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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty_nail View Post
    i couldnt get my towball hitch out recently when i was out 4wding(i wanted to do a recovery but we had to work out other methods out. anyway, turns out the pic was rusted as fck and the hitch had swollen with rust and just wouldnt budge. it took me a week of soaking wd40 followed by attaching the towbar to a VERY short chain which was wrapped around a telegraph pole and little bit by little bit gently nudging it out. needless to say i replaced the culprit and cleaned out all the left over rust!!!
    Here is what happened when westy tried that lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimbo63 View Post
    Here is what happened when westy tried that lol
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    You need to attach as close to the bottom of the pole as possible, not to the top. Never underestimate the power of the mighty Nissan!
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    I need to leave this here too.

    When it goes wrong it is vicious. This guy was lucky he used his arm as a cable dampener instead of his head. That hook would have gone straight through a Child.!

    Shit gets Real, Fast!



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    WARNING: Towballs used for recoveries can, and do kill people and damage property.

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    After seeing that photo it's made me rethink safety when doing recoveries .

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    As a rigger I have been amazed at the silly practices /no common sense and lack of proper education on the subject of recovery.
    From using tow balls to snatch people out to incorrect shackles , sizes of snatch straps and recovery points not fit for use.

    Its not hard nowadays to get all the correct rated gear at a decent price. There isnt an excuse to not have a damper of some sort as you can also use a heavy piece of cloth of some sort. We can now get soft shackles which adds to the safety and eliminates a massive hunk of steel flying through the air.
    People standing way too close and in the wrong position when involved in a recovery is another.

    How often do people really check their gear? Do they throw that snatch strap away after a few recoveries like you are meant to?
    Does the person doing the recovery snatch actually know what the hell they are doing and not going to take off at 400km/h to get you out?
    Is there another safer way to get out? ie winch or recovery boards.

    One things for sure , i wouldnt want myself or anyone else involved in any recovery ending up like the guy above or worse. Why risk it for an extra few mins to do things properly. Yes sometimes there is equipment failure but its very rare with the right equipment fit for use and the correct techniques used in recovery. Besides if you know what may go wrong you should be able to help prevent it in some way.

    I hate the practice of people leaving shackles on their vehicle driving around town too (thats another issue altogether)

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    Im glad not one of my recovery points has failed.
    and as I told ppl at point of sale "its a piece of recovery gear
    it will need replacing at some stage" If they listen thats another
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    Thought you might be able to add this safety check onto your awesome list thanks @MudRunnerTD mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    Thought you might be able to add this safety check onto your awesome list thanks @MudRunnerTD mate!

    “Always check your tree trunk protectors for eight legged hitchhikers before carrying it around your neck to the next tree needed”



    Pretty sure a cheeky Ellis Track Huntsman got me on our weekend adventure just conquered, itchy friggin nip on the back since Saturday arvo I tells ya, lol :-)


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    Funny you say that Jack mate, even Tapatalk wouldn’t let me add the picture initially until I cropped it a bit, must have thought it was a real nip and censorship blocked it, lol :-)


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    This guy seems to know his stuff.

    The small problem of dyneema rope pulling out of the anchor point is more likely with some winches when using the first layer on the drum.
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