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Thread: What is a Good Way to Attach a Pull Line to a Trailer Hitch on a Pickup Truck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfwoody View Post
    Thanks Brian.

    When you say "Whenever I'm pulling with a machine I prefer running the line through a block attached to the base of a tree so that my pull angle is not lifting the back of the machine up off the ground."

    I know this will be a dumb question... but if the rope runs through the block at the *base* of the tree... how do you a good pull angle at the *top* of the tree?
    Not the same tree.
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    Rope pullers suggest three strand. Sometimes, getting the initial bite between braided rope and puller take more tension (pull tail while cranking).

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    Tirfor over Truck for me , between traction issues and communication , plus slop in the drive train I feel more confident w out rocking the work on the hinge.

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    It (as does everything) depends, tirfors are sloooowwww.
    Pick-ups, loaders etc give you speed of pull, that's a big plus.
    Manly trucks for manly men.



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    Slow , Yes ...

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    Slow and steady and getting the tree where you want it to be before releasing it.

    When pulling with a rope attached to my Tirfor cable hook, about as simple as it gets I use two wraps around the hook and then secure with a slip knot or two. Nothing official about it but it has always worked for me, never slipped or difficult to release. I don't see why it wouldn't work the same for a trailer hitch.
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    I use a port-a-wrap to pull with a vehicle.

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    Probably hang the porty directly on the ball or small pintle
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    Yes, and use a plastic bag over the hitch to prevent hitch grease from getting on your POW/ rope.

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