Cotter Pin Alternative
Posted December 22, 2012 - 10:20 AM
Posted December 22, 2012 - 10:29 AM
It looks like a good fix, and I will keep it in mind!
- MH81 said thank you
Posted December 22, 2012 - 12:23 PM
Posted December 22, 2012 - 12:53 PM
Posted December 23, 2012 - 09:28 AM
Currently I'm usin' hair pin cotters on both ends of the shafts. I don't care for the bending cotter pins either.
When I back the Horses with plows on into my barn, I always set the blade down on a piece of 2" x 4", keeps the plow edge high 'n dry. I also spray the working side of the blade with silicone lube, Makes dirt, gravel, snow slide off easily. Just my thoughts.
'85 416-8 48" blade (left) & '88 414-8, 42" dozer (right).
Edited by Tankman, December 23, 2012 - 09:33 AM.
- jrk said thank you
Posted December 26, 2012 - 03:54 PM
Well so far I've been able to use the blade several times including a few catches on the concrete which has turned the blade over; as well as "ramming" a couple piles to make more room for the snow dropped by Storm Euclid. Anyway those Pal Nuts have held on tight and do forsee them being an issue in the future either.
Thanks for the idea about "greasing the blade". We use to spray Pam Cooking OIl on our fenders when riding our ATV's in the mud to help with cleanup so I imagine that would work too - just don't let your wife catch you
Posted December 27, 2012 - 09:50 AM
Posted December 27, 2012 - 11:29 PM
Technically these are "Hat nuts". "Pal nuts" is a name brand and not all Pal Nut products look like or are made like these. They should work fine as long as no side load is put on them. I prefer to use hitch pins (most folks call them hair pin cotters).