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Old 08-10-2022, 08:33 PM   #1
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NSA aluminum vs steel clevis?

We purchased our NSA Ready Brute in 2017 and it came with aluminum clevises. I noticed that the new ones come with steel clevises. The website says:

"​Starting in 2020, All NSA aluminum tow bars and steel tow bars require a STEEL clevis: (Ready Brute Elite 2, Ready Brute 2, Hercules, Atlas)

All NSA tow bars manufactured prior to 2020 require an aluminum clevis."

Does anyone here know why, exactly, the older ones "require" aluminum and the newer ones require steel? It sort of implies that the older ones should not be fitted with steel. In this applications wouldn't steel be preferable?
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Don't know if I can shed any light on this. I have been using NSA ReadyBrute('s) for maybe 17 years now. Over the years I've collected various clevis's all purchased from NSA. My Demco clevis's are steel, Blue Ox aluminum, and current Maximus are steel. All performed flawlessly. But to your question I used the Demco steel clevis's AND the Blue Ox aluminum clevis's on the SAME tow bar that was purchased in about 2005. The bar and clevis's were all NSA purchased equipment so that sort of contradicts what they are saying now. Aluminum has an obvious advantage where the steel will lose their paint & rust.
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We purchased our NSA Ready Brute in 2017 and it came with aluminum clevises. I noticed that the new ones come with steel clevises. The website says:

"​Starting in 2020, All NSA aluminum tow bars and steel tow bars require a STEEL clevis: (Ready Brute Elite 2, Ready Brute 2, Hercules, Atlas)

All NSA tow bars manufactured prior to 2020 require an aluminum clevis."

Does anyone here know why, exactly, the older ones "require" aluminum and the newer ones require steel? It sort of implies that the older ones should not be fitted with steel. In this applications wouldn't steel be preferable?
Manufacturers change their specs over time. I think continuing to use what they suggest is the best way to go. But as suggested, give them a call.
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