How To Put A Ball Hitch On A Lawn Mower

How To Put A Ball Hitch On A Lawn Mower? (Step-By-Step Guide)

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You can use a lawn mower for many purposes. You can use the lawn mower to mow all types of lawns and fields. Even you can transform your lawn mower into a racing one!

People also use their lawnmower to tow anything with the mower by putting a ball hitch in the rear of the mower.

But you know the ball is not provided when you purchase a mower. So where do you get it? You can buy this from Amazon or a local automobile shop. 

Now come to the main point. Do you know how to put a ball hitch on a lawn mower? Don’t you have any idea? 

So what? Stay with us. In this article, you will get all the possible solutions in this regard.

Without delay, let’s start.

A Complete Guideline To Put A Ball Hitch On A Mower

How To Put A Ball Hitch On A Lawn Mower

If you want to put a ball hitch on your lawn mower, you won’t face so many difficulties. It seems amazing, right?

Okay. But before installing it with the mower, you need to buy the ball hitch package. And first, let’s see what things are included in the ball hitch package.

  • Hitch setup body
  • Brace arms
  • A ball
  • Locknuts
  • Bolts 
  • Flat washer

In fact, Different types of ball hitch packages are available on different online platforms. Always try to buy the package available with a ball. 

For installing the ball hitch with the lawn mower, you will need also some tools. Try to keep the tools close to the hands at the installation for the convenience of work. Let’s have a look at these essential tools.

Required tools: 

Steps to follow:

Step #1: Prepare The Lawn Mower

Take the lawn mower into a flat surface for the convenience of work. 

Step #2: Activate Parking Mode

Enable the parking mode of the lawn mower. This will prevent the lawn mower from any movement in time of working. 

Step #3: Disconnect Power Cable

Disconnect the power cable from the battery. It will save you from being electrified.

Step #4: Attach Brace Arms

Attach 1 set of brace arms with the hitch body. Use bolts to attach the brace arms with the hitch body. Place two flat washer under the bolts. 

Tighten the bolts by using a socket wrench rotating them clockwise. Check the arms are whether they are in a parallel position. 

Step #5: Attach Hitch Body

Now it’s time to attach the hitch body with the mower. You will see a mounting hole in the rear of the lawn mower. Place the hole of the hitch body above the mounting hole of the lawn mower. 

Now, use a locknut to attach the hitch body with the lawn mower. Place a flat washer under the locknut and tighten it by using a socket wrench. 

Step #6: Drill Lawn Mower Rear Part

Drilling is required to attach the brace arms with the rear part of the lawn mower. For this, make two marks on the lawn mower along the hole of the arm. Try to mark correctly so that you can drill easily.

After marking, take the drill machine and drill according to the marking. Set the brace arms in their position and attach it with the lawnmower by using bolts. Place two flat washer under the bolts and tighten the bolts by using the socket wrench or pliers.  

Step #7: Adjust The Ball

This time, place the ball on top of the hitch body. If you notice you will see that the lower part of the ball is grooved to attach the nut. 

Place a locknut under the ball and rotate it clockwise. Tighten the locknut properly by using a socket wrench. 

Done! Now you can tie anything to the back of the lawn mower and drag it away.

Alternative process: 

You can use a tube pipe instead of a ball hitch set. You can do it at home as well. And it can reduce your cost and hassle as well.

Required tools:

Steps to follow: 

Step #1: Prepare The Tube Pipe

Take a tube pipe and cut it with a saw according to your needs. 

Step #2: Attach The Ball

Attach the ball with the pipe by welding it. Wait until the ball is fully attached to the pipe.

Step #3: Weld The Ball With Lawn Mower

Once the ball is completely attached to the pipe, weld it to the back of the lawn mower.


  • Wear hand gloves and goggles to save you from any kind of injury. 
  • Carefully operate the drill machine and welding machine.
  • Go through the user manual of the ball hitch for easy installment.

Final verdict

Putting a ball hitch in a lawn mower is not a tough task. You can even do this at home if you collect all the necessary materials you need to attach it. 

I hope the above-mentioned process helped you to understand how to put a ball hitch on a lawn mower. But if you have any confusion on this issue, take the help of an expert technician.  It will make your task easier and comfortable. 

Todd L Miles
Lawn Mowers Enthusiast
I started "Landscape and Lawns Care" to provide clients with lawn care with better service, better products and, most importantly, better ethics. My promise to every customer is to give the greenest grass possible while controlling weeds, insects, and diseases! The most important thing is that I strive to always do the right thing for you, your lawn and your wallet!