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Old June 4th, 2007, 04:02 PM   #1
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Default disuccsion on non-centered recovery points

how many people use both of their hooks at the same time?

I use two short slings or a second strap run through the loop of strap hooked to the recovery vehicle. i do this when i am pulling my 16,000lb vehicle out. When i am pulling out a 6-8k vehicle i only use one bumper shackle cause i don't think the weight of the other truck is going to affect my truck.

i wonder how the manufacturer designed these hooks/points to be used? one at a time or both? a military recovery TM shows using a chain or a wire sling http://www.steelsoldiers.com/index.php?module=pagesetter&type=file&func=get&tid =1&fid=file&pid=63

I would like to note that using chain in recovery is OK if used properly. Most people don't know how to use it correctly.

Has anyone ever gotten any frame shimmy from pulling on one side?

I think that hooks from a stock truck should never be used on anything but a stock truck. That is what they are designed for. the weight and mire (stuck) factor of a stock truck vs a mod truck is a lot different.

thoughts or opinions on this?
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