I recently received a length of HV406 Hyvo chain for the chain case in an old Tucker Sno-Cat. I ordered an endless chain but a 63 link
length plus master links arrived. The master link has to be assembled and the ends of the pins staked or riveted over. The chain can be
assembled on the bench and installed afterwards.
Does anyone here know a method of staking the ends of the master link pins other than using a small ball peen hammer?
The pins are very skinny and about 1 1/2" long. I have staked master links in roller chains in the past the end result did not look as good
as factory but never gave a problem.
This machine is used to access remote microwave sites on mountain tops and reliability is important.