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The other day i got my atv stuck and had to get someone elses truck to pull it out, i would of done it with mine but I dont have a Hitch, so what could I hook a tow rope to , to pull it out? Also How much can you pull with The Tow Hooks in the front
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The other day i got my atv stuck and had to get someone elses truck to pull it out, i would of done it with mine but I dont have a Hitch, so what could I hook a tow rope to , to pull it out? Also How much can you pull with The Tow Hooks in the front
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First I wouldn't try to pull much with the hooks up front, those are much better for getting your truck out with...
Without a hitch, you don't have much choice were to "tie off"....you can try the rear bumper, which would be fine for an ATV, but I wouldn't use it to pull out a truck...
See, this is why I've moaned so many times to guys to get the tow package...
 

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yeah I just need to pull a Honda 450 r out when it always seems to get stuck, so I couldnt put a rope from the tow hooks to the atv to pull it out?
 

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ldizzle_sks said:
yeah I just need to pull a Honda 450 r out when it always seems to get stuck, so I couldnt put a rope from the tow hooks to the atv to pull it out?
You could, but everything's relative. How stuck is the ATV? How do you know until you start pulling? At what point do you decide it's too much? When will you shred the tranny pulling in reverse? It's all a judgement call, and the only way you'll know you've made the wrong choice is by doing it and breaking the truck. I wouldn't risk it. Get a hitch on the back, even if you don't go all out for the relays and all that.
 

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You could, but everything's relative. How stuck is the ATV? How do you know until you start pulling? At what point do you decide it's too much? When will you shred the tranny pulling in reverse? It's all a judgement call, and the only way you'll know you've made the wrong choice is by doing it and breaking the truck. I wouldn't risk it. Get a hitch on the back, even if you don't go all out for the relays and all that.
good advice , I have been putting it off to go get one but I think I will next week
 

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If all you're talking about pulling out is a ATV, then the front hooks will be fine.
It's not recomended to pull vehs out in reverse, but the ATV just couldn't be that stuck to be a problem...
 

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thats what i was thinking , I mean it weighs under 400 , when I had it stuck the other weekend it was mud about half of the tires were under. That damn tricky looking grey mud that looks hard but then ride over it and sink
 

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thats what i was thinking , I mean it weighs under 400 , when I had it stuck the other weekend it was mud about half of the tires were under. That damn tricky looking grey mud that looks hard but then ride over it and sink
That's what I figured...The whole issue with the front hooks is not to snatch your buddys truck out of the mud in reverse, the front and rear gears are weaker turning backwards...Some guys(or maybe it was just one...) here have claimed to split open the front diff pulling hard in reverse.
 

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well I have no front diff, 2wd so I dont know if thats to pull in reverse with only two drive wheels
 

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well I have no front diff, 2wd so I dont know if thats to pull in reverse with only two drive wheels
As do I...
The rear end is much stronger then the front one in a 4wd...I think the case is aluminum for the 4wd.
 

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You must have put the hooks on yourself if its a 2wd because as far as I know the 2wd dont have them. But you could easily pull it with the front hooks on a 2wd. But remember you will loose tracking pulling in rev. the back of the truck will raise and the front will squat, If you pull from the back the rear will squat giving you more traction. Those hooks on a 4wd in front are made to pull you out, not pulling other vehicles out. There have been a number of cases that people have trashed the front transfer casing and gears trying to pull with the hooks. If you have a 2wd and dont want a hitch, then consider a 12 volt winch in the front that will hook to the hooks. that way you dont get stuck trying to unstick others by spinning your tires.
 

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another option is that your rear bumper is a class 3 rated bumper rated at 5000 lbs. you could always get a ball and bolt it to the bumper and use that to pull out your ATV with no problems and that would only cost you like 10-20 bucks.
 

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cneary812 said:
another option is that your rear bumper is a class 3 rated bumper rated at 5000 lbs. you could always get a ball and bolt it to the bumper and use that to pull out your ATV with no problems and that would only cost you like 10-20 bucks.
lol i never thought of that and that sounds good for now until the hitch, and yes i put the tow hooks on,
 
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