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Old 06-28-2010, 05:38 PM
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Grade 5 bolts are definitly less brittle than a grade 8 ... I've seen the difference in action.

Lots of farmers will use a (for example) 3/4" x 4" bolt as an improvised hitch pin. (Not that I'm advocating this practice ... just an observation.)
Yup, they will get fairly contorted - looking but seldom seem to shear off.
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