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My homemade tow strap hitch

Discussion in 'Towing' started by loaderman82, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Feb 24, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    loaderman82

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    I got this piece of 2" stock from work that they was going to throw away, and decided to make a hitch out of it. I let my dad take it to work and have it milled down on the one end, and got it home and primed and painted it. I think it turned out pretty good for free. The pics are what it looked like to begin with and the final product. What do you all think? Now all I need is a good snatch strap.

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  2. Feb 24, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    That's a weird D-ring. Good recycling.
     
  3. Feb 24, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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  4. Feb 24, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    X2 Nice job
     
  5. Feb 24, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    I curious if the load on that d ring would put some force on the pin and cause it to fail?
     
  6. Feb 24, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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    I'm not really sure how much the D-ring is rated for, but if I ever see that it is not strong enough I will get a different one. That is just one that I already had so I thought I would try it.
     
  7. Feb 24, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    By the way, if anyone has a way to mill down the end, I might be able to get a few more if they haven't already throwed them away. I would get anybody one if they want for free, you just pay for shipping. :notsure:
     
  8. Feb 24, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    Dude, I'd be happy to paypal shipping if u could send one my way. What the heck are those? spikes from a dozer or loader bucket?
     
  9. Feb 24, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    They came off a roller. They are the teeth mounted above the roller to clean the mud and clay from between the pads. I will look tomorrow at work and see if I can find some more, and if I can I will get you one. I figure they will ship in a flat rate box for $5, but I don't know that for sure. I will PM you and let you know more tomorrow evening. I figure they weigh about 15-20 pounds. :notsure:
     
  10. Feb 24, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    nice work
     
  11. Feb 24, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    Hey guy nice work. Don't know what the actual rating of the shackle is but I do know that the twisted shackle is rated higher than the equivalant straight shackle.

    By the way, don't need the hitch but could I get one of those donuts.:D
     
  12. Feb 24, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    Thanks, I think that my truck would definatly spin out before I broke or bend anything. If you want one of those donuts you will have to take it from my son, but you might come out with a couple of fingers gone! :D
     
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    Should I put the reciever pin in the first hole or the back hole? And I'm being serious, no jokes! :D I think the first hole would be stronger but it fits in the second hole better. Wow this really sounds bad!

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  14. Feb 25, 2011 at 6:20 AM
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    Here is a picture of some more blocks that I got at work if anybody wants one. Airun has first dibs!

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    Awesome idea! Either hole should be fine.
     
  17. Feb 25, 2011 at 11:59 PM
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    dibs on another one, if it's possible for this noob...
    i've got a MONSTER clevis that I've been looking for a chunk of steel just like those to bolt it to
     
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    You may want to check and see what size of pin you have for your clevis, I'm pretty sure that the clevis I got has a 5/8" pin. If your pin is bigger than that, I'm not sure it would fit without being drilled out a little bigger. I gave you a PM.
     
  19. Feb 27, 2011 at 10:13 AM
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    i got your pm, airun has first dibs, i know. I'm not too worried about the size of the pin, a little drilling never hurt no one, and if it looks too big mocked up, i do have a more responsibly sized clevis with about a 5/8" pin.
    thanks again
     
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    Leave the point on it, keep anyone from rear ending you.
     
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