PINs have to have the lock ability in my experience, I was towing my 67 Bronco on a car trailer to a movie set 2 days in a row and on the second morning @ 5 am I stopped halfway down my street, something told me to check the connection.... sure as shit some dick bag pulled the pin from my ball mount!!! Definitely had a little less faith in humanity that morning.hmm i recently was thinking about the pin while towing up the hill from laughlin. i got mine along time ago but it was cheap made me think if i had to replace it being that its seen alot of towing miles..
Never liked those. Then add in adjustable, um ya, no. All the cool cats have chrome drops!All the big drops I have are chrome My brother had was towing a Class 8 in an enclosed trailer in Mexico with an aluminum drop and snapped it on a single lane mountain road... I was a nightmare for him, I'll never buy an aluminum hitch.
I believe grade 8 has a lower sheer strength than grade 5. The grade ratings refer to the stretch I do believe. But I'm sure there are many more people here that have FAR more knowledge on that front than me.Grade 5 will show you signs of stress. Grade 8 will just break.
You know the deal! --- Just like common sense! It's history! And Just like....I believe grade 8 has a lower sheer strength than grade 5. The grade ratings refer to the stretch I do believe. But I'm sure there are many more people here that have FAR more knowledge on that front than me.
BTW, how is this NOT common knowledge? About not attaching to a hitch or a tow ball. Specially doing snatch recoveries. None of those points are rated for shock loads, just static. LARGE difference. These are some of the first things I was taught when I got my first 4wd truck. Also, the more incline you can get from towed to pull vehicle, the more help the pull with have as the pull is also providing some lift to the stuck vehicle as well.
Yeah those in the cab with him will never be the same.Freeing a stuck vehicle by introducing slack in the rope/cable/chain and jumping on the gas to pop the vehicle free is something I've never attempted. It's so obviously dangerous I just never considered doing it.
That the man lost his life is a terrible thing. Having it occur while his family was in the truck makes it an unspeakable horror. My condolences to them.
Use the correct strap, connections, and weight on the strap and it's a non issue. But with the hood up, the stuck vehicle driver's can see shit and is more likely to get stuck again or hurt somebody in the process..Something I forgot earlier and surprised no one has mentioned it but if the strap or chain is connected to the front of the vehicle open the hood and leave it open during the pull. That way if the chain or strap breaks the hood will stop it. It will damage the hood but greatly reduce the chance of anything coming into the cab...
RIP to the driver, looks like he was a family man.
The most surprising thing to me is the ball mount is hollow, I have a 12", 10" & 8" drop from lifted trucks in the past and ALL 3 are solid. Even my Motorhome Standard drop ball mount is solid.... heavy as fuck and not the "cool aluminum" drop but doubt this would ever happen.
It’s only going to be as strong as your hitch pin. No reason for them to be solid.
Use the correct techniques and products and that isn't an issue. I've seen and done many vehicles recoveries. Even seen many professionals do so (never have had to hire someone to do so). Never once has any of them popped the hood.or get killed when something fails.
Absolutely new info/lessons gets passed around. I was more concerned about the normal lynchmob posts that come along with this kind of thread.You’re right but I guarantee plenty of useful information will be shared that not everyone knows and may just save the next victim
great tip, thank youSomething I forgot earlier and surprised no one has mentioned it but if the strap or chain is connected to the front of the vehicle open the hood and leave it open during the pull. That way if the chain or strap breaks the hood will stop it. It will damage the hood but greatly reduce the chance of anything coming into the cab...
I wasn’t necessarily saying buy that brand. But to use a rope that stretches.
Why do people bury axle deep before getting a pull?
If the stuck vehicle is just able to at least spin the tires a bit, it breaks the majority of the surface tension and eliminates most suction of the mud.This is sad and I already expressed my condolences on the other platform.
For the love of God ramp the mud away from the tires first. That thing was axle deep, the leverage against the tug was immense.
In all my years of off-roading, jeep club meetings and events, tons of trail time the number one NEEDED item to carry is a shovel.Why do people bury axle deep before getting a pull?
I have a 2 wd Ram and I still carry a shovel.In all my years of off-roading, jeep club meetings and events, tons of trail time the number one NEEDED item to carry is a shovel.
Common sense is also in short supply but costing a life is completely avoidable. For some you can just look at the situation and feel the heat and others have to experience the improper way to burn it in memory.