Jan 03

Ball Hitch

By Graham Uncategorized Comments Off

Happy New Year!

I think that I have nailed down a good ball hitch for the TriBike. It is an off the shelf tie rod end. It will allow up to 60 degrees of angular motion to account for undulations in the road (dips, uneven paving etc). It will allow the bike to articulate in the middle.

The part is a McMaster Carr component Part number 6960T11

Cost of the part: $20.36

See www.mcmaster.com

It has 1/2 inch shanks and is rated to accept a load of upto 16240 lbs static radial. Our load is thrust, but despite this we should be WAY under the rated load for the ball.

Next I am going to work on the rack for the back of the lead bike.

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