38" blower hitch. I went out today to clear the driveway and saw that " Eds" blower was sitting a little crooked on the front. I looked and saw that one of the bolts that holds the hitch on was backed out. It looked like the lock washer had broken allowing it to back out. After looking closer it has no lock washer but it has a " Conical flad headed washer that the bolt goes thru... They are part # 21 in this drawing. The hitch fastens to the front of the tractor with just these two bolts and washers. I see that they are supposed to be backed up with a lock washer that wasn't on the bolts when I pulled them off. My question is #1.) do you think I need these? #2.) Anyone know where to get some without having to have them made? If I use new bolts and lock washers of the same hardness I wonder if they would stay put long enought to find some new ones to put back on. Got the camera to work. Here are a few pictures.
Thanks for any help. Roger.
Edited by hamman, January 17, 2014 - 02:32 PM.