Tow411 Posted July 16, 2018 Share Posted July 16, 2018 Topic Originally Created by mooresbp in December of 2006: Went 100 miles west to pick this truck up. Seems the previous owner was dumping the box when the cylinders let go and bent the drive shaft. Just I was getting done these dumps were going by on the way to a mine in Nevada. Talked to the driver who said they were 19' wide and these were the last two out of six they had done. They each had two escorts plus two DOT cars per truck.George Moore's BP We'll see you on down the road Gale25yrs said: Time for a medium duty truck hitch??? Blkwill said: Nice to see the chevy on the good end. nice job. Will Cain Beaumans Garage said: Nah Gale its all good as long as you short chain it. My 12 ton has the sling and my 15 ton the med bar. Id rather use the sling. Well actually I would probably fork it but that is just me. I have done tons of them with a sling and have never tore a strap. Job well done sir. Jr allCountyTowing said: can someone please explain the major differences between a medium duty tow bar and a hitch? Beaumans Garage said: Med duty tow bar and a med duty truck hitch are one in the same. Just different lingo. Med duty bar or hitch is a straigh bar just like most older Hd wreckers have just a bit smaller. Jr AllCountyTowing said: my bad on that... what i meant to say was difference between a sling a medium duty tow bar. mooresbp said: The sling has straps and the tow bar doesn't GeorgeMoore's BP We'll see you on down the road rotator60 said: As long as you "short chain" the straps and don't exceed the SWL of the chains you should be fine.....Nice job....Thanks for sharing. Scott Hedgcoth Gale25yrs said: Thank you gentlemen. I only wanted open up the discussion on sling ratings. I will be the first to admit that I used to tow like that all the time. Of course it was a 1972 F350 64" c/a with Holmes 440 and it was almost new. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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