Buying Rated Capacity Screw Pin Shackles for KW/Pete Clevis?

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  1. CentralIN21

    CentralIN21 New Member

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    Running KW Day Cabs on grain hopper bottoms. On the Farm. Trucks get stuck in fields or county road ditches. Truck has factory tow bar to stick into (2) factory holes in front bumper which lead to holes in frame rails. This factory piece has 1" diameter hole and has a width of 1 3/4'' . No standard screw pin shackles have those dimensions nor are even remotely close to rated capacity to pull out 80K lbs. Any help appreciated on where to look to buy such specialized and rated screw pin shackles.
     
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    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    The Kenworth tow hooks should be more than strong enough to attach tow chain or cable to.
     
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    CentralIN21 New Member

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    There are no tow hooks. When I say factory receiver its is basically 3 pieces of 1/2'' flat steel welded together. One end has an 1'' hole for the pin going thru the frame rail end and the opposite end has another 1 1/8'' hole for attaching a shackle of some kind to your chain or recovery strap.
     
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    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    That's them!

    You'll pull the frame rails outta the truck before you break those babies.

    I know that Mark Pigott really doesn't like to see them on his trucks. Something about them being "The World's Best" or something, and they shoud never, ever need to be towed.
     

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