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Old 01-02-2010, 07:22 PM
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best recovery hitch

well, my buddies trucks ( and mine LOL) often find them selves stuck out in the ruts. whats the best the best thing for my class V hitch to snatch them out?

I have a few big shackles(25,000 lb) and a 30 ft strap already, just nothing to plug in.

i was thinkin about buyin one of those solid triple ball hitches, and wrapping the loop around the 2 side balls. what are you guys usin?
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I don't off road my 8k truck, but on those occasions it's gone off to rescue, I just use my sled pullin hitch. Unpin, slide it through the end of the strap, repin the clevis, and go.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:43 PM
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Well I have a two inch ball/pintle hook hitch on my truck.

But you can actually buy a receiver designed for what you are wanting to do. http://www.gowarn.com/prodDetail.aspx?partNo=WAR29312

But you can use a hitch and put a shackle through it instead of a ball. Just leave your strap hooked to it.
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Well I have a two inch ball/pintle hook hitch on my truck.

But you can actually buy a receiver designed for what you are wanting to do. Receiver Shackle Bracket

But you can use a hitch and put a shackle through it instead of a ball. Just leave your strap hooked to it.
^^^^^ More or less what I have, just a larger clevis/shackle.
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yeah, i got that big old shackle so i was thinkin about doin a pintle ring kinda deal.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:51 PM
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yeah, i got that big old shackle so i was thinkin about doin a pintle ring kinda deal.
One thing is using the right equipment and using equipment that is designed to do what you are doing.

Having something that looks similar to what you want to use. Is not the same as having what you should be using.

I have been trained in vehicle recovery. There are also some members on here that do it for a living.

I had a thread on vehicle recovery. What happened to it who knows. I know it was a long time ago when I wrote it up.
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One thing is using the right equipment and using equipment that is designed to do what you are doing.

Having something that looks similar to what you want to use. Is not the same as having what you should be using.

I have been trained in vehicle recovery. There are also some members on here that do it for a living.

I had a thread on vehicle recovery. What happened to it who knows. I know it was a long time ago when I wrote it up.
Pshaw...

10 feet of slack, then boost launch. Works every time. Just don't do it with a buddies truck lol.
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But you can actually buy a receiver designed for what you are wanting to do. Receiver Shackle Bracket

I have this. I also bought a kinetic yanker rope which stretches far more than a strap. Pricey though.
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I would be chicken of the hook it around the balls.... murphys law and a tight stretched cable/strap/chain or a combo just well , like i said murphys law. I use a pintle hitch but ya the shackle thing by warn should work just as well. But I like the pintle hitch setup cause if you leave it on (cause you can use it to tow trailers and you can put whatever size ball you need on it) thats one less hassle when the mud hits the fan you do not have to look for the key to unlock your hitch to put a different one on for towing and the balls that come with pintle are usually very high toung and load rating. I also have the receiver that has the most lee-way its over a foot tall so you could put two size pintles on it say 2" and it has enough holes to mount another so you could put a 2 15/16" pinltle but I have mine turned up where it almost tuches my talgate and i leave it down so you cant see my License plate from behind. For such things as mad motorist when they get smoked and red light cams , just a thought , I had to go to a company called Northern as tractor supply only sold normal ones, about 6" tall.

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i use my 3 ball hitch put the strap like wrapped around the front then around the two bottom and i pulled people out alot this week when it snowed and in mud alot it works with a strap and it makes it where you can fully wrap around their car and bring it back to you without having to double wrap both
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