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Industry Leading Features:

  • Optional Vehicle Specific Mounting Plates make installation much easier.
  • 3 new adjustable height light pylons, designed for the SP8500™. You can have a lightbar mounting height that is proportionate with the truck improving looks and aerodynamics of your truck.
  • New Stabilizer Leg gives more ground clearance when the leg is retracted while still maintaining full extension for those difficult recoveries.
  • Galvanized Stabilizer Foot Easily Converts from pavement Pad to Ground Penetrating Grouser.
  • Stainless Steel Pins prevent rust and make maintenance easier.
  • Winch Free Spool with Easy Reach Handle
  • Warn 9000 lb Planetary Winch with Tensioner and 100ft of 3/8” wire rope.
  • Integrated Hydraulic Valve Body Makes Installation a breeze.
  • Wireless Remote Control Lets you operate the SidePuller form up to 300 ft away.
  • Exclusive Removable Boom Head allows incredible recovery options.
  • Ability to Pull from Center of the unit or off the side
  • 10 Anchor Points to anchor your Snatch Blocks for that perfect line angle
  • Powder Coated in our “ITD Endurance™ Powder Coat Black Finish”
  • Stainless Steel Accent Panel with Built in LED Winch Light
  • Made in the USA
  • Industries Largest Customer Support Network of Dealers

SP8500™ SIDEPULLER™ with Integrated Controls


The Number 1 Selling Brand of SidePullers™ in the World just added a new model. The all new SP8500™ SidePuller™ was designed exclusively, for the Dodge 4500 / 5500 2wd & 4wd Chassis, the International CV Series 2wd Chassis, as well as the Chevrolet 4500HD / 5500HD 2wd Chassis. The SP8500 SidePuller™ is designed to work with chassis frame heights from 29” to 33-3/4” tall*, making the SP8500™ is a perfect fit for the light medium duty market. The SP8500™ fills that need for 4x2 & some 4x4 Chassis under 23,500 GVWR. When it comes to strength of design, the SP8500™ is best in class in every aspect. No other SidePuller™ will out pull, out work, or outperform the SP-Series line of Side Pullers by In The Ditch.

Choose your “Vehicle Specific” Mounting Plate Kits
The SP8500™ comes without Mounting Plates so you will need to select the style you want. Each Mounting Plate kits includes (2) Mounting Plates and all the Hardware you need to install your SP8500™. Or choose to stock one of each and cover 90% of Light/Medium Duty Market! Click on any below for specifications.

And lastly, add on an Optional Light Pylon in 3 sizes (click for more info)

The Patented SP8500™ (With Integrated Controls) is ready to install. After mounting The SidePuller™, just supply Incoming Hydraulic Pressure, a Hydraulic Return Line, connect 12 volt Power and you’re done! It’s that easy!

*Measure from ground to top of frame directly behind the cab where SP will mount

Learn the Anatomy of your SidePuller
*Stainless Steel products may rust if not properly cared for in extreme conditions. We are not responsible for replacing rusted Stainless Steel if used in extreme environments (such as high in Salt or Chlorine exposure). Do not allow stagnant water to stand on the stainless steel. Always check a small area to see if finish changes before polishing or washing, and be sure not to use abrasive cleaners or brushes.


Vehicle Specific Mounting Plate Kits

The SP8500™ comes without Mounting Plates so you will need to select the style you want. Each Mounting Plate kits includes (2) Mounting Plates and all the Hardware you need to install your SP8500™:

ITD4882 – SP8500™ Dodge Mounting Plate Kit


  • 2019 to 2020 (2WD) -Dodge 4500/5500 Regular Cab 204.5 WB 120 CA 6.7L/6.4L
  • 2019 to 2020 (4WD) -Dodge 4500/5500 Regular Cab 204.5 WB 120 CA 6.7L/6.4L
  • 2019 to 2020 (2WD) -Dodge 4500/5500 Crew Cab 204.5 WB 120 CA 6.7L/6.4L
  • 2019 to 2020 (4WD) -Dodge 4500/5500 Crew Cab 204.5 WB 120 CA 6.7L/6.4L
  • 2011 to 2018* (2wd and 4WD) -Dodge 4500/5500 See ITD4903 Universal Mounting Plate Kit

ITD4903 – SP8500™ Universal Mounting Plate Kit (No Predrilled Holes)


Universal Fit mounting Plates. Be sure to consult your Chassis Manufactures Recommendation Before Attempting Installation. May require modification to fit your application. Please consult our Dimension Page and operation manual online at www.intheditch.com

ITD4902 – SP8500™ Chevy HD & International CV Mounting Plate Kit


  • 2019 to 2020 (2WD*) – Silverado 4500HD/5500HD/6500 HD Regular Cab 120” TO 162” CA
  • 2019 to 2020 (2WD*) – Silverado 4500HD/5500HD/6500 HD Crew Cab 120” TO 162” CA
  • 2019 to 2020 (2WD*) – International CV Series Regular Cab 120” TO 162” CA
  • 2019 to 2020 (2WD*) – International CV Series Crew Cab 120” TO 162” CA
  • Note* for 4WD Applications use the SP9000™ SidePuller™

SP8500™ Exclusive Pylons

The Optional SP8500™ Light Pylon is available in 3 Widths - 54”, 60”, and 70”. These pylons can easily be mounted to the SP8500™ Pylon Mounts and can be adjusted up and down to get the perfect height for your light bar. Each pylon comes in our ITD Endurance™ Black Powder Coat Finish and Includes all Mounting Hardware.

