1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Where is the best point on the truck to pull from

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ptsimpso, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Apr 10, 2010 at 7:49 PM
    #1
    ptsimpso

    ptsimpso [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Member:
    #25896
    Messages:
    15
    Gender:
    Male
    NC
    Vehicle:
    2010 4x4 TRD-Sport
    Stereo
    I'm going to pull a few small stumps around the yard tomorrow, and I'm wondering where's the best point to tie off to. I have a 4x4 with the tow package.

    I've got a 10000lb tow strap, I figured the trailer hitch is probably the strongest point on the truck, but now I'm wondering if I might get better traction if I tie off to one of the front tow hooks and reverse it out.

    The worst stump I have is 2-3inch diameter cherry with some pretty deep roots, thats the only one I think I'll have traction problems with b/c I won't be able to pull from asphalt.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Apr 10, 2010 at 7:52 PM
    #2
    CanadianGuy

    CanadianGuy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2009
    Member:
    #20319
    Messages:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Vancouver, BC
    Vehicle:
    08 Access Cab 4x4 TRD
    i would pull in a forward gear, and from the tow hitch or loop around the frame
     
  3. Apr 10, 2010 at 7:53 PM
    #3
    Koov

    Koov MonStar

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Member:
    #34651
    Messages:
    773
    Gender:
    Male
    Seattle
    Vehicle:
    06 Prerunner Dbl Cab TRD Sport
    Tint 20%, USA spec IPOD adapter, Debadged, Leer canopy, Michelin MS/2 tires, AFE Pro Dry drop in air, Husky liners, D ring Mod, Bed mat.
    I'd stick with the trailer hitch. Good luck!
     
  4. Apr 10, 2010 at 7:54 PM
    #4
    ak47

    ak47 v.hey its my Avatar avatar.v

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2009
    Member:
    #25696
    Messages:
    677
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Anthony
    Washington
    Vehicle:
    stock 2nd owner
    definitely pull from the tow point.
    good luck.
    post pics of it doing work!
     
  5. Apr 10, 2010 at 7:57 PM
    #5
    Justin723

    Justin723 Dont judge me

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Member:
    #17577
    Messages:
    524
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Justin
    Phoenix AZ
    Vehicle:
    01 Tacoma SR5
    Performance- bored .20 over, Doug Thorely Headers, Magnaflow Exhaust, and K&N cold air intake. Exterior- 7 inch lift, ARB compressor, high pinion 4.88 with ARB locker, 4.88 open diff in the rear, PIAA 520 series lights up front, and 36 inch fire stick. Interior- 2 10inch JL W1 subs, Alpine MRX-V70 amp, Alpine type R SPR 17C 6x6 speaker in the back, Focal 165 VR with crossover tweeter up front, Cobra LTD CB, and Weather Tech floor mats.
    Trailer hitch for the win. And there better be pics or it didnt happen
     
  6. Apr 10, 2010 at 8:01 PM
    #6
    aficianado

    aficianado Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    Member:
    #25015
    Messages:
    5,465
    Gender:
    Male
    bay area, california
    Vehicle:
    2006 access cab. 4x4, TRD-OR
    back to bone stock.
    2 -3 inch diameter trunk? that is pretty small, why not just dig down a bit and sawsall it out of there? granted less fun, but a bit safer.
     
  7. Apr 10, 2010 at 10:36 PM
    #7
    kenstar

    kenstar Get a Lil Mud on the Tares

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Member:
    #30962
    Messages:
    155
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ken
    Wrenching in the garage.
    Vehicle:
    10 4x4 TRD OR
    Pop 'n' Lock, EGR In-Chan, Bakflip G2, 6112, 5160, Dakar Set. Redline hood struts. WildPeak At3. TRD Pro Wheels. Apex Fab Fog lights; Other shit I can't remember.
    ^ what i was thinking rofl. That's small. I was thinking you had a damn oak tree or some shit. haha.
     
  8. Apr 10, 2010 at 10:44 PM
    #8
    Przemekmsu

    Przemekmsu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Member:
    #30197
    Messages:
    481
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Przemek
    South Jersey
    Vehicle:
    2006 Toyota Tacoma, SR5 V6, 4x4 TRD Off Road
    K&N Air Filter, WickedFlow Exhaust muffler
    I tried to that with my taco and I slightly burned the clutch. I was trying to pull out some kind of a bush. My recommendation is not to pull anything with the taco.
     
