When using the new Artillian Front Hoe be aware that the Lock Keys can get "over-stressed". One of mine did and it fell off into my work and took a little bit to find again. To me it appears that the crimp on ferrule was not sufficiently crimped/staked and pulled off with use over time.
I notified Chris at Artillian and he stated "That wire has been overstressed. Those lanyards are intended as a convenience. They are not designed for excessive loads."
"If you wish to restore it, the lost crimped end can be replaced with the following https://www.grainger.com/product/CLIMAX-METAL-PRODUCTS-316-Stainless-Steel-Shaft-36WY59?s_pp=false&picUrl=//static.grainger.com/rp/s/is/image/Grainger/36WY58_AS01?$smthumb$"
I have to believe there may be a better option out there than the $20.30 316 Stainless Steel Shaft Collar from Grainger recommended.
Any thoughts or suggestion??