Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 27
  1. #11
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    8,394
    Location
    VA
    Tractor
    JD2010, Kubota3450,2550, Mahindra 7520 w FEL w Skid Steer QC w/Tilt Tatch, & BH, BX1500

    Default Re: Replacing hitch pins with bolts

    Quote Originally Posted by gwdixon View Post
    A bit off topic, but here is the photo that you may be referring to.

    The washer on the right has a black, heavy duty lynch pin. They are strong.
    Did you make those captive washers? If not please tell us were you acquired them.
    Thanks,
    larry
    This side of 40
    JD2010, Kubota L3450/FEL w SK QC, L2550 w FEL
    Mahindra 7520 [Pinky] /FEL w Skid Steer QC/w Tilt Tatch & BH, BX1500 [Mighty Mouse]
    IH37 Baler, CCM165 Drum Mower, JD Rake
    JD 127 bushog, Flail, SK Tilt Tatch , KK tiller, Rhino rear blade, Post driver, post auger, chipper, pallet fork, Grapple/Loader Buddy, Homemade Splitter/DC Welder

  2. #12
    Elite Member gwdixon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    2,584
    Location
    Northern CA

    Default Re: Replacing hitch pins with bolts

    Quote Originally Posted by SPYDERLK View Post
    Did you make those captive washers? If not please tell us were you acquired them.
    Thanks,
    larry
    Sorry to say - they are homemade. Here is another photo that shows the raw materials. The original Pat's can be modified as well.

    Why Pat's doesn't make something similar is the question. Except that it would require more labor than just drilling a hole and bending a washer like they do.
    2009 Kubota M7040, R1s, LA1153 FEL, fork lift, 3 rear remotes, T&T
    2002 Kubota L48 TLB, 12", 18", 24" HD buckets
    2001 Kubota BX2200, Turf, LA211 FEL
    7.5' Howse 3PT disc, 88" Gearmore 4G4 box scraper, 4' box scraper, Gearmore GB85 blade, LandPride RCR2596 cutter, 6', 4' flail mowers, 6', 4' rototiller, 4' Bush Hog cutter, HD subsoiler, Bearcat 70554 chipper, Bush Hog PHD w/ 12", 6" augers, Ford 101 3-bottom plow, 8' land leveler, 6' rake, lots of misc.

  3. #13
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    3,461
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Tractor
    JD cut

    Default Re: Replacing hitch pins with bolts

    I lost two lynch pins this weekend. First one I thought, "hmmm, how did that happen?" Second one a couple of hours later reminded me that I'm a slow learner. Happened while cutting small trees with the brush cutter.

    Now off to TS to buy the heavy duty pins and new adjustable sway arms (buckled from the torque).

  4. #14
    Elite Member Baby Grand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    3,672
    Location
    Windsor, CT.
    Tractor
    Kubotas: L3240GST B2320HST B5100D & G5200H

    Default Re: Replacing hitch pins with bolts

    I have had this happen when brush hogging. Now I use safety wire to lash those lynch pins shut, just like E/S suggested. Works great and easy to undo.
    That's the problem with trouble.
    It always starts out as such fun."
    - Randall Brown

  5. #15
    Platinum Member MESSMAKER's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    946
    Location
    Bluegrass,KY
    Tractor
    Bobcat ct 225

    Default Re: Replacing hitch pins with bolts

    [QUOTE=Baby Grand;2432637]I have had this happen when brush hogging. Now I use safety wire to lash those lynch pins shut, just like E/S suggested. Works great and easy to undo.[/Q

    That's what I do. Wire is cheap, and so am I.

  6. #16
    Elite Member jonyyuma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    2,972
    Location
    35 miles North of Memphis,TN
    Tractor
    kubota L3000dt, ford 8n1952

    Default Re: Replacing hitch pins with bolts

    Cool idea with washer wings formed to keep the keys in place.
    Okay, Legal disclaimer: Old but not senile, definitely do not have the answer to everything!

  7. #17
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    733
    Location
    Piedmont Triad, NC
    Tractor
    Didn't intend to have a Deere fleet - it just happened 310C, F915 & 5200

    Default Re: Replacing hitch pins with bolts

    I noticed some of my lynch pins had weak closing force. After taking it apart I found the spring force was backward relative to the hole position on the pin. Rebending the spring seems to help.

  8. #18
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    3,001
    Location
    Sunny SW Washington
    Tractor
    LS R4010 & Cub Cadet 7300

    Default Re: Replacing hitch pins with bolts

    I mow miles of bumpy ground. My 72" grooming mower's wheels swivel on one inch vertical shafts and the mowing height is set with spacers on that shaft. At the top of the shaft are 1/4" lynchpins. I've started replacing them with stainless bolts and locknuts. Not only was I losing pins and spacers by twigs undoing the lynchpins, but there was 3/8" of up-and-down play that was hammering the pins until they broke. I drilled one inch holes in pieces of 3/8" plate and added them to the stacks of spacers to stop the pounding. That stopped the pins from breaking. I've lost too much time walking the fields looking for my lost spacers, and sometimes, a whole wheel assembly.

  9. #19
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    975

    Default Re: Replacing hitch pins with bolts

    I hate losing pins. Such a pain, especially when you are waaaay out in the woods. I keep spare top link and lower link pins and a selection of hitch pins and similarly sized bolts/nuts and a pair of large adj wrenches. Heck, I even have a spare lower pin that bolts into the attachment. Broke one of them before and dropped a tiller. Had to leave it to get the part. Really don't like leaving equipment out.

  10. #20
    Super Star Member RoyJackson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    18,614
    Location
    Bethel, Vermont
    Tractor
    John Deere 4400 MFWD, Deere 855D UTV, Z920A Zero Turn Mower and assorted implements

    Default Re: Replacing hitch pins with bolts

    Quote Originally Posted by amaxwell View Post
    I haven't tried the bolts yet ,but switched all the regular lynch pins for the black heavy duty ones from Tractor Supply. So far I haven't had one of these to get pulled out by sticks yet. Just don't get any skin caught when closing them.
    Those lynch pins are great...and I'll re-iterate...watch your fingers!! These things are like a freakin' bear trap when they snap shut!!
    Roy Jackson

    "Any government that does not trust its citizens with firearms is either a tyranny, or planning to become one."
    -Joseph P. Martino

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Beware of hitch pins that look like this
    By GinNB in forum Safety
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-23-2009, 06:57 PM
  2. Quick Hitches Adapter Pins for Quick Hitch - Selling
    By wmgeorge in forum Attachments
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-20-2007, 09:32 PM
  3. Quick Hitches Harbor Freight Quick Hitch Lower Pins 7/8 or 3/4?
    By wmgeorge in forum Attachments
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-05-2007, 09:38 AM
  4. King Kutter bush hog lower hitch pins
    By Mosey in forum Attachments
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 08-20-2004, 11:00 PM
  5. JD Gator Hitch
    By Tractors4u in forum Build-It Yourself
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-15-2004, 09:22 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.