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Hitch Pin Rating?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Polymerhead, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Oct 16, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    Polymerhead

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    So I want to get a snatch strap for winter. Looking on YouTube, several vids show the puller attaching a snatch strap to the using only a hitchpin through the eye in the strap.

    So, is this advised? I don't plan on pulling people out regularly, and I'd rather not buy a square receiver hitch with shackle if it's just as easy to use a crosspin. If I can get by on a crosspin, is there a heavy-duty that is recommended?
     
  2. Oct 16, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    Supra TT

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    Well technically if you're yanking someone out on the ball, all the pressure is going to be on the pin, right?
     
  3. Oct 16, 2011 at 7:20 PM
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    Sorry, I don't follow completely - "on the ball"? If you mean the ball hitch, I thought that was a big no-no. I guess I'm asking if one of these is needed:

    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/warn29312.jpg

    Or if I can just use a crosspin to secure the snatch strap? And if so, is there a good crosspin to buy? Like a heavy-duty one?
     
  4. Oct 16, 2011 at 7:20 PM
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    Ive done it before when I lost my shackle never had a problem
     
  5. Oct 16, 2011 at 7:26 PM
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    Supra TT

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    I've tugged on the ball hitch more times than I could ever count.
     
  6. Oct 16, 2011 at 10:17 PM
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    UndefinedTaco

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    You can make a reciever shackle setup easy..

    just buy some 2" stock and take a drill press through it for the pin and for a shackle.
     
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