and I can still provide half a lane of my own lane on main roads.
You will need to pull over occasionally if a lot of cars are piling up behind you to let them pass.