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results of no shear pin

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by crushers, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. crushers

    crushers post ho SILVER Star

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    i went yesterday to look at a BJ70 a guy has for sale up here for a gent in the states. sweet truck to say the least.
    it "used" to have a pto winch mounted to the truck, it is no longer there.

    it seems he got stuck and his buddy ran the cable for him. got out, ran the cable back in, and his buddy jumps back into the truck after hooking the hook to the bumper.
    the guy fires up the rig and goes to drive away and as he is driving the bumper gets ripped off the truck. seems the helper forgot to disengage the cog and the driver forgot to disconnet the PTO drive.
    i took a look at the winch while i was there, 1" key was there instead of a sheer pin. the gent said there was absolutly no change in the sound of the engine... no guff...
    moral of the story, use a shear pin, a heavy one sure but at least one that will let go...
    cheers