  9. Apr 10, 2010 at 10:47 PM
    #9
    WILLIAM ROBERT

    WILLIAM ROBERT Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Member:
    #34148
    Messages:
    71
    Gender:
    Male
    Edmonton
    Vehicle:
    it's blue
  10. Apr 10, 2010 at 10:54 PM
    #10
    carmellocafe

    carmellocafe Begin With The End In Mind.

    Joined:
    May 15, 2009
    Member:
    #17267
    Messages:
    2,266
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    KEVIN
    N. California
    Vehicle:
    2014 TRD OR Access cab longbed
    X2!
     
  11. Apr 10, 2010 at 11:24 PM
    #11
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    38,701
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Trailer hitch will keep the stump from coming through the windshield if you gun it and it breaks free , boing !

    OZ
     
  12. Apr 11, 2010 at 6:38 AM
    #12
    LUSETACO

    LUSETACO Here for the Taco Pron

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Member:
    #18991
    Messages:
    10,427
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dennis
    Aim-ish country PA
    Vehicle:
    Make: Chevy Model: Pile
    Yes
    Did the same thing myself a couple weeks ago. I had 3 cedar trees to pull out. Used the front hook 4wd hi the first time and burned the clutch a tad. The last 2 trees I pulled in 4wd lo and the yoinked right out on the first pull no problem. :D
     
  13. Apr 11, 2010 at 8:42 AM
    #13
    Broke

    Broke Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Member:
    #29987
    Messages:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    Kansas
    Vehicle:
    4x4 L/B Black Sand Pearl TRD Sport
    Sun Roof, Leather, Clear Bra, Tint, TRD Exhaust, Scratch Film Door Handles
    Right on, thats how I do it
     
  14. Apr 11, 2010 at 11:06 AM
    #14
    ptsimpso

    ptsimpso [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Member:
    #25896
    Messages:
    15
    Gender:
    Male
    NC
    Vehicle:
    2010 4x4 TRD-Sport
    Stereo
    Just finished, thought you guys would want to see the results. The cherry I was talking about has been chopped down a couple of times and kept growing back, so the small trunk size didn't do the root system justice, took a couple of pulls, but it came out pretty easy. The big friggin bush required 4lo, but pulled it like a champ.

    Cheers

    IMG_1625.jpg
    IMG_1628.jpg
    IMG_1631.jpg
    IMG_1633.jpg
     
  15. Apr 11, 2010 at 2:25 PM
    #15
    ptsimpso

    ptsimpso [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Member:
    #25896
    Messages:
    15
    Gender:
    Male
    NC
    Vehicle:
    2010 4x4 TRD-Sport
    Stereo
    charlotte
     
    JimboAnz likes this.
  16. Apr 11, 2010 at 5:05 PM
    #16
    Viet2100

    Viet2100 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Member:
    #1930
    Messages:
    2,512
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Viet
    Delray Beach, FL
    Vehicle:
    2007 Infiniti G35S
    Why would you pull on it? That would make you put it in reverse, and your ass in the air thus giving your rear tires no traction. Put it in Low and just yank it out of there. I did the same for a few 5-6" trees at our new house that my dad didn't like.
     
  17. Apr 11, 2010 at 5:22 PM
    #17
    trg37

    trg37 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Member:
    #25901
    Messages:
    139
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tyler
    South Jersey
    Vehicle:
    05 Tacoma OME Full Setup
    I looove pulling out trees with my truck. So much fun for some reason!
     
  18. Apr 11, 2010 at 5:32 PM
    #18
    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Member:
    #19356
    Messages:
    2,006
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Western New York
    Vehicle:
    09 4X4 SR5 BSP Double Taco
    Rear Spring TSB,Billy 5100@.85,Bull bar,Nerfbar,Painted Grill,Painted Rims,Bed D-rings,Compustar Starter,Goodyear Duratrac's,Transmission TSB,Brake Overide
    have done small trees, bushes with front hook
    4hi in reverse worked great.
    start with light pulls and gradually increase power untill tree comes out.
    each pull usually helps loosen roots untill finally breaking free.
     
  19. Apr 11, 2010 at 5:33 PM
    #19
    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Member:
    #17177
    Messages:
    17,826
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    AZ
    Vehicle:
    2005 TRD DCSB
    Your truck should have a tow hook on the front thats secured to the chassis...or your hitch
     
  20. Apr 11, 2010 at 5:44 PM
    #20
    ktmrider

    ktmrider Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Member:
    #19933
    Messages:
    4,969
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    07 DCLB 4x4 Sport S/C
    Junk
    Just one right, on the left side?
     
To Top