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Tow Truck Drivers: What hooks do you use for recovery?

Im not sure if this falls under towing and hauling
but i wanna know what tow truck drivers use to tow cars without recovery hooks, or hitches.
I recently found an untapped market pulling cars stuck in snow up this hill, and luckily all the cars i pulled had hitches.
But what do yall use, like pulling a car onto a flatbed?

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they are called "J-hooks", they hook into factory holes on the frame rails and sub-frames of cars.

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"untapped market" haha. Awesome. I do the same thing every time it snows




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POWERSMOKIN, the photo of your truck in your sig looks like its launching like a 12 sec. mustang on a sticky track. that photo is sweet!

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Those work even if the bumper comes down lower then the frame? say for example, a toyota sienna.
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Thanks, although im not sure what you mean about the mustang part..

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Those work even if the bumper comes down lower then the frame? say for example, a toyota sienna.
I do not know the name but recall the shape and there is a place in that front plastic cover bumper on one or the other side that is about 1 to 2 inches square that pops open with under it is like a place to screw it into.
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I do not know the name but recall the shape and there is a place in that front plastic cover bumper on one or the other side that is about 1 to 2 inches square that pops open with under it is like a place to screw it into.
I know my moms Highlander had that but this thing didn't..

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