Trucker’s hitch

Trucker's hitch step by step how to tie instructions
 
Trucker's hitch step by step how to tie instructions
Trucker's hitch step by step how to tie instructions
1. Form a loop on the rope (for example butterfly loop). Pass the rope to the other attachment point and then back through the loop.
Trucker's hitch step by step how to tie instructions
Trucker's hitch step by step how to tie instructions
2. Make a half hitch.
Trucker's hitch step by step how to tie instructions
Trucker's hitch step by step how to tie instructions
3. Finish by making a second half hitch.
Trucker's hitch step by step how to tie instructions

Description

The trucker’s hitch is a compound knot commonly used for securing loads on trucks or trailers.
This general arrangement, using loops and turns in the rope itself to form a crude block and tackle.

Use

Commonly used to secure load on truck.

Releasing

Non-jamming

Variations

The portion of the trucker’s hitch which differs in the following variations is the method used to form
the loop which the working end slides through to produce the mechanical advantage. The different methods
of forming the loop affect the ease and speed of tying and releasing and the stability of the final product.

Other names

Trucker’s hitch, lorry driver’s hitch, harvester’s hitch, hay knot, sheepshank cinch,
trucker’s dolly, wagoner’s hitch, power cinch, rope tackle.

Tying

1. Form a loop on the rope (for example butterfly loop).
2. Pass the rope to the other attachment point and then back through the loop.
3. Finish by making two half hitches.

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