Shackle Hitch Receiver
There are a number of ways Jeeps or trucks get stuck when off-roading. You may drive through a patch of mud you thought was solid but turned out to still be fairly wet. Snowstorms are able to trap Jeeps/trucks, or you may even try to drive through a small crack in the road only to get caught on something. Regardless of the reason, you need to get your vehicle out. A shackle hitch is a great investment, and while you are not going to need it all the time, you are able to rest easy knowing it is there. How to Avoid Needing a Hitch in the First Place While it is good to have a D ring receive hitch in your Jeep just in case, it is always preferable to avoid a nasty situation in the first place. You should avoid driving in unknown areas or driving over something with an uncertain depth. You also need to drive slowly when possible. However, even the most careful drivers may end up stuck in the mud at one point or another. A D ring hitch is useful, but it is also good if you always carry a first aid kit, jack and shovel in your Jeep/trucks, too.
However, a shackle hitch utilizes the receiver hitch on a vehicle. This now makes the receiver a dual purpose device. That is, the receiver can be used in a conventional way by adding a ball hitch in order to pull a trailer. In addition, a hitch designed with a shackle in place of the ball can be slid into the receiver making for a more secure rigging attachment when recovery becomes necessary.