I have a 3pth hitch splitter, not sure of the brand off the top of my head, its the brand that Northern Hydraulic sells. Anyway the link bewtween the valve and the handle is a metal reverse C shaped pin, held in place with cotter pins. It broke this weekend and I haven't come up with a good replacment part yet. The local saw shop deals in American Hydrualic splitters, and gave me a link, thats more of dog bone shape, unfortunatly it doesn't fit over the valve end. Any ideas? Things that work better than the orginal.