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rwhitmore74 01-09-2013 07:57 PM

bolt heads broke of my hitch!
My hitch was slammed hard by a tilting snowmobile trailor and busted the bolt heads off my hitch. Not sure what to do now.

Moabrubi 01-09-2013 08:18 PM

Can you grab and turn it with Vice Grips? If not then just use an EZ out.

tallzdatank 01-09-2013 08:21 PM


Originally Posted by Moabrubi (Post 3206754)
Can you grab and turn it with Vice Grips? If not then just use an EZ out.

ez out is about the only option, unless there is still some bolt sticking out. craftsmen make some extractor kits that go over bolts like a socket and work much better than ez outs when you can get one on.

Kevbz 01-10-2013 06:16 AM

I broke the bolts off mine when trying to remove it. I ended up grinding them flush, using a punch to dimple the center of the bolt, and drilling them out and retapping the hole on the ones that face the ground.

On the ones on the side. There is a nut welded to the inside of the frame. I smacked the left over bolt until the nut inside broke free (rust in that area helps, if your frame is clean, probably wouldn't work) but thre is an access hole you can get a new nut on a wrench and back in there.

I have had almost zero luck with easy outs and specialty extractors over the years. Mine came from Chicago and everything was froze on way to much for meer morals and their tools.

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