Imagine this: you’re driving through a muddy terrain, and your vehicle gets stuck. You try to get out of the sticky situation, but you’re deep in the mud and quickly learn you’re going to need to tow your vehicle safely. In order to find the safest way of extracting your vehicle from the mud (or a tough terrain) is by using a high-quality towing shackle with a quick-release screw pin. However, the best solution is our newest USCC-branded drop-forged steel shackles.
What is a Tow Shackle?
Just like recovery straps, tow shackles are an essential staple to include in your recovery kit. These basic tools you can attach to your vehicle so you can pull it safely. To further explain, these work as better alternative to hooking tow chains or straps on the wheel axles, suspension, or bumpers.
They’re especially an important tool for attaching towing straps, winches, or other devices to extract your vehicle from point A to point B. After they're installed, tow shackles will go a long way towards preventing damage to both vehicles and get your vehicle to safety.
We highly recommend Screw Pin Anchor Shackles for towing and recovery applications. These products come with a quick-release screw pin. Plus, their rounded O-shape body can take loads from many directions without developing significant side load.
Enter: USCC Branded Tow Shackles
Whether you’re towing a vehicle or going off-roading, stock up on USCC’s Screw Pin Shackles. We offer two sizes, each offered in a 2-pack:
- 3/4” tow shackle (rated capacity of 28.5 Tons)
- 7/8” tow shackle (rated capacity of 39 Tons)
With a sleek yellow body and black details, we chose these colors to easily distinguish the shackles from other tools or when performing the towing/recovery task.
It comes in a USCC branded box with a foam insert for protection.
If you're looking for Galvanized Screw Pin Anchor Shackles or other types of shackles for lifting or rigging applications, look into our selection of Anchor, Bow, Chain, and D Shackles.
What’s Different about Drop-Forged Steel Shackles from Other Towing Shackles?
These tough and durable shackles have:
- High-quality drop-forged steel bodies to provide superior strength.
- A polyurethane isolator to clamp onto the bow of the shackle to protect the vehicle’s paint from dings and scratches.
- Four silicone washers to keep shackles snug at connection point so it’ll not bounce around.
- Easy-to-use drop forged steel screw pin to secure shackles in place.
- Safety factor of 6.1.
- Bright yellow body with black details to easily identify them.
The drop-forged steel shackle protects the tiedown from wear and tear caused by the hook. And with the screw pin mechanism, it's easy to connect and disconnect the pin.
While our shackles do tow and recover vehicles from tough situations, they’re also used as accessories to enhance the aesthetic appeal of a vehicle.
What are US Cargo Control’s Tow Shackles Used For?
You can use the tow shackles for towing, recovery, and off-road applications. This makes them a good choice for vehicle recovery, off-roading, hauling, stump removal, and more. Because of this, they're great for extracting ATVs, SUVs, UTVs, trailers, trucks, and jeeps from mud, ice, snow, or other road debris situations.
Our Recovery Shackles are perfect to match with a variety of tow and recovery straps that ranges from sizes 3/16” to 2-1/2”. Keep in mind to find the strap that fits the weight of your vehicle best. Finding out the vehicle's weight will help identify the Working Load Limit (WLL) and Break Strength (BS) of the tiedown you’ll need. A good rule of thumb is for the vehicle weight to be half the break strength of the tiedown.
Complete Your Recovery Kit
Get all the essentials together to have a successful recovery or towing job. We carry 1-Ply Recovery Straps, 2-Ply Recovery Straps, Tow Ratchet Straps, Tow Hooks, and Tree Saver Straps.
More Reads for Recovery and Towing Applications:
How to Extract a Stuck Vehicle
Auto-Recovery Straps vs Tow Straps
How to Pull a Car Out of Snow Using a Recovery Strap
A Complete Guide to Vehicle Tiedown Straps for Beginners
11 Tips to Safely Extract Stuck Tractors and Farm Equipment from Mud