Archive for August, 2013
When your safety and the safety of others is at stake, you need to use the right part for the right job, with no substitutions. Nowhere is this more apparent than when towing large pieces of equipment from here to there. If you think common bolts can serve as replacements for clevis pins, then you could be dangerously mistaken.
Clevis pins are specific fasteners that allow motion in one direction while limiting it in other. The parts of a clevis pin assembly are the tang, the clevis pin, and a cotter pin. The tang is a horseshoe shaped piece of metal with holes drilled in the “arms” to accept the clevis pin, which is then locked in place by the cotter pin. To visualize this, think of the front of your bicycle frame. The fram