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Old 05-03-2005, 12:01   #1 (permalink)
Jim Roberts
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Tow Ball hitch

Hi...........any suggestions how and where i can fit a tow ball hitch onto
the front of a 96 discovery?
Is there a recommended place?

Thanks

Jim R



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Old 05-03-2005, 16:01   #2 (permalink)
Richard Brookman
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Re: Tow Ball hitch

Jim Roberts wrote:
> Hi...........any suggestions how and where i can fit a tow ball hitch
> onto the front of a 96 discovery?
> Is there a recommended place?
>
> Thanks
>
> Jim R


Depends what you want it for. For a recovery point, I wouldn't suggest any
less than a bit of 3x3 welded between the front chassis rails, with an
arrangement to bolt the towball to. For lighter duties, I don't know the
exact layout of the Disco front end, but a ball bolted to the bumper of the
S2 in line with the chassis rail seems to be quite adequate for shifting
trailers around etc, if that helps at all.

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Old 05-03-2005, 17:01   #3 (permalink)
Paul S. Brown
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Re: Tow Ball hitch

Richard Brookman wrote:

> Jim Roberts wrote:
>> Hi...........any suggestions how and where i can fit a tow ball hitch
>> onto the front of a 96 discovery?
>> Is there a recommended place?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Jim R

>
> Depends what you want it for. For a recovery point, I wouldn't suggest
> any less than a bit of 3x3 welded between the front chassis rails, with an
> arrangement to bolt the towball to. For lighter duties, I don't know the
> exact layout of the Disco front end, but a ball bolted to the bumper of
> the S2 in line with the chassis rail seems to be quite adequate for
> shifting trailers around etc, if that helps at all.
>


The bumper on a disco is made of much lighter metal than the one on a Series
- just the noseweight of a decent size trailer will probably distort it.

Some places do make replacement Disco bumpers with mounting points for
towballs.


P.
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1982 V8 Range Rover - heavily corroded
2000 Rover 75 - heavily driven
1993 Lexus LS400 - just plain heavy on fuel
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Old 05-04-2005, 12:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Tow Ball hitch

Paul S. Brown wrote:

>> Depends what you want it for. For a recovery point, I wouldn't
>> suggest any less than a bit of 3x3 welded between the front chassis
>> rails, with an arrangement to bolt the towball to. For lighter
>> duties, I don't know the exact layout of the Disco front end, but a
>> ball bolted to the bumper of the S2 in line with the chassis rail
>> seems to be quite adequate for shifting trailers around etc, if that
>> helps at all.
>>

>
> The bumper on a disco is made of much lighter metal than the one on a
> Series - just the noseweight of a decent size trailer will probably
> distort it.


True, I was thinking more of the location (with a bit of suitable
bracketry) - a front towball offset to one side is much more useful than a
central one for manoeuvering trailers. Take your point about the metal,
though. Should have read more carefully before sending.
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Old 05-04-2005, 12:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Tow Ball hitch

http://pattilandfarm.com/kernel.php?sitename=dborc&f[code]=62&t=11&pageid=pr
odview.html

Try these from David bowyer.
You can get a detatchable towbar which slides into the jacking tube.
I've launched large ribs no problem with them.
Have also been recovered with them from a sticky situation.

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"Paul S. Brown" <landies@geekstuff.tv> wrote in message
news:6pdlk2-p9a.ln1@snoopy.intra.geekstuff.me.uk...
> Richard Brookman wrote:
>
> > Jim Roberts wrote:
> >> Hi...........any suggestions how and where i can fit a tow ball hitch
> >> onto the front of a 96 discovery?
> >> Is there a recommended place?
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >>
> >> Jim R

> >
> > Depends what you want it for. For a recovery point, I wouldn't suggest
> > any less than a bit of 3x3 welded between the front chassis rails, with

an
> > arrangement to bolt the towball to. For lighter duties, I don't know

the
> > exact layout of the Disco front end, but a ball bolted to the bumper of
> > the S2 in line with the chassis rail seems to be quite adequate for
> > shifting trailers around etc, if that helps at all.
> >

>
> The bumper on a disco is made of much lighter metal than the one on a

Series
> - just the noseweight of a decent size trailer will probably distort it.
>
> Some places do make replacement Disco bumpers with mounting points for
> towballs.
>
>
> P.
> --
> 1992 200 TDI Disco - heavily modified
> 1982 V8 Range Rover - heavily corroded
> 2000 Rover 75 - heavily driven
> 1993 Lexus LS400 - just plain heavy on fuel



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Old 05-04-2005, 12:01   #6 (permalink)
Diverman
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Re: Tow Ball hitch

Sorry the link didn't come out all the way.
They're called jackmates and they're in the winching accessories section on
the products page.

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"Diverman" <Diverman@slapper.co.uk> wrote in message
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>

http://pattilandfarm.com/kernel.php?sitename=dborc&f[code]=62&t=11&pageid=pr
> odview.html
>
> Try these from David bowyer.
> You can get a detatchable towbar which slides into the jacking tube.
> I've launched large ribs no problem with them.
> Have also been recovered with them from a sticky situation.
>
> --
> Diverman
>
>
>
> "Paul S. Brown" <landies@geekstuff.tv> wrote in message
> news:6pdlk2-p9a.ln1@snoopy.intra.geekstuff.me.uk...
> > Richard Brookman wrote:
> >
> > > Jim Roberts wrote:
> > >> Hi...........any suggestions how and where i can fit a tow ball hitch
> > >> onto the front of a 96 discovery?
> > >> Is there a recommended place?
> > >>
> > >> Thanks
> > >>
> > >> Jim R
> > >
> > > Depends what you want it for. For a recovery point, I wouldn't

suggest
> > > any less than a bit of 3x3 welded between the front chassis rails,

with
> an
> > > arrangement to bolt the towball to. For lighter duties, I don't know

> the
> > > exact layout of the Disco front end, but a ball bolted to the bumper

of
> > > the S2 in line with the chassis rail seems to be quite adequate for
> > > shifting trailers around etc, if that helps at all.
> > >

> >
> > The bumper on a disco is made of much lighter metal than the one on a

> Series
> > - just the noseweight of a decent size trailer will probably distort it.
> >
> > Some places do make replacement Disco bumpers with mounting points for
> > towballs.
> >
> >
> > P.
> > --
> > 1992 200 TDI Disco - heavily modified
> > 1982 V8 Range Rover - heavily corroded
> > 2000 Rover 75 - heavily driven
> > 1993 Lexus LS400 - just plain heavy on fuel

>
>



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