The BHA hardware supplied consists of the following parts:

BHA base plate 1
2″ BALL – 3/4″ SHANK – BALL HITCH KNOB 2

3/4” FENDER WASHER, SPLIT WASHER AND HEX NUT 3, 4, 5

1-1/2″ LONG BY 1/2″ DIAMETER CARRIAGE BOLT 6

1/2″ FENDER WASHER, SPLIT WASHER AND HEX NUT 7, 8, 9

The hole C in the BHA base plate fits the square shoulders E of the carriage bolt 6 so that only one 3/4″ wrench is required. Hole A is the clearance hole for the ball hitch knob 2, hole B is the clearance hole for the Simple Hitch compression pin, and notch D fits around the 1/2″ brace shaft of the Simple Hitch.

 

MOUNTING (ON SIMPLE HITCH)

Tool needed: 3/4″ wrench (socket, box, etc.)

STEP 1 Using the wrench, remove the 1/2″ hex nut 9 by turning it counter-clockwise. Slide off the 1/2″ split 8 and fender 7 washers. Remove the 1/2″ carriage bolt 6. Lay these parts aside.

STEP 2 Holding the BHA with the ball knob up, slide notch D around the black 1/2″ brace rod F on the Simple Hitch. With the BHA aligned on the base and brace rod of the Simple Hitch, lower the compression pin G so it goes through hole B of the BHA and into the corresponding hole on the Simple Hitch.

STEP 3 Drop the 1/2″ carriage bolt into square hole C and turn the bolt until its shoulders fall into the square hole. Holding the carriage bolt down with your thumb, slide the 1/2″ fender washer up on the shank of the bolt. Hold the fender washer up with the fingers of your left hand. Repeat with the split washer. Screw on the 1/2″ hex bolt until finger tight. Tighten firmly with the 3/4″ wrench.

“THE BHA IS READY TO ROLL”.

caution

  • USE THE BHA AND THE SIMPLE HITCH ONLY FOR THE INTENDED PURPOSE, WHICH IS TO MOVE A BALANCED, EMPTY TRAILER FROM THE FRONT TO THE BACK YARD.
  • DO NOT OVERLOAD THE TOW VEHICLE. THE REAR-END GEARS OF MANY SMALLER RIDING LAWNMOWERS ARE LIGHT AND MAY BE DAMAGED BY EXCESSIVE LOADS.
  • HOLE A IS SIZED FOR A BALL HITCH KNOB WITH A 3/4″ SHANK. DRILLING OUT HOLE A TO ACCOMMODATE A LARGER DIAMETER SHANK IS NOT RECOMMENDED.
  • DO NOT USE THE BHA FOR ON-ROAD HAULING.
  • UNLESS THE BHA IS TO BE USED ON THE SIMPLE HITCH FOR A LONG TIME (MONTHS), DO NOT USE THE 1/2″ SPLIT WASHER. IT WILL MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO THREAD THE 1/2″ HEX NUT IF THE BHA IS MOUNTED FREQUENTLY.

DISCLAIMER

Neither InnoTech Associates, Inc., InnoTech Associates – PMT5, LLC, any owner of these two companies, nor any officer of these two companies shall be responsible in any way for damage to equipment (such as the tow vehicle or the trailer) or for injury of any kind, including death due to the use of the ball hitch adapter in any manner. The first lot of the TCA is for BETA testing, has no guarantee, and all sales are final.

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