The bolts an my Ariens are definitely grade 5. They are even called
out that way in the parts manual. I suspect there is enough load on
these that a regualr bolt would not last long in this application.
On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 7:44 PM, Karl Vacek <email@example.com> wrote:
> They shouldn't be Grade 5 or any high-strength material - Grade 5 is tough,
> resisting breakage despite bending.
> Use a plain old hardware store bolt if you have to cut your own grooves -
> it's supposed to break if it needs to.
>> Neither the original ones (which are pins, held with cotter key) or the
>> replacements, which are threaded, have any grade makrings on them.
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