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Removing locking hitch pin when key is lost.

Discussion in 'Trailer Tech' started by AATLAS1X, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. AATLAS1X

    AATLAS1X Supporting Vendor

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    I lost the key to my hitch pin and was not excited as the key was the round style.

    So my tech had a great idea based on the vibrating tumbler shaker used in all the spy movies, so he hit it with an air hammer on the rod end, all for about 3 seconds.

    Ill be damned when the lock end shot off the pin.

    :clap::clap::clap:

    Shane

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    Last edited: Jun 25, 2010
  2. Hoochie Time

    Hoochie Time Regular Member

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    I'm not surprised. A few years ago I bought an enclosed four place snowmobile trailer and four of the heaviest duty Master pad locks I could find ($60.00 bucks each) two for each door. I then went sledding, at the end of the day I realized I had locked my keys in the trailer, duh. One fellow in the parking area came over with a battery powered zip cutting wheel (cost under $100.00) and cut two of the locks off in under two minutes for each lock.

    Locks are truly for honest people.
  3. seapotato

    seapotato New Member

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    if the round style key is like those old style Kryptonite bike locks, they say a bic pen will open any of them..

    there was a big recall I guess, people selling bic pens on ebay as universal bike lock keys.
  4. meat

    meat New Member

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    4 inch angle grinder

    with a cut off wheel
  5. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon New Member

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    I used a blue tip wrench on mine a couple of weeks ago.
  6. PAToyota

    PAToyota New Member

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    I've cut two off that had rusted to the point of the key no longer working. Have to try the air hammer next time.
  7. 1BiGGuy

    1BiGGuy Regular Member

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    I've had two of those style that wouldn't open after being locked and left on a vehicle for some time. A couple of blows from a hammer on the key end and they just snapped in two no problem.

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