Today we are going to show you part number SW2546 from Superwinch. This is their Receiver Shackle Bracket. And what this does is, it makes any receiver a tie-off point for any winching application or pulling application. You can use this in the front receiver or the back receiver. The only main thing you have to worry about is do not exceed the capacity of your receiver hitch itself. And this will fit all 2-inch receiver hitches. We will go ahead and show you the parts that come with the unit.
This is the unit itself, obviously. And it comes in three pieces. You have the part that goes into the hitch, the shackle itself and then the bolt for the shackle. You take it apart and you can install any type of winch strap onto that shackle, you can run a tow loop right across or through it, you can hook onto it. Anything you can just strap onto it or hook on, you can use it. All right, just to show you what it looks like in a typical receiver hitch. It slides right in. It uses any hitch pin you have. And it is ready for use. And there you have it for part number SW2546 from Superwinch.
Today we are going to talk about ball mounts: what they are for, and what they can do for you. As you can see here, we have a variety of different types. And we are going to start off with the most basic type and go all the way up to the most advanced ones with the most adjustability to them. First, we will start off with a typical ball mount. And this configuration here is for a 2-inch receiver and also is a drop version. Basically, it is going to be 4 inches. Also, some models will have a gusset on the bottom, here, to give them a little bit added strength. Some of the typical straight ones will not have this, of course. And, depending on the materials it is made of, some will have the gusset and some will not. One other thing about ball mounts is, we have to talk about rise and drop. Basically, how they measure that is from the top of the shank down to the bottom of the plate here, that is considered the drop. And the rise position is considered this way - from the top of the shank again - well, to the top of the hitch - to the top of this plate here. And that gives you your rise measurement. So, in this case, we actually have from here to here a 4-inch drop, and then from here to here we have approximately about a 2-3/4 inch rise. And those rules apply to any ball mount out there. 1:04