What are those pins called on lift arms?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Hummer, May 11, 2008.

  1. Hummer

    Hummer LawnSite Member
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    I have no idea what the proper industry term is for what I'm referring to as 'pins' but they are used on the ends of loader & lift arms to attach them to the frame of the machine? The arm also uses the pin to pivot around on?

    The ones I've seen are always an inch or more thick in diameter and are held captive on one end by little metal plates that fit into a groove around the pin and are bolted in place.

    I'm needing to know what to referr to them as so I can Google for them.
     
  2. turboawd

    turboawd LawnSite Member
    from midwest
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    i thought they were just called pins. cylinder pins, loader pins, etc.
     
  3. Hummer

    Hummer LawnSite Member
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    Ok, I'll try cylinder & loader pins, those might just work.
     
  4. Hummer

    Hummer LawnSite Member
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    Well, upon further Google searching, it looks like the proper term is 'Clevis Pin'.
     
  5. turboawd

    turboawd LawnSite Member
    from midwest
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    i think you are getting off track by calling it a clevis pin. check out this link.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clevis_pin

    just call it a pin with reference to where it goes.......track pin, door pin, piston pin, king pin, loader arm pin, hinge pin, center pin, etc.
     
  6. Hummer

    Hummer LawnSite Member
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    From what I've seen lastnight & today, it appears that the proper engineering term is 'Clevis Pin'. It obviously is referred to by numerous other names though.

    This looks like exactly what I've seen being used on skidsteers, brush mulchers & other construction type machines.

    http://www.midwestcontrol.com/catdisplay_short.php?pg=165
     
  7. Hummer

    Hummer LawnSite Member
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  8. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Cylinder rod ball ends to be more precise.
     

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