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WTB: Shackle hitch

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tacoma Marketplace' started by 09Tacomania, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. Jul 12, 2013 at 2:14 AM
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    DDD

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    No problems with several tugs at Pismo.
     
  2. Jul 12, 2013 at 3:13 AM
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    09Tacomania

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  3. Jul 12, 2013 at 4:17 AM
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    I just stick the end of the rope in the hitch and pin that.

    It's the pin that matters anyway get a grade 8 one
     
  4. Jul 12, 2013 at 5:35 AM
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    Though that method typically works no problem, the issue arises when you're pulling at an angle or pulling something that is more stuck than you thought. The receiver and shackle reduce the amount of point loading and thus bending stress on that bolt during a pull that isn't exactly inline with the long axis of the truck. Just picture it like a bridge. The bolt spans the gap and supports the load just fine, but it wants to bend in the center. The block of steel in the middle eliminates the bending that wants to occur and the limiting factor becomes shear strength of the bolt. As it turns out, the shear strength of that bolt is much higher than its strength in bending.

    Bottom line is that the grade 8 bolt method will probably work for many recovery situations, but when you're stuck between a rock and a hard place or sinking into a mud hole, it makes me feel much better knowing that my $35k truck is getting pulled from a big hunk of (American) steel and not just a single bolt. If you've ever heard a bolt or something steel fail when overloaded, you'll understand my fear. Scary stuff.

     
  5. Jul 12, 2013 at 5:53 AM
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    I machined mine from 2" solid bar stock, weighs a ton but indestructable. Most aftermarket ones use cheap chinese shackles also. Best to get a good forged one. Capacity is much greater.
     
  6. Jul 12, 2013 at 9:59 AM
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    Never even gave that a thought.....thanks
     
  7. Jul 12, 2013 at 4:38 PM
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    Hey thats the one I bought with the lock from another guy off this forum :cool: Mike C...AZ
     
  8. Jul 12, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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    Scott,
    I bought a Viking offroad shackle hitch, its made in the US and I like that there are 2 sets of holes in the block so I can orient the d-ring horizontally OR vertically depending on the direction of pull
     
  9. Jul 16, 2013 at 6:32 AM
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    That's another solid product. Good choice.
     
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