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John E Davies

Does your Andersen hitch clevis pin get bent like this?

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Mine has always done this, the big pin through the whaletail rotates while towing, causing the safety pin to hit hard. Over time it bends the pin, and also makes a rough burr on both sides of the small hole in the big pin, so I have to drive it out with a hammer and punch and file the rough areas away. The little pin gets harder and harder to install, until it becomes impossible....then I toss it and grab a new one.

 

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Here are three pins, the new one is on the bottom and a really bent one is on top.

 

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You can straighten the pin but it requires a vise. I have an idea about how to stop it, but I would like to see if this is common. I suspect it happens when the chain nuts are not very tight.

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA


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I have been using the same pin for almost 4 years and it looks like new; no issue at all.

 

 


Horace & Dianne

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My pin is over 3 years old and is not bent. Hmmmm, I wonder why yours is getting bent.


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