  • ITD4879 - SP8500™ Series 54" Pylon
  • ITD4876 - SP8500™ Series 60" Pylon
  • ITD4900 - SP8500™ Series 70" Pylon

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Left Pointing Orange Triangle Explain the difference between an SP8500™ and an SP9000™?
The SP8500™ was designed with the smaller Light and Medium Duty Chassis in mind. An SP9000™ on a short Chassis, like a 4X2 Dodge 4500, would put the stabilizer leg dangerously close to the ground and risk not only damaging the SidePuller™ but the truck as well. Also the smaller body would put the light bar pylon too high above the cab if not modified. That’s where the SP8500™ comes in. The SP8500™ maintains a comparable pulling power to the SP9000™ in a smaller package. The stabilizer legs are able to retract far enough to maintain a safe ride in the stowed position and the shorter pylon mounts and pylon options fit the cab much better.
Left Pointing Orange Triangle What is an SP8500™ designed to fit?
The SP8500™ was designed for those Class 5 and 6 chassis that are too low for the SP9000™ to be used on. The SP8500™ is the only Side SidePuller™ on the market that is designed to fit chassis under 32”. We have also designed vehicle specific mounting plates, so as an installer you don’t have to drill the mounting plates anymore. We offer an ITD4882 – SP8500™ Dodge Mounting plate kit, as well as an ITD4902 – SP8500™ Chevy HD & International CV Mounting Plate Kit that doesn’t need drilled. For the other chassis, we offer an ITD4903 - SP8500™ Universal Mounting Plate Kit that will require you to drill holes in the mounting plates. For more specific fitment, refer to our fitment guide.
Left Pointing Orange Triangle Where can I purchase a SidePuller™?
You can purchase your SidePuller™ from any Authorized In The Ditch SidePuller™ Distributor. We do not sell direct to end users but we would be glad to help you with any questions you may have.
Left Pointing Orange Triangle Is the SP Series SidePuller™ Patented?
Yes! Patented under US Patent No. 8192135B2
Left Pointing Orange Triangle How do you feel when competitors say their design is stronger because they use larger square tube for their main structure?
Please understand we could use larger tube as the main structure, but why add size and weight when it is not needed? We have been working for years in the towing industry to make equipment lighter and stronger to keep axle weights down. Many Car Carriers are pushing Legal Weight Limits as it is. It makes no sense to make things bigger when it is not necessary. We are very proud to have the lightest model in the industry!
Left Pointing Orange Triangle Why do you think other manufacturers make a big deal about being "stronger & having a bigger structure" than the SP8500™?
I can only guess that it is based on marketing and advertising. If you look at being able to scale a wrecker or carrier on a 26,000 GVWR chassis, you would see that being heavier than the SP8500™ is nothing to brag about. Think about it. If 6" tube is better than 4.5", then why not use 8?", or "Hey lets go to 10" tube size!" Where do you draw the line? We have over 1,000 units in the field using the 4.5" tube size with ZERO reported failures. To claim that a design is stronger and heavier because of bigger tubing than the SP8500™, I say WHY?
Left Pointing Orange Triangle Why did you not make a swinging boom with a fixed boom head?
It's all about having choices when doing a recovery. With our design, you can pull straight back from the center boom head, something no one else can do. If you have a wrecker, you can run the winch line straight back and have an extra line off the wrecker boom. If you have a carrier, you can have the SP8500™ winch line pull straight back along with the carrier winch to help pull items up the deck. Just by using the center boom head, you have almost 180 degrees of straight out pulling ability & almost 90 degrees of up and down pulling ability. No one in the industry can match that!
Left Pointing Orange Triangle Why did you make the outer boom head removable?
Again, it's about giving the operator choices. By installing the outer boom head, you can pull forward, backwards, and down. The possibilities are endless with our design. For over 15 years we have been listening to the people who are using the SidePuller™ every day and they love having multiple recovery options that you get from either pulling directly off the center boom head or by using the outer boom head.
Left Pointing Orange Triangle Can other models in the same class pull more than the SP8500™?
Do you mean in more directions? Absolutely not. No other brand has the ability to pull in as many directions as the SP8500™!
Left Pointing Orange Triangle Ok, no one can match the SP8500™ in pulling directions, but what about just raw pulling power?
If the chassis all weighed the same the SP8500™ would pull more. You need to understand that what is important here is the tipping moment. The tipping moment is when you are pulling over the side and the opposite side of the truck starts to come off the ground. The only way to increase pulling power over the side is to widen the stiff leg stance, lower the height of the pulling point, increase vehicle weight or change pulling point to the center of the SidePuller™. By pulling from the Center Boom Head there is virtually no tipping moment. It has unbelievable abilities.
Left Pointing Orange Triangle What about those who say you should put a 10,000lb winch on the SP8500™?
Well if they want a 10,000lb winch, why not go with 11,000lb, or better yet, why not a 50,000lb winch? I mean, where does it stop? If you need a bigger winch buy a SP12,000™ or a SP20,000™. These are models that were designed to do more work. Their structure size and strength was increased as well as chassis GVWR requirements to handle the increased loads. Putting a bigger winch on a SP8500™ is like putting two 4-barrel carburetors on a stock V6 engine and expecting a performance gain.
Left Pointing Orange Triangle Explain The Differences between the SP8500™ with Integrated Controls and the SP8500™.
  • Let’s Start with the SP8500™ with Integrated Controls. We made this unit to be a totally self-contained, plug and play unit. We have already installed the valve body and plumbed everything. We also pre-wired the Wireless Remote Control system. All you need to do is mount the SidePuller™, supply incoming Hydraulic Pressure, add a Return line and supply 12 volt Power. That’s it; we’ve done everything else.

