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Re: Saftey w/ snap coupler

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02-10-2003 15:57:28

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As a safety procedure to prevent this from happening, attach a short chain to the tongue of the plow and secured it around the funnel where the eye and hook connect. Tom

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02-11-2003 06:39:13

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 Re: Re: Saftey w/ snap coupler in reply to Tom, 02-10-2003 15:57:28  
I had never heard of this happening untill recently myself. In my experience, the coupler cannot be unhooked when there is a load against it and I wonder if rusted up, half latched couplers are the blame? After reading about this a few months ago on the other A-C page I decided to add a safety chain to my #53 plow before we use it.

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02-11-2003 10:46:54

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 Re: Re: Re: Saftey w/ snap coupler in reply to Butch(OH), 02-11-2003 06:39:13  
I just taled to my friend whos dad was in a pinch, or had a plow on his back, so to speak. He said after they tore the bottom latch apart one spring was shorter than the other--tractor was purchased new. (TOP LINKS WERE OLD STYLE) It happend as he droped the plow, after just crossing a water way (with plow up). He has never heard of this happening before and since. And let me tell you around him it is AC OR NO SEE. Who but him buys a orange teddy for his wife for valintines day.

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