Understanding the Benefits of Using a Shackle on Your Truck

Understanding the Benefits of Using a Shackle on Your Truck

Imagine for a moment that you’re driving through some rough terrain, and your vehicle gets stuck. You try to force it back out, but nothing’s working—you’ll quickly realize you’re probably going to need a tow.

The question is, however, what’s the safest way of using your tow system to recover a stuck vehicle (or any other pulling project you might need to do?)

The correct answer is with a high-grade, solid steel towing shackle.

At Bulletproof Hitches, we’ve heard too many horror stories about the dangers of pulling without a proper shackle. If you’re trying to decide whether investing in a shackle is the right choice for your vehicle or not, we’ve got a few great points that should make the decision a little bit easier.

Pulling Without a Shackle is Dangerous

When truck owners decide they don’t want to spend the money on a quality tow shackle, they’re putting themselves and other people at risk.

If you try to wrap a chain, rope, or strap around just the ball of your hitch, you will lack the necessary security needed to keep that device in place. When you’re putting thousands of pounds of pressure on a tow strap or chain, it’s possible for that strap or chain to slip off the ball and sling shot into anyone in the area.

Situations like these can lead to serious and potentially fatal injuries.

Shackles Provide Improved Pulling Capabilities

When using a BulletProof Extreme Duty Shackle, the strap or chain you’re using will be tightly held in place with up to 36,000 lbs. of pulling capacity to ensure top-notch safety every time you use it.

Don’t run the risk of using something that can’t get a project done right.

Protect yourself and your vehicle by outfitting your tow system with a high-quality shackle that’s up to the challenge.

What Types of Shackles Are Available?

If you're looking for straight pulling power for your offroad excursions, The BulletProof Receiver Shackle is the way to go. Available with a 2", 2.5", or 3" shank, these insane Extreme Duty Shackles are made to mount directly into the receiver of your vehicle for maximum leverage and pulling power.

BulletProof Extreme Duty Receiver Shackle



If you already have one of our top-rated Bulletproof Hitches on your vehicle, you can purchase one of our industry-leading shackle attachments. These fit directly into your hitch’s channel allowing you to have your standard ball mount BulletProof Hitch™ and our Extreme Duty Shackle ready to go at the same time.

BulletProof Extreme Duty Shackle Attachment

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of shackles and which type of towing accessory set-up is best for your vehicle, call us today at 941-251-8110. You can also fill out our online form to speak with one of our customer service representatives.