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Old 08-12-2013, 12:17 AM
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that many people standing right next to that chain makes me cringe
Yeah me too and I did not see a damping pad, canvas or blanket over the chain which also makes me cringe.
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The last new truck I owned had the tow hook on the front (not a tie down). I did not snatch anyone out, I did not snatch logs up the logging road (pulled to the logging road in reverse 4wd, re-hooked in the rear and pulled them up the hill 4wd). The wife got stuck in the 4x4 SUV (7,200lbs) down at our bottoms on the farm (pulled her in reverse 400' up the hill with a log chain from the bottom tow hook). I sold the truck after 200,000 plus miles and no tranny problems.

I allowed a friend on my farm cutting firewood and he tried to ease a tree from where it was slightly lodged in another tree from the rear. His rear end lifted off the ground and snapped her in the front (limped home in 2wd and repaired it). I took him back to the tree hooked up to the Magnum 5.9 and gently eased it out in reverse 4wd. I've had no no tranny problems with reverse, 4wd, or 2wd for that matter.

This was taught to me by my father, my uncles (who are all farmers). As for snapping a log chain or tow sling hadn't happened yet (but could). But if I can see it in writing from a factory manual I shall amend my ways. If someone has an example of tranny damage using reverse to extract I'm a good listener. Thanks All

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Guys, do what ya want.....just cuz the old guys did it, don't mean it is the right way to do it.


You can look at the gear ratio as as easy as I can. The lower the better for pulling.


And yes, I have seen guys bust their ring gear pulling in reverse, and I've seen more than one trans bite the dust while pulling in reverse too.

But do what you want...I am just telling you the facts....you have to choose to follow them or not.
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I was always told to pull forward and I try to do it if possible.
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Lower 'A' frame member(s) is a good pulling point and is far enough forward so that the tow strap clears the lower front of the impaired vehicle. Never pull on a bumper. They are like tissue paper these days and will distort under load.
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Yeah me too and I did not see a damping pad, canvas or blanket over the chain which also makes me cringe
I agree..always..ALWAYS put a blanket or canvas or something heavy over the tow rope or chain to keep it from coming back at you should it slip or break.
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Guys, do what ya want.....just cuz the old guys did it, don't mean it is the right way to do it.


You can look at the gear ratio as as easy as I can. The lower the better for pulling.


And yes, I have seen guys bust their ring gear pulling in reverse, and I've seen more than one trans bite the dust while pulling in reverse too.

But do what you want...I am just telling you the facts....you have to choose to follow them or not.

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