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Curt Tow Strap Loop for 2-1/2" Hitches - 13,000 lbs

Curt Tow Strap Loop for 2-1/2" Hitches - 13,000 lbs

Item # C45831
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Use this heavy-duty, hitch-mounted shackle as an attachment point for strap, cable, or rope. Powder coated steel resists rust. Hitch pin and clip sold separately. Great Prices for the best tow shackles from CURT. Curt Tow Strap Loop for 2-1/2" Hitches - 13,000 lbs part number C45831 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Tow Shackles - C45831

  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Shackle with Shank
  • 13000 lbs
  • Hitch Mount
  • CURT
  • Solid Shank
  • Black

Use this heavy-duty, hitch-mounted shackle as an attachment point for strap, cable, or rope. Powder coated steel resists rust. Hitch pin and clip sold separately.


  • Tow ring lets you attach recovery strap, cable, or rope (sold separately) to be used in agricultural, industrial, or recreational applications
  • Hitch-mounted design ensures quick, simple installation and removal
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Durable, carbide black powder coat finish
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately


  • Application: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 13,000 lbs
  • 1-Year limited warranty

45831 Curt D-Ring Shackle Mount for 2-1/2" Hitches - 13,000 lbs

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Video Transcript for Curt Tow Strap Loop Review

What's up everybody It's AJ with Today we're gonna be checking out this CURT Recovery Loop. So it goes into your hitch, fits a 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch hitch. You're gonna be able to use this to pull somebody out of trouble. Let's check it out. Now how it works is you're going to undo the pin, just threads in by hand.

You don't have to put it that tight. You're gonna move that and the shackle comes down. So then we'll take our tow strap or if you're using our rope or whatever you're using, you run it through the shackle. Put this back up into place and now make sure when you put the pin back in the threaded part goes to the threaded part so that it actually attaches. And again, you don't have to tighten it down with tools or anything.

Hand tight is just fine. When you get it tighten up enough by hand, I would back it off a 1/4 turn, that way just in case when you are pulling with it it doesn't overtighten so you can't get back off. Now there's a few different ways you can actually use this recovery loop. So right now, this is gonna be good for if the vehicle's directly behind you. You wanna pull it like this with the strap attached to the other car.

Now you can actually pull the pin and clip and flip this around so you can pull it at an angle. So if the vehicle isn't right behind you, you can use it this way to help pull the other person out of mud. So it'd be pulling like this now. Another thing I really like about this recovery loop is how heavy duty it is. It is solid steel with a black powder coat finish on there and it feels heavy.

I've worked with some other ones that are a little smaller for the two inch and they're gonna work when you need them but this one's just so solid that I'm not worried about when I hook up to something to pull it. Another thing I wanted to point out is that the holes are at different lengths here on the shank. So if you need more clearance for an aftermarket bumper, you can do that. So in this one, it's gonna be at the most inward as you can get. And if you use it this way, it's gonna stick out just a little bit more than giving you more clearance. The shackle itself is gonna have a 3/4 inch diameter on the inside and the whole thing's gonna have a weight rating of 13,000 pounds. So just keep that in mind on what you're trying to pull. It does not come with its hitch pins. You'll have to get one separately. And if you're gonna do that after investing in this, I would suggest getting a locking hitch pin. There's several on our website that you can get. Gonna fit in here, that way you can lock it up when you're not around. Overall, I think it's gonna be a nice thing to have. I like how heavy duty is. Like I said, I can trust that when I hook up to this to pull somebody out or have somebody pull me out, it's not gonna be a problem. I'd much rather use this and hook it up to the frame here, then the bottom of the truck and damage something when going to do that. Well, I think that does it. Thanks you're hanging out. Hope it's helped.

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Curt Tow Strap Loop for 2-1/2" Hitches - 13,000 lbs - C45831

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)

Use this heavy-duty, hitch-mounted shackle as an attachment point for strap, cable, or rope. Powder coated steel resists rust. Hitch pin and clip sold separately.


Excellent little tidbit to add to the new truck for pulling the random Prius out of the snow. After upgrading the truck, it was nice to be able to find some recovery gear for the 2.5" receiver. The nice thing about this piece is that it is drilled for installation with the clevis pin horizontal or vertical. This prevents side loading of the clevis pin when pulling loads that are not directly behind the truck.


etrailer was awesome in getting my D-ring receiver hitch to me in short time ordered it twice from another company and both times it got canceled thanks etrailer this is my third order from etrailer great company awesome support.


After 18 years finally time for a new truck and a 2019 Chevy 2500 was it , the newer trucks come with a trailer receiver hitch that accepts wider tow bars . I always like having a towbar with a ring in case I have to pull someone out during the winter . The E trailer C45831 towbar with ring looks great fits great and I am sure it will do the job if I need it this winter.


I like that this shackle can be mounted horizontal or vertical. The working load of 13,000 lbs is pretty common for a shackle this size. Don’t be misled by more expensive brands that post max load instead of working load.



Heavy duty for sure. Very nice quality.


well made. Having a dedicated shackle well worth it.


Wow, larger than pictured, solid steel, very heavy.



great, it will out live me!


Fit perfectly. Installed in minutes. Seems like a high quality product at an affordable price. No complaints whatsoever and the customer service was top shelf!




Fast delivery. Accurate order. Good pri ce.



This item is heavy duty!!




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