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Old 09-25-2008, 04:30 PM   #1
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Receiver Recovery Shackle

So our rear aluminess bumper also does not have recover points, and thus we are looking for a shackle that will mount in the receiver.

Anyone have one of these that they have used that worked well?

Anyone have one we need to avoid?
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:28 PM   #2
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On my Bronco, I just use a hitch pin in the receiver. I put a tow strap loop into the receiver and insert the hitch pin through the loop.


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Bronco,

What kind of load do you think that will take on its own?
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I have done the same as Broncohauler with my Jeep but would be leary of doing that with the SMB. I have a reciever shackle that is only rated at 8,000lbs or so, so I would be interested in what others do and what brand.

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Re: Receiver Recovery Shackle

Just buy an appropriate rated shackle that will mount in in the ball hole on a reciever.
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Re: Receiver Recovery Shackle

I like Herb's idea, but I've come across this before. It says it's rated to 10k#, but I don't know how stout it looks. Maybe the $13 price tag is an indication. Without a question Chinese.

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Re: Receiver Recovery Shackle

I have a Warn that I think is rated 10K. I haven't used it, but I've used the strap in the receiver before.
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Re: Receiver Recovery Shackle

I will say with the tow strap/hitch pin/receiver idea, you need to be cognizant of the angles you are tugging/towing. Too much of an angle, and your tow strap could chafe on the edge of the receiver.


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Old 02-02-2010, 08:29 AM   #9
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Re: Receiver Recovery Shackle

I initially had a Receiver Shackle Bracket from 4Wheel Parts, inexpensive but never tested. Someone stole it last summer and I replaced it with a Superwinch one from Expedition Exchange (with a locking pin this time) although it is unrated. At $48.00 (vs probably $10-15 for the first one) and with the Superwinch name on it, I assume it is much better. 4Wheel Parts lists one from Warn at the same price but, again, not rated.
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Re: Receiver Recovery Shackle

All the receiver shackles that I could find were rated at 4.75 tons.(As skywagon pointed out to me) Everything had a 3/4" shackle in it and they are all 4.75 tons. It takes a 7/8" shackle to go higher and with a 5 ton van I really wanted higher. Problem is all the receiver stingers I could find were either hollow tube or cast and that made me nervous. I ended up buying a foot of 2" square stock cutting down one end so the 7/8" shackle would fit over it and drilling a 1" hole for the shackle and a 5/8" hole for the pin. Looks great, hope I don't ever have to use it.
Don't use anything beyond its rating!!!! Flying cable and chunks of steel are nothing to fool around with!!!
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