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    Transmission tower lock nuts - GIFs

    Transmission tower lock nuts.








    Previously:

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    Autosplitter nut splitters - GIF
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    So.....how are they removed for maintenance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by that_other_guy View Post
    So.....how are they removed for maintenance?

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    They have a blue wrench for that

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    Interesting. I had never seen these so I did some googling. These are patented as anti-theft, and are a replacement for needing to weld towers together since they can be installed using basic tools and will not loosen. I suspect that if there is a need to remove them, they have to either split the nut or cut the stud out.

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    I am curious why install the counter nut also? Just to be extra safe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haroun View Post
    They have a blue wrench for that
    Lol.

    At the same time, wondering if the proliferation of these gifs are often surreptitious; conveying information used for counterfeiting/ infringements of patents and processes?
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    The nuts appear to have a scoop cut in them that goes up to a square-ish shoulder. I wonder how they machine that squared off part.



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