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No Tow Hooks with New Fisher MM2

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Nozzleman, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    I just picked up my 2010 Ram 2500 after having a new Fisher 8' HD installed. I was bummed to see my tow hooks removed. The dealer said they would not work with the plow mounting brackets.

    I put the hooks back on the truck without the support brackets that go to the frame. I guess the tow hooks are just cosmetic now.

    Any issue with using shackles into the push plates if I need to get or give a tug?
     
  2. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,181

    I see guys all the time trying to pull from the front, I'm not saying it can't be done 85% of the time but you'll get better traction an it's easier on your trans to pull from the back. Never used a tow hook on any of my trucks.
     
  3. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    I agree with pulling from the rear. I have a nice shackle mount that fits into my receiver hitch to use when pulling from the rear. My fear is I will be stuck someday and the only way to pull the truck will be from the front.
     
  4. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Theres some guys here that, in the summer, put D-rings in their pushplates.
     
  5. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Thanks. I wouldn't leave the shackles hanging there but it would work if needed,
     
  6. V_Scapes

    V_Scapes Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    Any pics of the new rig?
     
  7. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    I'll post some pic's in the picture forum within a week or so. The plow is not at my house right now so I can't photograph it.
     
  8. V_Scapes

    V_Scapes Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    With any luck youll get to put it to good use next wednesday!
     
  9. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    I hope we get 12" but as of now it's looking like rain or snow showers at best. Oh well, I'll fluid film the plow, throw a lock on it, and she'll look brand new for next year.
     
  10. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    We're on the map now. Its in the thread for SNE
     
  11. woodchuck2

    woodchuck2 Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    I use the plow mounts all the time for pulling, i just use a shackle and you want to pull straight if possible or you can bend the mount. If the mount gets bent you can just tap it back in place with a sledge hammer. Mine get used the most when pulling on a tree with a snatch block, using the front i can more easily see the cutter and what the tree is doing.
     
  12. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,346

    Here is what I made for the off season. It ties the mounts together and allows a ball or hooks in the receiver. I made a thread somewhere here showing the complete build.

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