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  1. #16
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    Thanks for the help guys, I've only recently purchased the Ute so I'll give all them bolts a good soaking and see if they want to come out.
    Now I'm hoping I can unbolt and bolt on a new tongue.

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    Good news, I managed to remove the old hitch setup with the help of a new Mechpro 1/2'' x 610mm breaker bar and what's left is a 9cm x 10cm mounting plate and after a bit of Googling I find the bar is an original Ford product and a sedan tongue will bolt straight on.

    https://i.postimg.cc/Ssx7SnCy/1-2004...t-16-05-20.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/3RncZy26/1-2004...t-16-05-20.jpg

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    Good to see the straightforward approach looks to be working out.

    I'm a bit puzzled by that pintle hitch. I have a 2003 RTV and the factory hitch is only rated to 1,800kg, so not sure why or how you'd have that kind of setup...

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    Probably a Govt vehicle, and a lot of their trailers have Pintle towing hitches, so they can be towed by any vehicle in the fleet???
    Kryn
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    I was wondering what that kind of hitch was called and now I remember seeing an Army trailer in the guys shed and they have the pintle hitch setup.

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    Funny about that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nadroj View Post
    I would have thought that being stressed well beyond normal limits does not necessarily render something scrap.
    Why would it be necessary to find the point of destruction?
    i,m not sure on todays regs, but many years back, testing to destruction was to find a working load, if something breaks at 1 ton, then 500kg is the safe working load.

    on some steels, if its over stressed ie, a crane. then it may not receive certification.

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