Load on rear tow loop on patrol

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 13:06
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Hi All
How much load will one of these loops hold that are on the rear step of a patrol.
Can you snatch or be snatched safely using this? or is the person being snatched going to have it coming at them.
I know it is good to use your hitch and pin but i thought i would enquire anyway
Cheers Tim
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Reply By: gonebush - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 13:15

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 13:15
I don't know how much they (don't) hold and don't want to find out. The loop is for towing not snatching.

Use properly rated recovery points for snatching.

Larry
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Reply By: Member - Kim (mr) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 13:31

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 13:31
If you are talking about the point that is above the tow bar up on the step, that is a recovery point and is fine for snatching from.
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 14:01

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 14:01
Hi
The steel loop above the rear bumper is for light use only the owners book give it a 500Kg loading only.
Take it off before it gets used for the wrong job.
Ray
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Reply By: Billy - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 14:19

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 14:19
I happen to have the manual handy (2002 GU wagon)...This loop is clearly pointed at in an illustration and described as a "tow hook". Further "Use the towing hooks only to free a vehicle stuck in sand, snow, mud etc. Never tow vehicle long distances using only tow hooks". "The towing hook is under tremendous force when used to free a stuck vehicle. Always pull the cable straight out from the front or rear of vehicle. Never pull on the hook at a sideways angle".

Looks pretty clear to me.

Regds

Bill
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Reply By: Bluegeorge - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 21:37

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 21:37
Yep, got me a new windscreen snatching with one of them, after reading the manual of course... Nissan was actually very helpful in covering my out of pocket expenses. I'll never trust one again.
Blue
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