Keep It Simple Stupid! What could be used, not used, or replaced to simplify this rigging? Often times, we over complicate our rigging. Think simple...less components used equals less components that could fail. Reduce your factors! Example: I used a bridal rigging to equalize load and achieve mechanical advantage via pulley block. What could be altered to simplify this set up?
Ductility: the measure of deformation prior to failure. Notice, the “unnamed” hook failed at 19k pounds with minimal deformation. The Crosby hook held 23k pounds before deformity; it continued to hold the load until it slipped off the hook. This gives the user a better opportunity to catch the overloaded hook prior to failure and prevent complete destruction. Geek stuff!!
The most ideal and usually the only recovery point on the rear of a vehicle is the receiver hitch. The Hitchlink from Factor 55 is a safe and proper solution to utilizing your vehicle's hitch as a recovery and/or anchor point. With that said, it is crucial to know the rating of your hitch and the hitch pin itself.
If you plan on recovering/anchoring more than 9500 pounds, I would recommend using the Hitchlink 2.5. I chose the 2.0 because it is more versatile and fits most r