With that being said though, it all depends on how you plan to use your 4Runner off-road and the types of terrain you see. Because the ARB Off-Road Recovery Snatch Straps have the most stretch, doesn’t mean they are the “best” it just means that they are truly designed for off-road recovery in pulling someone out. Again, like we said above in the material section, there are different recovery straps that perform better in certain situations.
Not everybody needs to be able to tow this amount of weight. For these people, you might instead opt to get a receiver hitch or ball mount hitch since they will normally clock in around 5,000 or fewer pounds in towing weight capacity. If you don’t envision ever needing a hitch which can handle weights which are more than usual, you should simply get a ball mount of the receiver hitch.
They put a nice little hole in here so you can stick a piece of metal or steel through there, a long piece, that way you can get some leverage and get it tightened down all the way. That's going to make it for an easier removal as well. Ours is loosely installed today so I can simply just do it by hand, simply just twist it counterclockwise until it disengages. Then you'll be able to pull it all the way out. That's going to do it for today's review of part number BDW20181. This is the Bulldog Big Dog Shackle. .
Use your Roadmaster tow bar to tow your off-road vehicle behind your motor home with these adapter brackets. They attach to the 3/4" thick shackle mounts on your bumper where the D-rings Features: Adapter brackets let you use your Roadmaster tow bar to tow your off-road vehicle with bumper-mounted D-rings Brackets attach to 3/4" thick shackle mounts on bumpers approved for flat
The hitch pin is 5/8" in diameter and so has an area of about 0.30 sq-inches. Grade 5 fasteners under 1" have a minimum proof of 85 ksi and grade 8 120 ksi. So a 5/8" grade 5 rod (or bolt with minor diameter of 0.625", so make sure to use a shouldered bolt long enough that the unthreaded part spans both receiver holes) will minimally tolerate about 25,500 lbf and grade 8 about 36,000 lbf without deformation.
The Rhino USA Shackle Hitch Receiver is one of the highest rated shackle hitches on the market today with a great reputation among consumers. Chances are if your a truck enthusiast you’ve already heard of Rhino. With an over 31,000 weight capacity you can probably bet your life on this shackle hitch. Even better when you are buying Rhino, you are support a 100% made in America product and it’s backed by 100% Guarantee. If you aren’t 100% Satisfied for any reason, they will refund your money.
Every off-road vehicle breaks down from time to time. If you don't want to have a bolted-on tow hook on your off-roader, a D-ring hitch placed in your receiver will provide the high-powered towing you need. You can keep them in all the time like a regular ball hitch receiver or simply have it available when needed. Tow your new rig to your house or the shop or simply have it on hand as part of your recovery kit. Tow straps easily work with the tow hitch shackle. Simply unscrew the bolt then place the loop of the strap and bolt back together. Hand tightening should be all that you need to do to keep the strap in place. Don't turn the shackle when towing because you could bend the metal. Keep the tow strap on the flat part of the D-ring and keep you and your vehicle safe.
Most people who are looking for a hitch will typically get one of three different types of hitches: shackle hitches, ball mount hitches, or receiver mount hitches. People who simply want to have the highest weight capacity will normally purchase a shackle hitch since they have impressive towing weight capacities. However, if you would prefer the design of a ball mount hitch or receiver mount hitch, they are all viable options which are equally as easy to use once they are installed.
With the Grip recovery strap mentioned above, it is a pretty stiff pull/ yank. With nylon, you are supposed to have a much softer yank. When you go from 0-20 and pull someone out, it tends to bounce everything around quite a bit. Then repeat this about 10 times in a day. Yeah, we have been there. The softer and easier you can get those pulls, the easier it is on everything, your back, your 4Runner, and the driver of the other truck.
I hate empty receiver hitches, but I also hate having my shin or knee taken out by a hitch. So a while back I bought a shackle hitch for my lifted and locked Jeep Cherokee from Harbor Freight. Wimpiest little thing I ever saw, it was almost embarrassing to have it mounted on my Jeep. Then, enter Rhino USA as a TT sponsor. I always at least check out the products from new sponsors here, so I went to their website to see what they had to offer. Their shackle hitch immediately caught my eye, it was massive. 16 ton capacity! I could pull a house with that thing if my Cherokee were capable of doing so. Ordered one up and when I got it I was even more impressed seeing it in person. Very nice black finish, the hitch itself looks to be bombproof, and the shackle is the heaviest duty one I have seen short of the stuff they use in the oil field. My receiver is not empty, and I'm not embarrassed either.
Third, think about whether you want one hole or two through the receiver block for the hitch pin. The advantage of two is that it lets you insert the shackle hitch with the bolt either horizontal or vertical. The difference depends on whether there's any height difference between the two vehicles. If the vehicle being rescued is down in a ditch for example, it may be helpful to insert the shackle with the bolt horizontal to get some vertical movement.
This hitch from LIBERRWAY comes in a standard shackle design which allows it to carry extra heavy loads up to 11,000 pounds. This means that everything from a medium-large trailer to a full-size automobile will be pulled by your car without breaking a sweat. If you are handy and capable of doing basic car installations like this one, you can end up saving a lot of money by getting a design like this which comes at an affordable price.
Considering a hitch pin is meant to be loaded in shear vs the bolt in tensile plus the larger minimum diameter of the pin...I'd go with the pin. The actual block depends on what brand you buy. I think my Smittybuilt is a solid chunk of (Chinese) steel that I really doubt is going to fail before something else. The shackle on the other hand, you'd be better off not getting the Smittybuilt Chinese version.
Nice Shackles as described, though not really any different than any other shackle, except it says Rhino. I paid extra to get these hoping the powder coating would keep them from rusting. First rain, not ever having been used, rust appeared in the eye hole. They should ecoat, with a zinc phosphate pretreat, then powder coat to make this a great product. Military surplus may be a better option, and paint over the CARC.