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Thread: Must Have Basic 4x4 Recovery Kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by gropertoo View Post
    Hi, my first post.

    A lot of good info here and thanks to the contributors.

    Just upgraded / retrograded from a 2012 Navara to a 2009 Patrol.

    I've always carried (rated) recovery gear in my Navara after going for my my first (solo) run from Tim's Thicket to Preston Beach WA. All I had on that run was "thankfully" a shovel and it came in verrry handy, which I'd thrown in as an off chance!

    I'd point anyone's attention to the simple diagrams that riggers use for slinging in regard to recovery straps (strops), the various ways that they are connected e.g. single, double/basket. choked etc significantly vary the rated load capacity of ANY sling. These diagrams/leaflets are readily available online.

    I also would advise that everybody does need to do themselves a favour and buy their own recovery gear, minimum I believe is rated shackles x 2, a recovery hitch (Reese style) and a rated strop/sling and probably a snatch strap also.

    Please be aware of the need to add a dampener e.g. blanket/coat/sack to any line under tension which has the capacity to have you in the line of fire.

    Enjoy and stay safe.,
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    G'day 4bye,

    No, not a rigger mate but work offshore with equipment that has it's own (big) electric winches, hydraulic A-frames etc (ROV).

    Also learnt a lot of this rigging stuff too many years in ago in basic engineering theory in the RAN.

    I'm electronics/electrical by trade but current work involves hydraulics too, so as I said in the intro, know a bit about everything apart from engines.

    In my early fifties and continuing to learn, every day!

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    Really handy video.

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    Great thread.

    Does dragging a unprotected chassie through a sticky situation pose a greater load than one with plates fitted ??.
    Would have thought any protection plates underneath would have a sled effect and thus help reduce resistance to recovery.
    Has any one noticed a vehicle with plates fitted seems to be easier to recover?
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