Shackle hitches are used together with either a recovery strap, tow strap or snap strap or a winch cable. Its job is to provide a solid connection point so you can rescue a stuck vehicle. That could be one that's bogged down in mud, trapped in a ditch or perhaps stuck on a rock. With a winch and snatch block, (a type of pulley,) you can even do a self-recovery, pulling yourself free.
This hitch also comes with a hitch pin, shackle, and shackle cover, meaning that you will have everything necessary to break out your tools and install the hitch yourself. Additionally, you can take this part to any mechanic and they will easily be able to install it for you. Although a hitch like this is great since it allows you to shackle either horizontally or vertically at a considerably high towing weight capacity, it is also a tad noisier than ball mount hitches.
I honestly didn’t have too high of expectations when purchasing this product as the cost was a lot easier on the wallet than local farm supply stores. That being said, this thing has a beautiful fit and finish. The ability to have the shackle mounted sideways, keeps from damaging your rope from pinch points. This thing is a solid chunk of steel. I’m not entirely sure that it is possible to damage this hitch on a full size truck. The hitch pin or shackle will fail way before the receiver will. Make sure you use this thing as it is intended because if you manage to rip this off, it is going to take armor plating to stop this thing in a projectile state. It is SOLID! Also, buy a locking hitch pin. Someone would definitely steal this if they have the chance.
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A Class 1 or Class 2 receiver has a 1-1/4” opening and is typically only used on cars for towing small trailers or supporting a bike rack. Class 3 and Class 4 receivers have a 2” opening. You'll find these on larger SUV's (the body-on-frame type, not crossovers,) and pickup trucks. A Class 3 receiver can handle up to 6,000 lbs (depending on design,) while a Class 4 can go up to 10,000 lbs. (Again, that's design-dependent.)
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.
Quickly and easily convert your B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch to a sturdy 5th-wheel trailer hitch. Wide-stance base offers fore/aft and height adjustments to fit your application. Dual-jaw hitch removes without a trace for full bed access. The cam-action handle is held in the closed position with the included pin and clip. For extra security, you can replace the pin with a sturdy padlock. The shackle on the lock you choose should have a diameter
These might be the best off-road recovery straps you can buy. ARB makes some of the best products on the 4×4 market, including the well-known ARB Deflator and Inflator along with a handful of other products. If you are looking for the best product out there, hands down this is going to be your best option. Because the ARB is made of 100% nylon means it has the most elasticity of these other brands.
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.
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.
This hitch-mounted cargo carrier comes with a lockable lid and weather-resistant cargo bag. It folds flat and tilts up against your vehicle when not in use. The walls offer vertical load support, for easy storage and access to the rear of your vehicle Lockable lid minimizes the need for cargo nets or tie-downs Deters theft when used with a padlock (sold separately) with a 3/8" diameter shackle
There are plenty of great parts to choose from when you buy from 4wheelparts.com. You find recovery hitches from a wide range of brands, including Warn, Rugged Ridge and Factor 55. To get a sense of which hitches work best for your Jeep, you simply need to input the pertinent information into 4 Wheel Parts.com's search bar to automatically see the results.
Once the products arrived, the quality spoke for itself. WOW! The tow strap is just plain sexy (if you can say that about a tow strap). It is very well made and is unlike any other tow strap I have seen. The shackles appear to be incredibly durable. I will update this review once I have spent more time putting these products to test on the trails. I also LOVE that they attach their logo and the American Flag to the tow strap.