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The dreaded Meyer hinge pins!

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by dave_dj1, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 350

    OK so I had a broken pin and decided to change them both. Lot's of heat is all I can say.
    My question is does anyone know if they are hardened? I'm thinking of grabbing some pins from tractor supply and cutting the handle off.
    thanks,
    dave
     
  2. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    They are cold rolled.
     
  3. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 350

    Thanks for the reply, I thought they might be cold rolled. I ended up getting a pair of SAM's with the grease fittings, my local Meyer dealer had them for the same price as online.
    thanks again,
    dave
     
  4. timboy

    timboy Member
    from Ny
    Messages: 66

    Yeah they suck to change,I made a t handled pin beater out of some heavy rebar for getting those suckers out,lotta heat,lotta beat!
     
  5. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    i used a recip saw with a metal blade and cut at the pivot point, found it was easier to drive them out
     
  6. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    air chisel. heat, oil, reheat, and drive them rite out.
     
  7. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 350

    Well I cleaned up the holes this morning and put the new pins in with some spray on grease and then pumped the living daylights out of them with the grease gun, I think they will outlast me! :mechanic:
     
  8. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    forgot to mention smith bros has a nice bead hone to clean them...sorry