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"DIN Plate style Hitch" - Standard on a Defender?

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by patently, Feb 11, 2011.

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  1. patently

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    The local residents are talking about clubbing together and buying a snow plough for the road - this one. As the local Land Rover owner, it would fall to me to drive it!

    Looking at the website, it says it connects to a "DIN Plate style Hitch" which is apparently "Standard on most Trucks, SUV's and CUV's". Apologies if this is a stupid question, but what is this? What does it look like?

    I don't especially remember anything like this on the front of my Defender 90, just the standard tie/tow points at the front of the chassis rails. Is this a standard item on Defenders? If not, is it easy/cheap to fit?
     
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  3. patently

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    Thanks - looks interesting. :tea:
     
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    I'd send them an email to clarify. Its hard to tell but I think they mean a US standard receiver hitch, which is certainly NOT standard on the front, or on most European cars.
     
  5. patently

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    OK - thanks!
     
  6. finallysnapped

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    Oh right, it's like box shape.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yep, as I posted before really, that's a US standard 2" receiver hitch. You can buy the front mount (and rear), but you'd have to import it from USA. And, I don't think the states ever got a Disco 1 so you'd need to adapt/make your own for one of them. Its 2" internal size on the square, but I don't know the specification for the location/size of the pin.
     
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    I wonder if you could adapt this, although it's designed for the rear of a D2

    [​IMG]

    Part number - VUB104850
     
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    Thought the neighbours were chipping in :D
     
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    Am I the only one thinking I wouldn't want all that weight hanging from a hitch like that? the force of the snow is fine because it's in the direction that the hitch is designed to take it but the plough itself will be a twisting force on the hitch in a direction that it was never intended to take.
    Just a thought. I wouldn't put it on my car on a hitch like that. There must be a better way.
     
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