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Shackle Mounting Bracket Backing Plate

Expeditionware Backing Plate For Shackle Mounting Bracket (EW10) $15

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Securely anchor your Shackle Mounting Bracket with the Expeditionware Backing Plate. The Backing Plate is 1/4" thick and matches the Shackle Mounting Bracket in hole pattern and flange dimensions. Mounting bolts are not included with the Backing Plate and must be purchased separately by the user. (Shown with Shackle Mounting Bracket, which is sold separately.)

Dixon-Bate 5.0-Ton Tow Jaw Backing Plate

Expeditionware Backing Plate For Dixon-Bate 5.0-Ton Tow Jaw (EW12) $20

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Securely anchor your Dixon-Bate 5.0-Ton Tow Jaw with the Expeditionware Backing Plate. The Backing Plate is 3/8" thick and matches the Dixon-Bate 5.0-Ton Tow Jaw and the rear cross member of the Land Rover Defender in hole pattern and flange dimensions. Mounting bolts are not included with the Backing Plate and must be purchased separately by the user. (Shown with Dixon-Bate 5.0-Ton Tow Jaw, which is sold separately.)

Curt Manufacturing Safety Hook

Expeditionware Backing Plate For Curt Manufacturing Safety Tow Hook (EW13) $5

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Securely anchor your Curt Manufacturing Safety Tow Hook with the Expeditionware Backing Plate. The Backing Plate is 1/4" thick and matches the Safety Tow Hook's hole pattern and dimensions. (Shown with Curt Manufacturing Safety Tow Hook, which is sold separately.)

 

Shackle Mounting Bracket

By now, many people are familiar with the Shackle Mounting Bracket. The Shackle Mounting Bracket is a very handsome and strong recovery point.

Custom Winch Bumper

Axel Haakonsen's Discovery is an example of a very well set up vehicle. The front bumper is a hybrid design that uses a custom blade combined with the brushguard from Axel's old ARB Winch Bar. The winch is a Warn M12000. The lights are Hella 4000 Euro Beams. Two Shackle Mounting Brackets are bolted securely to the winch tray.

Shackle Mounting Bracket Backing Plate

Our Backing Plate is 1/4" thick steel and powdercoated satin black for corrosion resistance.

Shackle Mounting Bracket Backing Plate

The Backing Plate matches the dimensions of the Shackle Mounting Bracket.

Shackle Mounting Bracket Backing Plate

While a larger backing plate would be preferable, we designed the Backing Plate to match the dimensions of the Shackle Mounting Bracket so that the Backing Plate would fit all installations. If the Shackle Mounting Bracket will fit, then so too will the Backing Plate.

Shackle Mounting Bracket Backing Plate

The four holes in the Backing Plate are very slightly larger than the holes in the Shackle Mounting Bracket. If a bolt fits through the Shackle Mounting Bracket, then it will fit through the Backing Plate.

ARB 3/4" Bow Shackle

A very nice accessory for the Shackle Mounting Bracket is the ARB 3/4" Bow Shackle. This shackle has a working load limit of 4.75 tons, and a breaking load limit several times higher than that.

ARB 3/4" Bow Shackle and SMB

The ARB 3/4" Bow Shackle fits the Shackle Mounting Bracket perfectly.

SMB in action

With the Shackle Mounting Brackets, ARB 3/4" Bow Shackles, solid recovery straps, and the Backing Plates, you can recover your stuck vehicle with confidence.

Dixon-Bate 5.0-TonTow Jaw

The Dixon-Bate 5.0-Ton Tow Jaw is another very popular rear recovery point for Land Rover Defender owners, as the four mounting holes in the Tow Jaw exactly fit the four holes in the Defender's rear cross-member. No drilling of the vehicle is required to mount a 5.0-Ton Tow Jaw on a Defender.

Backing Plate for the 5.0-Ton Tow Jaw

Unlike the other Backing Plates, the Backing Plate for the 5.0-Ton Tow Jaw is 3/8" thick steel. However, the Backing Plate for the 5.0-Ton Tow Jaw is also powdercoated satin black for corrosion resistance.

Backing Plate for the 5.0-Ton Tow Jaw

The Backing Plate's hole pattern exactly matches the hole pattern in both the 5.0-Ton Dixon-Bate Tow Jaw and the standard hole pattern in the rear cross-members of Land Rover Defenders.

Backing Plate for the 5.0-Ton Tow Jaw

This Backing Plate also exactly matches the flange dimensions of the 5.0-Ton Tow Jaw. As with the other two Backing Plate designs, the holes for the mounting bolts on the Backing Plate are slightly larger than the holes in the 5.0-Ton Tow Jaw. If the mounting bolts fit through the 5.0-Ton Tow Jaw, the same bolts will fit through the Backing Plate.

Curt Manufacturing Safety Hook

A very nice recovery point for confined spaces is the Curt Manufacturing Safety Tow Hook. This Safety Tow Hooks has been mounted to the side of the TJM T15 Winch Tray on a Discovery Series II. The Safety Tow hook features a 10,000 lb. loading rating and a spring steel safety clasp to prevent tow straps from inadvertently slipping off the hook during use.

Curt Manufacturing Safety Hook

The Safety Tow Hook comes with mounting hardware but does not come with a backing plate. We recommend that all recovery points be fitted with backing plates for maximum safety.

Curt Manufacturing Safety Hook Backing Plate

The Expeditionware Backing Plate for the Safety Tow Hook is 1/4" thick steel and powdercoated satin black for corrosion resistance.

Curt Manufacturing Safety Hook Backing Plate

We recommend fitting your Safety Tow Hook with a backing plate for maximum safety.

Curt Manufacturing Safety Hook Backing Plate

The bolt pattern is identical to that of the Safety Tow Hook.

Curt Manufacturing Safety Hook Backing Plate

The backing plate is also sized appropriately for the Safety Tow Hook's ability to be mounted into confined spaces.