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Good tow points.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Buckeye Chuck, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. Buckeye Chuck

    Buckeye Chuck Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    Lost my tow hooks when I got my new Western Std Poly. They looked real handy on the truck but now the're super handy, lying on the bench.
    What is a good tow point up front? I was underneath looking and I'm not real sure.
    Still no snow!
    Thanks
    Chuck
     
  2. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    ALWAYS pull on the frame and only the frame...Rob
     
  3. Ole JIM

    Ole JIM Senior Member
    Messages: 137

    Tow Points?

    CHUCK--the Best place is the Bottom of Your Front Frame Rails--DONO? what? YOU have?--for a TRUCK? or I*D Go & look at ONE!--like YOU have!--I Assume? YOU would have too Drill a Few Holes to Bolt Them ON!--Ole JIM--
     
  4. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    There should be t slots in the frame rail front and back. If you really want to do it rite go to aw direct and order a frame key set. Id rather do that then drill holes in the frame rail...Rob
     
  5. Bad Luck

    Bad Luck Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    All trucks have a slot on each side at the same location, on the frame rails themselves, that is about an inch to an inch and a half long by half an inch wide. These are what are used when your truck is flatbeded. These are known as the "t-hook" slots. Ideal for towing, winching, etc. Need more info PM me. :nod:

    I deal with these thing all night long
     
  6. Crumm

    Crumm Senior Member
    Messages: 529

    Us Ford guys really don't have a use for tow hooks. I would think Chevy would offer them as standard equipment. Like others have said there should be some slots in the frame. Get a hook that will fit in the slot.

    No :yow!: please.. The Ford Chevy thing was just a joke :waving: .
     
  7. Buckeye Chuck

    Buckeye Chuck Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    Chevy does offer them standard, we take em off because we don't need them and sell them to Ford guys. :bluebounc Ford thing is just a joke. :)
     
  8. Buckeye Chuck

    Buckeye Chuck Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    PM doesn't work for me, not sure why. I'll look for those slots but they don't sound to handy. Plus you will have to use some kind of a hook on your strap to go in a small hole on the frame. Plus it sounds like you are pulling from the side of the truck frame. Is that right, they are on the sides? On the back I have the tow package and I can get around the round horizontal tube frame to pull.
    Thanks
     
  9. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    I just use the plow push beam. I think it should hold up to any stuck that you can get into. It holds upto plowing abuse.
     
  10. gearhead

    gearhead Member
    from ind.
    Messages: 57

    chevy does have tow hooks but fords have heated tailgates to keep your hands warm! :yow!:
     
  11. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Whatever you do, do NOT use the plow bracket. We just repaired one the other night that a guy had done just that. It wook somw rewelding. It was a Western Pro. These are constructed to take force that pushes against the frame, not pull away from it at that force.
     
  12. Buckeye Chuck

    Buckeye Chuck Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    Yeah, thanks, I kind of knew that wasn't a good idea.