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Posted December 22, 2012 - 10:20 AM

That is a great idea. I didn't know that they are available in stores. Several times I could have used something like that.

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 10:29 AM

When I saw this thread's title, I thought you where going to be posting about 10 penny nails! :bigrofl:

It looks like a good fix, and I will keep it in mind!
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Posted December 22, 2012 - 12:23 PM

That is a very good idea, and it looks clean and serves your purpose.


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Posted December 22, 2012 - 12:53 PM

Terrific idea ! As was said before I didn't know you could find them in stores. Really like you're out of the box thinking!

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 09:28 AM

Like the idea.........hmmmmmmmmm. Not you got me thinkin' of PAL nuts. Think the PAL's might get knocked off when the plow is in use?

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). :dancingbanana:


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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 :rolling:

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Posted December 27, 2012 - 09:50 AM

It doesnt seem like these would hold up but if youve tested them a bit them i may get some. Im limited with the tools i have and these could come in real handy. Thanks for the tip and pictures. Sent from my GT-P1010 using Tapatalk 2

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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).