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    I've learnt through experience that there may not be a thing called 'common sense' any more.

    People either know it, or they don't.

    The workplace is a great example........"I wasn't trained it in it, therefore I'm not responsible".

    It is up to people like us to spread the word and educate people, that it's NOT SAFE to simply hook up a rope to a tow ball and fang it!
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    I'd say a Towball failure occurred here




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    Fkn hell. I just watched a seriously graphic video following a tow ball snapping during a snatch attempt ... Tow ball to blokes jaw. Unreal.

    Do not use tow balls as recovery points !!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodge View Post
    Fkn hell. I just watched a seriously graphic video following a tow ball snapping during a snatch attempt ... Tow ball to blokes jaw. Unreal.

    Do not use tow balls as recovery points !!!!!

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    i justr watched onme seems to be the same,,it wasn't on the towball,looks like it was through the reece hitch sort of thing asnd the whole lot must have broke off...def not towball
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    Just saw this on faceache, miracle that no one was hurt or killed....snatching off 2 towballs


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    I have seen two guys in Toyota utes using a snatch strap from towball to towball. Having seen how they got stuck I realised trying to give friendly advice wasn't an option so stayed behind my 4by. Luckily on that occasion no one was killed so they will continue under the delusion that it's safe.

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    Have seen your other posts and reckon you are a good hearted bloke Ratpol mate! They must have been real kid less arseholes for you to not intervene educated good bloke ;-)!


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    Folks, I just saw something a little concerning.
    I was just Driving behind a 4wd who had a snatch strap hanging out of his canopy ...
    Car was putrid so he's obviously been off the tarmac.
    Nothing unusual , see that often.

    However . At the end of the strap was flat plate with an eyelet that was hooked over his towball.
    It almost looked like a huge bottle opener. And this didn't look like a home job either , looked like a professionally made bit of gear.
    I couldn't take a snap of it as I was driving ...
    But has anybody seen anything like it before ???

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