Stuck A1R Pintle hitch?

ramdough

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Before I get out a grinder….. please tell me what I am doing wrong.

I am trying to extend an A1R pintle hitch. I released the little pin, started lowering the big pin, before it bottoms out, I try to rotate 90 degrees to get the big pin out but it appears to be too short. It catches on either the notches in the top or the tabs on the bottom.

Do I just need a big wrench or my grinder to make more room? It appears to bind on the top AND bottom at the same time! 🤯


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Third From Texas

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You just need to work things around. They are a VERY tight fit some times (both taking the pin out and replacing it). Other times it will slide right out.

DO NOT MODIFIY/grind !!!! You will be hard pressed to find any replacement parts and you will be fucked if you alter it....
 

ramdough

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Austin, Texas
You just need to work things around. They are a VERY tight fit some times (both taking the pin out and replacing it). Other times it will slide right out.

DO NOT MODIFIY/grind !!!! You will be hard pressed to find any replacement parts and you will be fucked if you alter it....
That is why I was hesitant to grind. I think with a crescent wrench, I may be able to turn it. But, it does bind on both the top and bottom at the same time. Makes me think they designed it to be tight or goofed up at fab.


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