Ball Peen Hammer

Clt1bkc

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New tractor and need a good ball peen hammer. What weight would you recommend?

Or should I go with small sledge hammer?
 

BigG

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Why do you need a hammer for a new tractor?
 
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You will probably need both, so I'd buy both. I mean with all the information provided, it has to be a rhetorical question, so you didn't really expect an answer.
 

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My choice for a "tractor hammer" is not a hammer.
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It's a 2lb hatchet. I can tap a pin out and also cut a vine, etc. that has wrapped itself around something that I don't want it wrapped around.
 
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You use a hammer and a punch, ideally a punch made of brass so as to not damage the pins. However... if things are lined up and not under stress along with being maintained/greased, pins should come out with minimal effort.
 

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Look if you need help with something you must give some information so that you get the better feed back. "drive out pins" does not tell what you need to get done. Since you are new to tractor owning I am going to guess that you are talking about the pins on the 3 point hitch? If this is correct then I would not use a ballpeen hammer. Instead buy a "dead blow" hammer. It will allow you to knock the arms of the three point off of the pins without damaging anything.

Make sure the implement is setting level and that you adjust the stress on the hydraulics to fine the sweet spot to minimize the weight on the pins. When you set the implements on to the ground it is often helpful to place 4 x 4s under the implement to make it easier to move things around in order to hook them back up.

Be careful of the many pinch points as you mount and dismount the implements. They can be painful.
 
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BigG

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Did you mow the Kudzu?
 
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Creature Meadow

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Like Magicman, I keep a hatchet with me but a rubber mallet stays on a hanger mounted to my ROPS that I use when needed.

My disk has 2 pins I have to pop out to adjust angle, a lick from the bottom with the rubber mallet and it pops up.

Hooking up my brush hog requires little force on the 3-point arms so I wack them on the pins with the rubber mallet.

My mallet is very hard rubber so it serves me well and does no damage to what I'm striking with it.
 

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I picked up a couple of deadblow hammers and have them around for hitting on stuff. I'm a lot less likely to tear anything up with one of those.

 
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Normally no hitch pins need "driving" out. Proper alignment is the key to hooking/unhooking implements.

Notice above I said "tap". Also hitch pins are hardened so they will not be deformed nor mushroomed with normal use.
 
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aaluck

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Save the hammer and buy a quick hitch--for $99 at HF (or $79 with super coupon). Back up, lift and go. When you are done back up, lower, and go.

No hammer, hatchet, axe, lube or mallet needed. :)
 
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Brass mallet