Re: snatch strap hook up for getting vehile unstuck
Some good tips on how to recover as safely as possible can be found here: Recovery Straps - Tow Straps - Proper Usage
. This can make sense in some situations such as a vehicle stuck in snow. For deep sand or mud or over an embankment, I would suggest a tow truck with heavy winch that can both lift and pull would be a better choice.
Some older cars actually have tow hooks, but if not you must use your own judgment. Never attach a recovery strap to a vehicles bumpers, axles, suspension, steering rods, or a trailer hitch ball. The attach points must be to a secure place on the vehicles frame. Do not place the recovery strap on another vehicle in a way that it may be cut.
The 2" receiver attachment with a shackle attached is the best solution. I understand the main concern with using a trailer hitch ball is having the strap slip off and snapping back. Not ideal, but better to remove the draw bar and loop the strap around the 5/8" receiver pin than to use the hitch ball. (With the understanding that the pin might get bent and have to be cut out.) Have also seen it suggested to carry a 5/8" hitch pin from Tractor Supply Co or any Implement dealership. These are hardened steel and will hold up better than the stock receiver pin under this kind of abuse.
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