I discovered the other day a plate made for the snow blade which I can see as a nice addition to the thin hitch plate. The reenforcement plate is bolted to the transmission and aligns with a good 3/16 extra steel. It is substanially thicker for the L-series and you do not have to weld on any. Part number is GXH23389 and the cost from my dealer was only $21.75. you will 4 each 5/16 bolts 2 and half inches long with I would use 4 5/16 washers by inch and half round and 4 lock washers. Just a idea for anyone who is concerned about the thin hitch plate for the L-Series.