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Old 08-27-2011, 09:57 PM
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Just used my truck to pull out three 25 year old bushes in from of some rental property. 4WD low, very little spin and the truck never revved over 2000 RPM. Took several tugs but eventually I won. Very tough to pull out. Bent my receiver hitch that the chain was around even. I had a 2004 F150 that would rev until the damn thing would lose traction and start hopping around spinning. Is the Ram 1500 trucks governed some how in 4WD low?
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Just used my truck to pull out three 25 year old bushes in from of some rental property. 4WD low, very little spin and the truck never revved over 2000 RPM. Took several tugs but eventually I won. Very tough to pull out. Bent my receiver hitch that the chain was around even. I had a 2004 F150 that would rev until the damn thing would lose traction and start hopping around spinning. Is the Ram 1500 trucks governed some how in 4WD low?
Im pretty sure they are limited in true 4Low.

Im glad to hear the Ram upstaged the dumb old Ford
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Yes, they have a RPM limiter in 4LO
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Send a pic of the Hitch. That must have been some pretty stout bushes..

Glad the HEMI outshined..
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I love doing stuff like that with my trucks. I pulled out an old bush in front of our house once too. It's a great feeling.
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Here's the hitch. I had a chain doubled around the bottom so the force was up into the ball nut. You can see the chain marks digging into the metal. I've never had one bend like this before.
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I used a tow strap and attached it to the front tow hooks to pull my bushes out.
I think if I was going to do much more pulling like that I'd get a tow hook hitch for the receiver.
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Damn! Ive never seen a hitch look like that after pulling on anything but trees/walls lol
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Here's the hitch. I had a chain doubled around the bottom so the force was up into the ball nut. You can see the chain marks digging into the metal. I've never had one bend like this before.
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good to know what the 4 lo is capable of
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Maybe the hitch was made by Ford? LOL
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