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Old 07-04-2016, 12:10 PM   #11
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Thats what happens when a welder isn't set hot enough, no penetration on the one side. Get it ground out and rewelded, it will be fine.
That is very poor prep work right there. There is likely more issues than just heat setting here. Judging from the picture there was no penetration into the metal. Probably poorly grounded, mill scale not removed from metal. That is really poor quality.

I would have a qualified welder fix it, if the manufacturer won't replace it. Even then I would be concerned with the replacement.

If it was mine I would grind of the weld and reweld it.
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Old 07-08-2016, 07:55 PM   #12
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So Equalizer is of course sending a complete replacement head, they are also sending me a 1400lb head vs the 1200lb I had, Wet I am really pushing that 1200lbs, dry/loaded I am around 875. They were very interested in getting the old unit back to inspect what happened. Overall, I am pretty happy with the response and feel better with the bit heavier head moving forward.
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So Equalizer is of course sending a complete replacement head, they are also sending me a 1400lb head vs the 1200lb I had, Wet I am really pushing that 1200lbs, dry/loaded I am around 875. They were very interested in getting the old unit back to inspect what happened. Overall, I am pretty happy with the response and feel better with the bit heavier head moving forward.
Nice to see them doing that, I own obe and ill look at it first thing tomorrow thanks for the heads up !
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It could have been ugly, if it had failed while on the road.

I check mine everytime I install it.
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Old 07-08-2016, 11:43 PM   #15
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Haven't really checked before. Will now. Thanks.
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it might be a good idea to check your receiver too. I know someone who was poking around under their truck and noticed that the hitch was all rusty -- not just surface rust, but crumble-in-your-hand rust. It wasn't that old of a vehicle either. They were planning a trip, and if they didn't notice it, it could have been nasty.
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