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Plow mount as recovery point?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by dRam2500CT, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. dRam2500CT

    dRam2500CT Member
    from USA
    Messages: 45

    I know it is not recommended and I think it actually says straight up in the Western manual not to use the plow mounts as a recovery location, but could they be safely used in case of emergency?

    Don't get me wrong, I don't do any off roading or anything, but in winter months if I got in a hairy situation could I be slowed pulled by a strap hooked to either the plow or the plow mounts?

    Rear would be my first attempt if a recovery is needed as I have a hitch back there, but I am just asking about the front as a just-in-case scenario.
  2. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    they way i see it is steel is steel, bolts are bolts, and welds are welds...it don't matter if you push or pull on them...for emergencies i dont think it would hurt
  3. dRam2500CT

    dRam2500CT Member
    from USA
    Messages: 45

    Ya, thats what I was thinking, thakns for the reply...everyone else has left for the summer.