Towing Chains & Hooks

Tow truck and flatbed operators depend on their chains and hooks to keep vehicles secure throughout transport. Without high-quality chains and hooks, drivers are risking damage to the vehicles they carry. Any such damage puts a driver's professional reputation and job in jeopardy. Mytee takes this seriously, which is why we carry tough, reliable towing chains and hooks operators can deploy without worry.

Our complete inventory of tow chains and hooks are manufactured to meet or exceed all industry standards and legal requirements. We carry products suitable for most major automotive brands including Ford, GM, Chrysler, and imports. If you need something we don't yet carry, then please contact us anyway. We still might be able to procure what you are after.

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40 Items

  1. G70 V-Chain Bridle w/ RTJ Cluster Hooks and Grab Hooks
  2. 5/16" G70 V-Chain Bridle w/ 15" Large J Hooks, T- Hook & J-Hook w/ Grab Hooks
  3. G70 V-Chain Bridle w/ 8" Medium J Hooks, T- Hook & J-Hook w/ Grab Hooks
  4. G70 V-Chain Bridle w/ 1/2" Slip Hook - Grab Hook at Pear Link - 3' Leg
  5. G70 5/16" V-Chain Bridle w/ 4" Mini J Hooks - Grab Hooks at Pear Link - 3ft Legs
  6. 5/16" Long Shank J Hook Tow Chain w. RTJ Cluster & Grab Hook (Available in Different Lengths)
  7. 5/16"x 6' Long Shank 8" J Hook Tow Chain w/ RTJ Cluster & Grab Hook
  8. 5/16" x 6' Grab Hook Tow Chain w/ RTJ Clusters & Grab Hook
  9. 5/16" x 6' G70 Tow Chain w/ RTJ & Grab Hook w/ Enlarged Links - Plain on One End
    As low as $24.99
  10. G80 Recovery V Chain 3/8"
  11. G80 Axle Chain w/ Omega Links, 7100 -12,000 lbs WLL
  12. Front Axle Tie Down Kit Chain with Omega Link G80 Wrecker Tow Truck
  13. 8" G70 J Hook Auto Towing
  14. 15" G70 J Hook Auto Towing
  15. RTJ Cluster Hooks
    As low as $11.49
  16. 5/16" Mini J Hook w/ Oblong Link - Grade 70, 5400 lbs WLL
    As low as $6.49
  17. Mini T-J hook with Oblong Link
    As low as $9.49
  18. 5/16" Datsun Mini J-Hook with a Link - 3,666 lbs WLL
    As low as $3.19
  19. 15" J Hook Grade 80 Load Limit 7100 lbs
    As low as $21.99
  20. Omega Link G80
  21. 3/8" Heavy Duty G80 T-Grab Hook Combo, 7100 lbs WLL
    As low as $6.99
  22. Heavy Duty Greaseable Strap Style Truck Trailer Cargo Dump Door Hinge
  23. Spring Loaded Cam Lock for Wreckers
  24. G80 Heavy-Duty Hammerlock Safety Chain Connector Coupling Link
  25. G100 Heavy-Duty Hammerlock Safety Chain Connector Coupling Link
  26. Oblong Master Link Grade 100, 4:1 Safety Factor
  27. Peerless Folding Handle QuikBinder Plus Ratchet Binder
  28. Durabilt Specialty Pro-Bind Ratchet Binders - DR Series, 1/2 Eye Grab Hook - 5/8 Slip Hook
  29. Durabilt Specialty Pro-Bind Ratchet Binders - DR Series, 3/8 Cradle Grab Hook x 2 & 1/2 Sling Hook
    As low as $97.99
  30. Durabilt Ratchet Binder w/ 3/8" Grab & 1/2" Sling Hook, & 2' G8 Chain & 1/2" Sling Hook
  31. Durabilt Truck Tight Heavy Duty G70-G120 Ratcheting Load Binders
  32. G70 Safety Chains w/ Clevis Slip Hook & Chain Retainer
  33. G80 High Grade Transport Chain w/ Grab Hooks
  34. G100 High Grade Chains w/ Grab Hooks
  35. Grade 80 Clevis Cradle Grab Hooks with Pins
  36. Weld on Anchor Hooks
  37. G100 and G120 High Grade Transport Chain w/ End Hooks
  38. pewag Heavy Duty 3/8" G120 Ratchet Chain Load Binder 10,600 Lbs WLL
  39. Tow Recovery w/G80-3/8" x 6' Chain, 15" J-Hook & Eye Cradle Grab Hook, 7100lbs WLL
  40. Mytee Ratchet Pro Binder w/ 3/8" Grab & 1/2" Sling Hook, & 2' G8 Chain & 1/2" Sling Hook, 7100 WLL
    As low as $65.99
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Towing chains and straps

