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    Default jdobyns : What tow bar do I need?

    What tow bar do I need?
    Post by jdobyns on Oct 8, 2006, 2:05pm

    for a 1967 M715? Does anyone know where to get one?

    Thanks,

    J.R.

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    Re: What tow bar do I need?
    Post by brute4c on Oct 8, 2006, 2:56pm

    You need:

    medium towbar, military type, rated 39000 lbs off road and 49000 on...check ebay

    towbar adapters, large... saturnsurplus.com oshkoshequipment.com ebay

    M715 front shackle mounts for towbar...hard to find...ebay maybe...

    Heres the towbar adapters from Saturn Surplus:



    The piece that goes onto the M715 front shackle and hooks to the towbar adapter looks like a big metal Y...there are 2 on the right edge of this pic:




    Here is a pic of the towbar with a different towbar adapter on the towbar and the shackle mounts for the M715 stacked on the side:



    The pin on the wide end of the shackle mount hooks through the front bumper to the frame. The small end pin hooks the shackle mount piece to the towbar adapter. The middle pin is where you can pin the big U shaped towing shackle that you take off when you put the shackle mount piece on the frame.

    Let me know if you need more.

    You will also need the pins to put it all together and the small locking pins for the big pins...

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    Default jdobyns :

    Re: What tow bar do I need?
    Post by jdobyns on Oct 8, 2006, 6:18pm

    Thank you very much for all the information. I will look into getting this for my M715.

    Thanks,

    J.R.

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    Re: What tow bar do I need?
    Post by robertcowan on Oct 9, 2006, 11:38pm

    JUST MAKE ONE. THE STOCK ONE IS SO HEAVY IT TAKES AT LEAST 2 STOUT GUYS TO MOUNT IT.......

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    Re: What tow bar do I need?
    Post by oilcan on Oct 10, 2006, 1:06am

    Just make sure the front bumper is in place while you're tugging that truck around. It seems to put a lot of pressure on the frame horns and bends them up without the bumper there to support things.

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    Re: What tow bar do I need?
    Post by brute4c on Oct 10, 2006, 1:35pm

    I hooked my towbar up by myself...but it is heavy...the main part, not counting the adapters...just the big legs of the bar from the lunette eye to where the towbar adapters mount is about 150-160 pounds...

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