some stage off road you, a mate, another fellow 4WDer or more than likely all
the above will need to be recovered or assisted during an off road challenge. Wherever
it is bogged in sand or mud, stuck in a rut, stuck on a hill, unable to make it
through a tricky part of a track, river crossing or any other off road challenge.
Most of the time off road recovery is part of the fun like a good off road challenge and a laugh about 4x4 rivalry, Toyota pulling out a Nissan or a Nissan pulling out a Land Rover etc. You know what I mean! I’m sure you noted the Toyota pulling out the Nissan right…
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Most recoveries will require rated recovery gear, see list below:
Shovel—the most important recovery tool of all
Snatch Strap-- used for quick recovery
Extension Strap-- used for extending winch
rope/cable and snatch straps
4x4 Winch-- normally attached to the front
of a 4x4, uses rope or cable
Winch block-- used for directional winch
pulls and double line pulls
D shackle-- very import tool and used with nearly every piece of off road recovery equipment
Sand tracks/Maxtrax—a great sand recovery aid & very fast
See Also Maxtrax Tips
Sand bags/Bog bags—another good sand recovery aid & very cheap
High lift/Kangaroo Jack—for jacking up lifted 4x4’s or for when a normal car jack won’t do the job
Exhaust Jack—another type of jack for raising lifted 4x4’s
Recovery Points—a must have for any situation
Make sure it’s RATED:
Whatever the situation/recovery make sure to only use rated recovery gear and make sure it’s rated within the limits of the recovery to a point where its breaking strength is well over the recovery itself. All recovery gear which is rated has the limitations written on the gear. If it does not have it don’t use it!
See our 4WD recovery videos showing you how to use recovery gear in the correct and safe way.
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Holden Rodeo winching out of a bog hole.
How to rig up: Double line, Triple line, Directional pull and Winching Downhill.
See Our 4WD RECOVERY MINI SERIES VIDEOS.
Tips on how to use the Sand Tracks & MaxTrax.
See this link for general bush off road recovery & challenges. It covers basic tips on hill starts, when to winch, bogged in mud and more general recovery.
Free From The Bog.
Getting your 4x4 out of the mud.
For more information about how to get your 4x4 out see Stuck In Mud
See this link for general Sand recovery & handling off road challenges. It covers what to do when bogged in sand, half way up a sand dune and when to use snatch strap or winch.