setting up the M274 Mule for towing?

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maddawg308

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Has anyone ever modified a Mule to tow a trailer behind it? It's kinda hard, being that the engine is in the back, but I think with a little ingenuity one could haul a small yardwork trailer, or a 1/4-ton jeep trailer, behind it for hauling firewood or boxes....
 

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I dont have a photo but, You can fab up a hitch easily. Start with a piece pf flat stock 1/4 inch thick and 3 inches wide. bend it to about 45 degrees and bolt it to the corners where the loops are attached to the bed. Add a piece of 2 inch heavy wall pipe between the two brackets and put the type hitch you want in the center. I used a pintle. On each end add a piece of flat stock to beef up the outside of angle brackets (like a gusset) and weld the pipe to this as well. this is strong enough to pull a Cobra (AH1) so it should pull anything you want. We use this setup to pull a UH1 or AH1 through the Veterans day parade.
 

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When I was in Germany our civilian maintenance contractor had a mule. That they used all the time to move the helicopters around. So if it can move Uh-60 and AH-64's it should move a jeep trailer.
 

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The hitch on my mule looks as near as any oem would if I had ever seen any such animal. I have a regulation pintle for it also.
 

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