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KrashR

Otter hitch pins??

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So I lost one last year and have been using a bolt since. It would be nice to get a pin again for easy on/off, and I was about to spend the 6.99 on a pair from otter direct but I'm NOT paying $15 for shipping!! I can't find anyone that has that long of a pin nor any otter dealers that stock these. Does anyone know of somewhere I can get these in the metro, without driving to Maple Lake??

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Have you tried Fleet Farm or any tractor dealer? They have many different sizes of pins for various implements. Bet you could find one that would work.

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L&M. FF and Menards all have them. I did have to have a buddy drill the holes in the ends for thelittle pin to pop through so it didnt bounce out.

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I live right near Maple Lake. Give me a email and maybe we can work something out

bigslugger at tds dot net

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Northern Hydraulics, not really that hard to find.

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The right length can be hard to find in some areas.

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I think I saw some up in the hardware store in Isle.

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If $15.00 is too much for shipping, then drive out and pick them up!

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I really dont think they would charge ya $15 to ship them. Call Otter and ask them 1st hand. The shipping table on the HSOforum isnt always perfect.

Either way there are plenty of places to get them. If you cant find them E-mail me and Ill send ya a few.

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I use Scaffold pins, We call them Pig tails. Not shure on the price. cant be that much. Any ways thay work well for me never had any problems

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I'll get by with a bolt again this weekend. I haven't done my due diligence and called up otter direct and didn't feel like paying $22 for one pin (I only need one). Just so other people know FF and Northern in Blaine don't have them. And I'm pretty sure I've checked at "save big money at..." in Fridley and they didn't either.

If it was a 3/8" pin sure I'd have this done, but its 1/4"

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I looked at 6 different places here in Kenora, not one place had them or anything that would work. I went to Sunset Husky and they had them ordered from otter and on the shelf in less than 2 weeks. Now that is quality customer service!

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Aren't they just big cotter pins? You can find them all over.

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Krashr, I know what you mean. I have been looking as well, and Northern or Menards or FF (Forest LAke, Woodbury, Oakdale, etc.) don't have anything that comes close to working. I tried a few online places and they are out. I even pulled one off my snomo trailer (tilt safety pin) but it was too thick, as it needs to be 1/4"...

what a PITA, and if you go with a bolt and wing nut you need two of them with lock washer between them, or you need a nylock nut, but then you also need wrenches which stinks in cold weather, or if you forget a wrench...

I will keep looking...

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If all you can find are 3/8" pins, go a few aisles over and get a 3/8" drill bit to go with your shiny new pins. A little garage time hogging the holes out, and you're golden! I always thought those 1/4" pins were a little flimsy to begin with.

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I lost one and replaced it with a long bolt. I drilled a hole through the threaded end, and stuck a key pin (not sure of the term) through the hole, and it is firly fast and it doesn't come undone like the Otter pins do.

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Thanks, dtro. Sometimes you need only think outside the box.

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If all you can find are 3/8" pins, go a few aisles over and get a 3/8" drill bit to go with your shiny new pins. A little garage time hogging the holes out, and you're golden! I always thought those 1/4" pins were a little flimsy to begin with.

Yep, good idea, and I did part of that... smile but I only augered out the sled plastic part. When I got to the cabin and found my rigid hitch holes were still only 1/4 I was stuck... as I didn't have drill or bit up there with me. I need to spend some time getting tools up nort' wink

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