If you’re towing cars with a wrecker, another term for a flatbed tow truck, you’ll want to invest in high-quality towing supplies and tools. Three key tools for wrecker drivers are tow chains, towing hooks, and tow straps.

Wreckers have an electric winch-winder at the head of the flatbed. This motorized winder spools and unspools steel wire rope or steel cables, empowering tow truck drivers and auto-haulers to load the vehicles quickly, safely, and effectively.

Steel winch cables cannot be connected directly to the vehicle you want to load. Instead, you need to connect the cable to a chain with a frame hook on the end. These intermediary chains are sometimes called chain slings.

While there are many types of towing jobs where chains and hooks are useful, we’re focused on the work of towing, loading, and hauling vehicles onto wreckers.
Other towing jobs, like overhead lifting, vehicle recovery, and trailer hitching are all important, but the straps, hooks, chains, and tools used in those towing contexts are different from the tow hooks, straps, and chains here.

Types of Towing Chains

Tow truck chains come in different grades. There is also a range of chain designs to meet your needs as an auto-hauler or wrecker driver.
When you’re looking for a tow chain you can secure to a winch, there are four essential chain designs that might meet your needs: v-chains, j-chain assemblies, v-strap assemblies, and auto-hauling chains.

1. V-chains

V-chains have a single anchor, a ring called an o-link or pear-link, which is the point where you’ll attach the chain to the cable. Then, v-chains have two chains “legs” stemming from the anchor point. Each leg has a frame hook at the end.

Having two frame hooks lets you adjust the position of the hooks on the frame of the vehicle you want to load. It also allows you to spread the tension across the frame rather than limiting it to a single, tense point.

This is especially helpful if the frame of the vehicle you want to load is a bit fragile.

Along with v-strap assemblies, v-chain assemblies are also called chain bridles.

2. RTJ-chain assemblies

Chain assemblies have a single anchor point and a single chain leg. However, there are three-to-six hooks opposite the anchor point rather than only one.

RTJ chain assemblies have at least one of each type of frame hook, whereas J-chain assemblies and T-chain assemblies have multiple J-hooks or T-hooks at the end of a single chain leg.

3. V-strap assemblies

V-strap assemblies also have a single anchor point, an o-link or pear-link, and v-strap assemblies also end with at least two hooks. However, instead of having two chain legs stemming from the anchor point, v-strap assemblies’ legs are made of heavy-duty polyester webbing.

This makes v-strap assemblies lighter and more flexible than v-chains. It also protects the car from getting inadvertently scratched or damaged by a chain, as polyester webbing is a soft material that won’t cause scratches.

4. Auto-hauling chains

Auto-hauling chains may have a single ring as an anchor point, or they may use an eye hook with a wide throat as an anchor point.

Unlike v-chains and assemblies, auto-hauling chains have only one single chain leg, often very heavy-duty. An auto-hauling chain typically ends in a single frame hook, but some do end in a cluster of hooks.

Questions & Answers

Which chain grade is best for towing?

Depending on the vehicle you’re hauling, the chain grade may differ. If you’re hauling a regular sized vehicle or truck, you should use a chain with a grade no lower than 70, while with heavy construction equipment should go no lower than 80.

Should you cross chains when towing?

You should always cross your chains when attaching chains to your vehicle. By crossing the chains, it helps the trailer while turning to reduce the amount of stress and creates a cradle if the chain gets separated from the truck.

When should you not use towing chains?

Towing chains should not be used if you know or want to make sure the chain won’t damage the vehicle while towing. For example, if the vehicle's profile runs low, it’s safer to use a towing strap to get the vehicle up on the bed.

What must a tow chain have when towing?

A tow chain should have the appropriate working load limit for the tow you want to do and should have the right end fittings that are compatible with your vehicles such as large J-hooks or T-hooks.