New Product Alert: Drop-Forged Steel Tow Strap Shackles for Towing & Recovery Applications

By Christine Halvorsen • 04.18.22

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. 

The safest way of extracting your vehicle from the mud (or a tough terrain) is using a high-quality towing shackle with a quick-release screw pin, and the best solution is our newest USCC-branded drop-forged steel shackles.  

What is a Tow Shackle?

US Cargo Control tow shackles for towing and recovery applications

Just like recovery straps, tow shackles are an essential staple to include your recovery kit. They’re basic tools you can attach to your vehicle so you can pull it safely - a much 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. They come with a quick-release screw pin and their rounded O-shape body can take loads from many directions without developing significant side load. 


Enter: USCC Branded Tow Shackles

3/4" and 7/8" tow shackles with screw pin in a 2-pack drop forged steel screw pin anchor shackles with washers, isolator, screw pin

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:

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 These Shackles from Other Towing Shackles?

Differences from USCC tow shackles from other tow 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.

USCC 3/4" tow shackles specs  USCC 7/8" tow shackles

Just like other screw pin anchor shackles, the 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?

US Cargo Control tow shackles for a recovery application

You can use the tow shackles for towing, recovery, and off-road applications, making them a good choice for vehicle recovery, off-roading, hauling, stump removal, and more. 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. 

If you need help deciding which tiedown is right for you, call us at 800-969-6543.

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

What is a Snatch Block

When you're ready to start creating your own recovery kit, head over to the USCC website or give our sales team a call at 800-969-6543.

About US Cargo Control

Founded in 2005, US Cargo Control is a trusted leader in the cargo control industry, specializing in professional rigging and lifting equipment, trucking and transportation tie downs, and moving supplies. With a superior online shopping experience, industry-experts available via phone, and a central Midwest location, USCC is dedicated to getting you what you want, when you need it. For more information, visit

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