  • Now let’s talk about the SP8500™. When you order a new wrecker or carrier from a manufacturer, you can have it equipped with extra controls. These controls are generally factory installed near the rear of the chassis. We offer the SP8500™ without integrated controls (which means that this unit does not include a Valve Body or wireless remote control), for those who wish to plumb these factory installed controls directly to their SP8500™. All that is needed is to run hydraulic hoses from your wrecker or carrier’s valve body to the SP Stabilizer Leg Cylinders and Winch. This is a job that we recommend that you turn to your local Towing Equipment Dealership to do.
  • Left Pointing Orange Triangle Does the SP8500™ come with a Light Pylon?
    The SP8500™ does not come with a Light Pylon, however it does come standard with a Light Pylon Mounting Base. If you want to add a Light Bar Pylon, you can order one of our optional Light Bar Pylons. All of our SP Light Pylons will bolt directly to the SP8500™ Light Pylon mounting base.
    Left Pointing Orange Triangle Why should I buy a SP8500™ For My Carrier or Wrecker?
    If you think about peace of mind and increased profits, the SP8500™ will give you both. Imagine getting that police call when you are in a Car Carrier equipped with the Recovery Abilities that the SP8500™ offers. You will not have to worry if you have the right piece of equipment, you can go to the scene with confidence that you can get the job done. No one in the industry has more experience in using the SidePuller™ than we do. We will give you sound advice and will be here day after day to help you with any service problems that you may have. At In The Ditch we are committed to the Towing Industry and all of you who are out there day and night making your living “In The Ditch.”


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    SP8500™ RATINGS
    Boom 9,000 lbs.
    Stablilizer Leg (each) 8,500 lbs.
    Winch 9,000 lbs.
    Wire Rope 3/8" x 100' Steel Core
    Weight 950 lbs.
    Patent Number 8192135B2
    Chassis GVRW: Class 5, Class 6 15,000 lbs. - 23,500 lbs.
    Recommended Minimum Additional Cab to Axle Spacing (Carriers) 12"
    Recommended Minimum Additional Cab to Axle Spacing (Wreckers) 17"
    Min - Max Frame Height 29" – 33-3/4" *Measured unladen at the back of the cab
    Min - Max Frame Width - Adjustable Mounting Base Width 33-3/4" to 34-3/4"
    Part Number ITD4890
    9,000 lb. WARN High Speed Severe Duty Planetary Winch Hydraulic Stabilizer Legs with Lock Valve Safety Features
    3/8" x 100' Steel Core Rope Self-Leveling Pavement Pads on Stabilizer Legs
    Winch Free Spool Handle (Easy Reach / Easy Pull) Fold Down Ground Penetrating Grousers on Stabilizer Legs
    Winch Tensioner Plate Adjustable LightBar Mount
    (8) Eight Tie Back Points Wire Routing System allows easy Wiring from Light Bar to Chassis
    Endurance™ Powder Coat Black Finish Adjustable, Mounting System with Mounting Hardware
    Stainless Steel Rear Panel Center Recovery Boom Head
    Wireless Remote Control for all Functions with Manual Over-rides Outer Recovery Boom Head
    Completely Plumbed and Ready for Installation
    SP8500™ Series 54" Pylon - ITD4879 ITD4882 - Dodge Mounting Plate Kit
    (Includes Brake line Guide and Shims)
    SP8500™ Series 60" Pylon - ITD4876 ITD4902 - Chevy/International Mounting Plate Kit
    SP8500™ Series 70" Pylon - ITD4900 ITD4903 - SP8500 Mounting Plate Kit
    (No Predrilled Holes Includes)
    Stainless Steel Dress Up Package

    Note: Due to constant changes in our designs, some information may change from time to time and become out of date. The above information is for general discussion only.
    For the most recent specifications, installation procedures and the latest copy of our operation manual please consult the SP Series Operation Manual found on this website.