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Hey Guys:


I've been MIA for a while. Work and life got in the way, but I'm back at it!


I'm looking to buy a hitch receiver for my 2017 700 and need some insight on which one to get. I'm currently looking at the Moose (frontrunner), Yamaha (seems okay), and Kolpin (don't like the yuuuge mounting plate).


Please share your experience and recommendations with these and any other brands.


Thanks! :happy:
 

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@GrizzlyNinja, I have a Moose receiver hitch on my 2008. I like that it bolts to the frame. I didn't like how the 2" receiver tube was only stitch welded to the plate on one side, and the plate is kind of thin so it can flex. I sandblasted the paint off, fully welded it front and back. I am also planning on adding gussets that run from the bolt holes to the corners of the receiver tube. The plate still flexes more than I like it to. I haven't seen any of them that are anywhere near as good as I could build myself but the advantage to buying one then modifying it is that they have done the tooling to make the mount plate fit perfectly. Hope this helps.
 
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Koplin that came from my 660 to the 2017. Just used this morning to haul a good size load of firewood, I also like it sits a little higher for better tongue angle, the OEM one's are just too low for my taste as puts a severe angle downward on the trailer. I happen to drag things about a lot on the property.


It is a big plate but solid piece of steel for trailering.
 

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what are you going to do with it? I have totally abused my Grizz and hitch on the farm, had to weld it back up a few times, totally due to abuse, my part. Loading up bags a feed on a rear hitch carrier. Just be reasonable with any of them. The Grizz frame is not that thick either. some risk with abuse.
 

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Hi there Dr. Mudd, Sounds like what I had to do with the 660, I was also often welding the ball receiver back on, and just lost confidence in it. Not an engineer but figured the downward tongue weight/sheering forces was part of the culprit and the reason went with a higher receiver. Sure seems to help and better on the back hooking up and your correct if one abuses the towing/haul limits things do break.
 

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I have the original Yamaha item (comes as a standard item on the Portugese market) No idea what should be wrong with it.

Rob
 

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I have the Moose. It works fine but it’s not fun to install.
 

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I have the original Yamaha item (comes as a standard item on the Portugese market) No idea what should be wrong with it.

Rob
This is what the stock hitches are like in the US and why people are saying they are not up to the task, and add the 2" receivers:

 

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This is what the stock hitches are like in the US and why people are saying they are not up to the task, and add the 2" receivers:
Now I understand. I suppose I may call that a piece of crap ...........

The picture shows the receiver + other parts (don't have separate pictures of the parts A and B) as they come on the EU-market and how they are attached to the Grizzly.

Of course it has an EU approval number.
The D and Dc -values are both 23 kN - 2344.5 kg = 5167 pounds (lb). That's seems more than enough to me for the Grizzly :wink2:
The maximum vertical load ("pressure on the ball-joint") is 150 kg = 330 pounds (lb)

Rob
 

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I searched up down and sideways when I was buying a receiver bracket.
I wanted strong, looks good and Cheap.

KFI was the absolute lowest price of any I could find.
I have one on my 2016 and I bought one for my 2009 when I had it.
Also just bought a kfi for my dads 2012 grizzly. Very very easy to install and have not let me down .



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