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#1 OFFLINE   OneShotGlory

 
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Posted 14 January 2015 - 12:09 PM

I am looking to buy a 17 ton shackle for my truck.  I'm not sure how I will mount it onto my hitch receiver.  This is the one I am looking at:

http://www.uscargoco...-2-Steel-17-Ton

 

Shackle Diameter: 1-1/2"
Shackle Pin Size: 1-5/8"
Break Strength: 102 Ton
Working Load Limit: 17 Ton
Part #: SPAS1-1/2

 

Anyone know how I can make this happen?



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Posted 14 January 2015 - 12:19 PM

You might be able to pin it to a ball mount hole like this:

 

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Or drill through a ball mount like this:

 

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 12:32 PM

wild it may sound/look, save the aggravation & buy one like pictured before

 

I have one & its more than will ever be needed IMHO


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 12:41 PM

WHY??? Throw it in the bed of the truck for winter weight the most usefull it would ever be.
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Posted 14 January 2015 - 12:53 PM

There is no way to hitch mount it without reducing the capability.  You lose too much material in drilling through what would have to be solid 2 inch stock and then it is only as strong as the pin holding it to the hitch.

 

I have one (EDIT:  I think its 1.25 based on the dimensions on that site, but close enough) set in a 2 inch square stock with a cap welded to it for fun, but would use the properly mounted shackles on either side of the hitch for any real use.  Its just a looks thing or conversation starter really. 

 

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Edited by HARDTRAILZ, 14 January 2015 - 12:55 PM.
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THE EDGE, there is no honest way to explain it

 

because the only people who really know where it is

 

are the ones who have gone over...


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 01:38 PM

I'll go out on a limb here and say he's really not planning to tow/pull anything weighting 34,000 #'s with the shackle, guys.  He just wants to have it on the back of his truck. 


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 01:48 PM

Than it is pretty dang simple...Shove a piece of 2 inch square stock in and drill a hole through it for your receiver pin then drill a 1 5/8 hole through it for for your shackle. DONE!


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 07:03 AM

Yeah, I'm not planning on pulling that much weight.  I mainly just want it for looks and to pull a car or truck.  I had to pull my buddies truck to get a pole off of his tire the other day and the ball hitch just doesn't feel trustable all the time.  I might go make my own hitch like HARDTRAILZ said.  Thanks guys!



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Posted 15 January 2015 - 08:38 AM

Having a big shackle like that is no more trust-able than either set-up below.  Probably less trust-able honestly. 

 

You might be able to pin it to a ball mount hole like this:

 

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Or drill through a ball mount like this:

 

61Bp%2Ba-fp3S._SL1131_.jpg

 

A ball hitch is dangerous, but for a good while I used a set-up like this 

 

http://www.ruralking...ount-50080.html

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http://www.ruralking...ount-50080.html

 

Easy to slip a loop of a strap in and drop a pin through. No chance of coming loose. Easy to hook a shackle to the pin.  I did get one with a pin cheaper than that at a swap meet, but figured that was a good example. 


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 11:06 AM

I guess I just don't get the point of spending more money to have something just for looks vs spending less money for something functional. The bottom 2" receiver d-ring topshelfburban post is plenty strong enough and cheaper.

The easiest way to do it would be like Hardtrailz did and get some 2" square tubing (it will have to be 1/8" thick wall) blast a 1 5/8" hole through each side with torches and hand the shackle off of it, this will leave very little metal around the pin but hey it'll look cool, until you need to actually use it.


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 11:17 AM

Yeah man, save that 50 bucks and spend it on a tank of gas. Cosmetics should be last on the list.

 

You could get a Cold Air Intake, new plugs and wires, a solid tune up on the motor. 

 

Have you checked the gear oil? Tranny fluid? Transfer case? Fuel Filter? Rear & Front diff? 

 

Just friendly advice, it's way better to get the truck solid and set before you drop heavy cash on toys/ 


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 11:19 AM

1/8 inch would not be near enough. I think mine is 1/4 wall and I would not trust it for real extraction.  Likely is strong enough for what he is talking about wanting, but certainly not the optimal tool for the job.   I inherited mine from a buddy who tactically obtained it from the guberment at some point.  He made it as a joke and I just use it occasionally to plug the receiver hole. 


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 11:40 AM

Yeah, the more I'm looking at this, the less I am wanting it. The huge shackles are way to expensive. I may just get one that comes with the hitch so it doesn't hurt my wallet as much. I've also seen people just put the strap in the receiver and put the pin through the loop. Cheaper ways of doing it than what I was looking to do

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 11:41 AM

http://www.harborfre...itch-66212.html

 

$10 and done.  I have a couple I keep around and for basic stuff it is just dandy.


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 11:43 AM

http://www.harborfre...itch-66212.html

$10 and done. I have a couple I keep around and for basic stuff it is just dandy.

That's the exact one I was looking at. Harbor Freight is pretty cheap





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