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09Tacomania 07-10-2013 07:06 AM

WTB: Shackle hitch
 
Needing one of these. Solid steel, not the hollow welded type ( don't need locking pin, only good pic i found ) Thankshttp://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...liveI1AIkf.jpg

Large 07-10-2013 07:07 AM

Hmm, not sure how much you are wanting to spend but 4WP has them (Smittybilt brand) I thnk they are $50, but I had a 10% off coupon, bought it on sale and the order was 20% off for some kind of special event they had, I think I paid $38 for it out the door.

ross123 07-10-2013 07:13 AM

Amazon.com has them for 30 bucks. That's where I bought mine.

AzogSS 07-10-2013 07:14 AM

Tractor supply

CowboyTaco 07-10-2013 07:17 AM

Harbor Freight has them for like $10.

motionridr8 07-10-2013 07:27 AM

Don't cheap out on recovery gear.
CURT Manufacturing 45824 Tow Strap 2" Ball Mount
Solid steel, made in USA, comes with a 6 1/2 ton CM shackle. $75.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...OL._SX342_.jpg

Chipskip 07-10-2013 07:30 AM

Anyone make these with hitch locking pin holes drilled on all sides?

So, you can put it in horizontally or vertically.

09Tacomania 07-10-2013 07:33 AM

Thanks for the quick replies.:) Didn't think they were so inexpensive. Got a tractor supply down the road.

motionridr8 07-10-2013 07:34 AM

I haven't seen one, but a few minutes on a nice drill press or end mill and I'd feel okay drilling a hole in a quality hitch like the CURT one.

09Tacomania 07-10-2013 07:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CowboyTaco (Post 7142165)
Harbor Freight has them for like $10.

That's the one i don't want. Hollow. I don't think it will hold up for offroad recovery. Thanks though

09Tacomania 07-10-2013 07:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chipskip (Post 7142211)
Anyone make these with hitch locking pin holes drilled on all sides?

So, you can put it in horizontally or vertically.

Just saw this on Amazon........Not horizontal though. Champion power equiptment was the brandhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...dL._AA160_.jpg

KWMF 07-10-2013 10:38 AM

I got mine from Northern Steel I think,

It's solid with vertical and horizontal alignment, I used a pry bar to tighten the shackle bolt though, less likely to walk away I hope!

I leave it in ALL the time, especially after beeing tapped at a stop light twice in a month
and there isn't a mark on the truck, and the folks who bumped me all had marks on their
front bumpers from the shackle lol...

:D


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...psc52dd2c1.jpg

maxamillion2345 07-10-2013 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by motionridr8 (Post 7142201)
Don't cheap out on recovery gear.
CURT Manufacturing 45824 Tow Strap 2" Ball Mount
Solid steel, made in USA, comes with a 6 1/2 ton CM shackle. $75.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...OL._SX342_.jpg

Columbus McKinnon and Crosby are really the only two companies worth buying shackles from. :thumbsup:

Superior quality, made in America, industry standards.

CowboyTaco 07-10-2013 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 09Tacomania (Post 7142225)
That's the one i don't want. Hollow. I don't think it will hold up for offroad recovery. Thanks though

I bought one there figuring a shackle was a shackle....so you're telling me it's hollow:eek:?

Luckily I haven't had to use it yet...let's hope I never have to...

maxamillion2345 07-10-2013 11:33 AM

For one that's not a shackle, two no, not all shackles are equal, and not all mounts are equal.

Purchase a solid mount and then a CM or Crosby 3/4" shackle.

tacofire38 07-10-2013 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 09Tacomania (Post 7142225)
That's the one i don't want. Hollow. I don't think it will hold up for offroad recovery. Thanks though

Just wanted to add that I have to $10 one from Harbor Freight and it had held up through multiple recovery situations and has no sign on flaw or weakness. That is all lol

UrPebkac 07-10-2013 11:39 AM

Soo I guess this means your getting Hitched!! :)



I know bad joke....Glad you found a receiver...

CowboyTaco 07-10-2013 11:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tacofire38 (Post 7143128)
Just wanted to add that I have to $10 one from Harbor Freight and it had held up through multiple recovery situations and has no sign on flaw or weakness. That is all lol

good to know!

I still probably won't put too much faith in it, but good to know that I don't necessarily have to crap my pants whenever I do need it...:cool:

skidooman 07-10-2013 01:13 PM

Warn has one too. Thats what I have, I have used it a couple times. No complaints.

Blueitrgsr 07-10-2013 01:22 PM

Factor 55 makes a bitching one. They are a pretty penny though.


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