Bent Manitou Headstock Hook

Cymro8

Member
Mixed Farmer
Any ideas how to bend back the headstock hook on this Manitou? Was moving a trailer and got caught. Is using heat going to weaken the metal too much?


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ACEngineering

Member
Location
Oxon
Any ideas how to bend back the headstock hook on this Manitou? Was moving a trailer and got caught. Is using heat going to weaken the metal too much?


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its knackered, cut it off and profile cut a new piece. Cherry products have the pattern for the inner plate which is twice the thickness of the original, so you could buy that weld it on then cut a piece to fill in the outer part of the hook.

and in future do no move trailers with the hooks ever as this always happens.
 

glasshouse

Member
Location
lothians
its knackered, cut it off and profile cut a new piece. Cherry products have the pattern for the inner plate which is twice the thickness of the original, so you could buy that weld it on then cut a piece to fill in the outer part of the hook.

and in future do no move trailers with the hooks ever as this always happens.
Do it right and they wont bend
Leave the hook horizontal, dont put it right in the eye
That will heat and straighten.
 

ACEngineering

Member
Location
Oxon
Do it right and they wont bend
Leave the hook horizontal, dont put it right in the eye
That will heat and straighten.

EVERYONE says the same till they bend when they get in a bit of a pickle.

it will crack on the inside, its easier to just cut the inner bit off along with the bent outer bit. weld a thicker bit on from cherry products on the inside then build the outer bit back up.
 

DieselRob

Member
Location
North Yorkshire
Been there got the t-shirt with a matbro headstock. Fine if you don’t crowd it back...until you do. Vowed to never do it again with any headstock. Rather go find a chain
I’ve got some biggish D shackles that I put through the towing eye and pick it up on the lower locking pin on a Q fit headstock, think it would work on manitou headstock as well since it locks in to another plate
 

Mc115reed

Member
Livestock Farmer
Just wedge it back in the trailer hook and straighten it again gently with somebody watching and waving there arms around like a blind goose directing you
 

glasshouse

Member
Location
lothians
If he bends it with heat it’ll bend 5 times easier in future, theres no reason it needs heat to be bent back, it ain’t being bent back that far that it’s going to crack
It will never bend again if trailers are lifted correctly
A young lad did that to mine two yr ago and he heated it and straightened it with a hammer before i knew, it is still fine
 

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