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wopachop

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Posted: 12/12/20 01:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The PB dry lube sounds interesting. What type of lube would you guys use on the square metal bars of the equalizer hitch? I normally use a Molybdenum grease because i think it has a high shear rating and those arms are under so much pressure. But its nasty stuff. Feel bad when people brush up on the ends of the bars because they can get grease on nice clothers. A dry lube sounds better.

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B.O. Plenty wrote:

Not talking about a Super Glide type hitch. This is a light weight stationary hitch, much like an Anderson hitch.
I would use graphite spray on the funnel if anything.

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Yes. I am the OP and the hitch pictured is the hitch that I own. My question on dry lube was in reference to that hitch.


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homeschoolin wrote:

Yes. I am the OP and the hitch pictured is the hitch that I own. My question on dry lube was in reference to that hitch.


I have the Andersen ,and reading their website, I don't see any reference for any lubrication. No idea about it other then maybe some dry lube. I certainly can't see a reason with the Andersen . I have an older model of the steel rail mount Andersen, so I didn't get the red funnel that comes with the newer ones to help line up when hitching. I look at it like I would a ball hitch, and I don't lube those, maybe some do, I don't. I can't see where a little dry lube would hurt anything. I don't plan on using anything, but if PullRite suggests it ,why not.

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I don't lube my Andersen Ultimate Hitch either. I've only towed with it a few times. But, no sign of wear and no sounds coming from the hitch either.

I used to have the old style Superglide on my previous truck. I used SlipPlate graphite spray on the rails.


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I use WD40 Specialist Dry Lube with PTFE. That doesn't make me right though.
I do spray degreaser on it occasionally and start over with the lube.
To me it's kinda like a traditonal hitch ball. Too much grease is too much and not enough is not enough. It just needs a little on the ball. I spray it when I think about it.
Don't over think it.
You know the rule..grease attracts dirt and dirt produces friction.

edit add: I just had to buy a new lock pin for the hitch. I got a new style pinbox hitch with the holes for safety chains. My original was the old style with no provision for chains. So with apparently too much time on my hands I moved the "add a links" that I hook on to to the more rearward holes. I was thinking...that's 6" less that I have to stretch out on the tailgate to hook up the chains. Well the safety chains got tangled in the spring loaded safety pin and bent it. PullRite charged about $24 for a new pin. I should get it this week.

* This post was edited 12/15/20 05:54pm by TxGearhead *


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Furthermore...I got the new pin. It wouldn't go in the housing to lock the ball. Discovered the pin housing was slightly bent. Called PullRite to check the price and order a new one. Price was $180 plus shipping. They offered if I would pay shipping they would give me the housing. Heck yes.
To be clear, the pin housing is welded to the vertical female tube with the funnel.
I also went to Tractor Supply and WalMart looking for cables to use instead of chains. Didn't have any. I ordered 44" nylon coated coiled cables by Curt from Amazon, less than $25. Maybe them being coated and coiled they won't snag like chains.

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