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Does your Andersen hitch clevis pin get bent like this?

John E Davies

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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.






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




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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