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Old 08-08-2013, 11:21 PM   #43
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Mod hat on. We have a "be nice" rule and expect our members to abide by it. If you don't like or believe a hitch should cost x amount of dollars,then don't buy it or "bait" people into an argument.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:35 PM   #44
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LFC, i didn't say how much.

I hoped this would have been friendly.

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One thing about the internet and this Forum in particular, I sure have learned a lot. As a PP user, the only skepticism that I might have is if someone claimed to build something better.
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:42 AM   #46
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Personally, I would paint that weld area white so you can see cracks before they become a problem. The black paint covers up any cracks that otherwise would be visible long before failure. I guarantee that failure did not happen all at once.

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Personally, I would paint that weld area white so you can see cracks before they become a problem. The black paint covers up any cracks that otherwise would be visible long before failure. I guarantee that failure did not happen all at once.

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Looks like a fresh break of a brittle MIG weld to me.
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Well we can't see both parts but there is rust where a crack was there for a while. Those welds are loaded in tension which I don't really like.

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Probbley insufficient penetration where 2 welds met causing a hole for water to get in Perry.
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Looks like a design flaw to me....

For $3000 I would expect that 90 degree elbow to be forged out of one piece instead of a butt weld between two pieces.
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Yeah kinda what I was thinking or at least gussets on both sides instead of one in the middle. The yoke on the other side would have to be wider then.

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Looks like a design flaw to me....

For $3000 I would expect that 90 degree elbow to be forged out of one piece instead of a butt weld between two pieces.
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Looks like a design flaw to me....

For $3000 I would expect that 90 degree elbow to be forged out of one piece instead of a butt weld between two pieces.
The ProPride lists for $2345 - $2495 depending on the w.d. bars you choose. But I think you could get a factory remanufactured unit for at least a couple hundred less.

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Looks like a design flaw to me....

For $3000 I would expect that 90 degree elbow to be forged out of one piece instead of a butt weld between two pieces.
I feel Seans design is sound. I also think his company is first rate. He is just at the mercy of his vendor that is welding his parts. The failed stinger warrants a reveiw of the welding procedure. I dont like MIG welding for anything that is critical. I assure you if that stinger was stick welded with 7018 rod it would be impossible for the welds to break like that, the square tube would would collapst and or tear apart itself, not the weld.
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The design flaw is it shouldn't be made from a forged square tube.
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The design flaw is it shouldn't be made from a "square tube".
Not very convincing there is any design flaw. Would you explain?

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All drop hitch parts I've ever had any dealings with were made from one piece forged bar stock.....not two pieces that might as well be tack welded together and braced.
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