#1: Recovery gear - what is in/on your rig? Author: calichaos, Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:43 am ---- Its a new year.. and it is time to review what is carried in terms of recovery gear.
This would be related to any of the following [in no particular order]:
tree savers / tow strap
hitch receiver shackle
hi-lift jack accessories
bottle jack / floor jack
hand winch / come along
--save the electric mounted winch discussion for another thread.
2) performance / warranty
4) what and how many
So share the experiences, share the science, share the product links.
recovery strap - stretches and uses kinetic energy to assist in recovery. Used for the 'bump' pull
there are hundreds of manufactures of recovery straps; some perhaps better than others for the price point.
3" x 30ft x 1
3" x 20ft x 1 [if not carrying recovery rope]
recovery rope - stretches and uses kinetic energy to assist recovery. Used for the 'bump' pull
1/2" (or greater) x 20ft x 1
tree savers / tow strap - does NOT stretch; often used as anchor point around an object; can be used to pull a vehicle on flat low friction terrain
3" x 15ft x 1 (anchor point)
3" x 30ft x 1 (towing application; towing a dead or broken vehicle too close is not advisable)
hi-lift jack - farm jack; often used to lift a tall vehicle; pull fence posts; something as a come along
hi-lift jack accessories - plenty on the market
bottle jack / floor jack - your truck came with a bottle jack; some people carry a small floor jack also
hand winch / come along - no electricity needed; portable; would recommend a LONG handle or a carry a pipe to slip over the factory handle for leverage
sand/mud ramps ; often plastic; used to gain traction or use as a ramps
(heck it shows an FJ it has to be good right?)
those the same ones seem to be available for $20 less
#2: Re: Recovery gear - what is in/on your rig? Author: Jimbolio, Location: TucsonPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:17 pm ---- Chain = death
Resist the urge
#3: Re: Recovery gear - what is in/on your rig? Author: AZFJTOY, Location: n-e BuckeyePosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:09 pm ---- Great, informative post, cali!
#4: Re: Recovery gear - what is in/on your rig? Author: calichaos, Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:48 am ----
Chain = death
Resist the urge
I am curious what method a person would use to adjust the length cable or strap when a winch is not used.
IE I am stuck.. I need to use a hi-lift to go a small distance.. the anchor point is a distance away..
because if you don't you GREATLY reduce the WLL (Working Load Limit) of the shackle.
#5: Re: Recovery gear - what is in/on your rig? Author: calichaos, Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:37 am ---- looking for an inexpensive solution to create a single recover point from two shackles on your front or rear bumper? sure you could use a tree strap.. OR how about an endless loop?
#6: Re: Recovery gear - what is in/on your rig? Author: Jimbolio, Location: TucsonPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:37 pm ---- Never sell the utility of a soft shackle short. I think they are as good as a screw type metal shackle at 10% the weight. I have two of em now and they worked like a champ when I was tensioning my winch line back onto the drum.
Haven't really used em in Anger yet, but one time, up in the mountains of Colorado....