So, I've finished installing my Warn M8000 winch (pics to come tomorrow) - but uh...there's no hook.
I've tried about every Google search I could think of and didn't find anything suggesting this to be a common issue.
So 2 questions:
1) Anyone else get shipped a winch without a hook?
2) The Basic Guide to Winching Techniques
pamphlet that came with the winch shows hooking to a tree saver with a d-ring going through the cable loop end (rather than the hook) - so I'm assuming it is safe to use the thing without a hook? At the very least to stretch the rope (the main goal this weekend - last step of the install)?
One way or another, I'll get a hook, but unfortunately, I can't find anywhere local that stocks the things (unless you count the 4000 lb rated hooks Lowes/Home Depot/Menards sells) - so I'm ordering online or getting Amazon to send me the one I thought was coming in the box.