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Tractor bits targetting Digger

Postby bunyip » 10 May 2018, 10:42

BJ Bearings have a assorted pack of 50 lynch pins for $24.95, there is one at Sale.
I bought a pack a while ago when they had the special before and have put pins on all my implements and replaced the wire pins on others,
There are about four sizes.
They are good value and you can never have enough lynch pins, they are the locking ring type.

NB. If you want a Pack I can get you one as I may be down your way next week to see the boat at Paynesville, SWMBO is off work for a couple of months after an operation and is driving me silly at home so I might take her away for a while.
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Re: Tractor bits targetting Digger

Postby Digger » 10 May 2018, 12:30

Thanks Iain, I have a few spares but when I’m in town I’ll go to BJ Bearings and have a look.

Thanks for your kind offer of picking them up but I’m in town every few days.

Not sure whether we will be around when you come down but give me a yell and maybe we can catch up. I’m pretty sure that we’ll be heading down to Mallacoota the weekend after next. (depends on the weather to some extent)

Can’t keep away from that place!
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Re: Tractor bits targetting Digger

Postby bunyip » 11 May 2018, 05:55

For those who don't know Lynch Pins are used to secure implements to 3 point linkages but there are a host of other applications where they can be used to secure something to a shaft.
https://www.bunnings.com.au/pinnacle-8m ... k_p2440007

The first thing that comes to mind is wheels on a trolley, these will facilitate easy fitting and removal, a look at the link will show what they look like and how they work and how cheap a pack of 50 is.
I may fit a couple on my beach trolley so it is easy to fit in the car when I have finished, will have to drill out the holes a bit but that is not really a problem.
We use them to secure the pin on the trailer coupling that we pull behind the ride on mower, the older style spring pin is a bugger to get in and out and easily lost in long grass.
The pins are good, the box they come in is crap and falls apart but at 50c each I don't really care.
The one in the link is 8mm (heavy duty) but the pack has some skinnier ones, about 2-3mm would be the thinnest, the plating is pretty weather resistant and I imagine that salt may get to it after a while but my old tractor pins have been on for over 15 years and just look weathered.
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Re: Tractor bits targetting Digger

Postby Digger » 11 May 2018, 09:22

I seem to be destined for the darn things to close (hard) on my finger, bit like rat trap! (um?)

Do you have rain there yet Iain?

We are heading up to Mornington to family tomorrow and I bet it rains all the way, just not here~
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Re: Tractor bits targetting Digger

Postby bunyip » 11 May 2018, 10:26

The only ones that get me are the vertical variety that sit quietly and unseen under an implement, you think you are safe then whack followed by a brief expansion of vocabulary which may also reaffirm my faith in the lord!
Rain started yesterday afternoon and is still going, paddocks are enjoying a good drink and one tank is full.
Supposed to rain until Sunday which I don't mind, hope it doesn't spoil your trip, we are not flooding but my poor brother in Hobart is getting a rough time.
Planting hops soon (Tettnanger, Saaz and Hallertau, trouble finding Citri) and I have some 20' poles to put in, this may slow me down a bit.
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Re: Tractor bits targetting Digger

Postby Digger » 11 May 2018, 12:27

bunyip wrote:The only ones that get me are the vertical variety that sit quietly and unseen under an implement, you think you are safe then whack followed by a brief expansion of vocabulary which may also reaffirm my faith in the lord!
Rain started yesterday afternoon and is still going, paddocks are enjoying a good drink and one tank is full.
Supposed to rain until Sunday which I don't mind, hope it doesn't spoil your trip, we are not flooding but my poor brother in Hobart is getting a rough time.
Planting hops soon (Tettnanger, Saaz and Hallertau, trouble finding Citri) and I have some 20' poles to put in, this may slow me down a bit.


Not a bloody drop here and trying to drive star pickets in the ground yesterday was like trying to get through concrete!

I will be deliriously happy driving in the rain tomorrow as long as were are getting it here too.
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Re: Tractor bits targetting Digger

Postby zarbs » 11 May 2018, 19:49

I find pipe lynch (linch) clevis pins more useful as you can use them half way along a pipe/shaft and not just at the end. Not as easy to come across though, but don't bit as hard as the 'rat trap ones.

I use a couple to hold my wheels in the scuppers when transporting.
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Re: Tractor bits targetting Digger

Postby bunyip » 11 May 2018, 19:57

BJ have heaps of those but we use them on extremities and prefer the rat trap, i have had those come undone on the tractor which is a PITA when you have to reattach something knee deep in mud.
A lot of implements come with them as they are cheaper and I replace them straight away but I do take your point.
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Re: Tractor bits targetting Digger

Postby zarbs » 12 May 2018, 18:10

I think you're referring to the 'R' clip, which are common. The ones I'm talking about look like the linch pin but instead of having a circle 'rat trap' (so they can only go over the end of a shaft) they have a similar spring loaded device that goes around the side of the pipe. I can't load a picture but they are on this site as Pipe linch retaining pins http://www.gsproducts.co.uk/pins/ (8th photo) and can go anywhere along the shaft as they don't need to 'flip' over the end. Are they the same as you where thinking of?
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Re: Tractor bits targetting Digger

Postby bunyip » 13 May 2018, 11:20

The R clips are one and are an abomination, can never get them on or off in awkward spots, the 'D' type you are referring to I have had them come off (when snagging something under a shaft) but I understand their application when not on the end of a shaft.
I switched everything for the snap ring/rat trap/finger amputator that I could.
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