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BOLT locking secures new recovery hook

System keeps off-road hook securely on your vehicle


BOLT takes its name from its “Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology,” a system that uses a vehicle’s ignition key to lock and unlock various other devices. The Milwaukee-based company makes a variety of products for Jeeps and has just introduced its latest, the BOLT swivel Locking Recovery Hook.

“Manufactured from aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum, the new BOLT Locking Recovery Hook has a 10,000 lb. capacity and is designed to be 99-percent faster than other ¾-inch shackle type hooks due to the product’s unique latching mechanism,” according to the company’s news release. 

BOLT Locking Recovery Hook | BOLT photo

“The top portion does not need to be unscrewed in order to loop the tow strap; the tow strap simply slides easily into place over the hook.  It fits standard 7/8” bumper tabs, winches and recovery straps.”

The company adds that the lock cylinder is located on the hook, preventing the pin used to attach the hook to the vehicle from moving freely when locked. 

The new hook weighs 3.5 pounds and is priced at $259.99. 

Off-road enthusiasts finding the need to winch themselves or their friends from precarious predicaments will appreciate the convenient security of our lock technology that uses just one key, the vehicle’s ignition key, to secure our hook to the bumper,” Jason Buckles, BOLT sales manager, is quoted in the news release. 

 “We are excited to partner with Monster Hooks Inc. to bring this product to market.  Monster Hooks is known for their robust design and superior quality that ensures their customers will enjoy many years of rugged use.  We are proud to incorporate our innovative technology into this high quality product.”

BOLT Locks are permanently programmed to the vehicle’s ignition key the first time the key is inserted into the cylinder.  Spring-loaded plate tumblers move up and down to uniquely code the cylinder to that specific key.

For more information, visit the BOLT website.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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