You are set for an off-road adventure, but it's been raining for several days. Would you let that stop you from enjoying everything the great outdoors have to offer? If you and your friends are kind of unstoppable, make sure you have a reliable recovery shackle with you. This will be very useful when your off-road warrior got stuck in mud or puddle and could use some pulling. Such hardcore rescue mission shouldn't be aborted by an unreliable shackle that easily breaks down even if the weight of the car being towed is within the shackle's rated load limit. Allow us to help you make an informed decision on your next recovery shackle purchase. We've tried the ARB recovery shackle--the D-shackle-- and here's what we can say about it:
- Rust-resistant, galvanized finish
- Heavy-duty bow shackle
- Red clevis pin
- Rated work load limit of 4.75 metric tons
- Since we already have ARB recovery tools, we find this shackle really practical. Besides being compatible with the rest of our recovery equipment, we can say that this ARB product really does its job pretty well without causing us any headache.
- Another thing that we love about this shackle is its D-shape, which allows us to easily attach a snatch strap to our tow loops without tying or looping it. No loop or tie means hassle-free removal of the strap afterwards. We also think that tying the strap tightly and then stretching it while pulling may also damage its thread and material in the long run.
- So far, there isn't any negative thing we can say about this product as we haven't tried using it with recovery tools from other brands. It could be beneficial for us since we already have other ARB vehicle recovery equipment but may not be that practical for others who don't have such.
For people like us who frequent the road less travelled, this is one heck of an investment. It has saved us one time when we got stuck in the snow and our friend's off-road vehicle for several times now when one of its tires got trapped in deep mud. Because of that, we can say that with this shackle, pulling a vehicle off an obstacle has never been easier.