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Can't get pivot pins out

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by dale345, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. dale345

    dale345 Junior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 27

    Can anyone tell me how to get the pivot pins out of the sector that connects to the plow? I want to paint the plow and sector but don't know how to get the pins out. Thanks
  2. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    A lot of heat and a big punch...
  3. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Try what I did. Get some PB blaster penetrating oil and hose the pivot points to help break loose the rust. Find yourself a nice 5lb mini sledge and a good chisel. Start beating on it till it comes out. Oh and dont forget to take the pins out that hold the pivots in place. Hopefully that should work for you. Otherwise if you have a cutting torch, you can always cut them in half too
  4. apik1

    apik1 Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    I had to heat them up to red, then a punch and 5lb hammer, they came all the way out on the first hit.
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Do a search here in the Meyer forum. Use "pivot pins" as your search word. You'll find many posts on this subject.

    And while you have it apart, chage over to the newer style greasable pins :nod:.
  6. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    I will second everyones post and B&B is right change to the greaseable ones.
  7. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    even the pivot pins with the grease zerks isn't really the right answer they are really hard to get in you really need to just heat them up use a good penetrating lube and beat them out
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777