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4WD recovery Kits – Explained!

May 12, 2018   |   By Liam Arthur 4WD recovery Kits - Explained! - image Capture-57 on https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au/news

Increase the safety of your 4WD recoveries with rated gear from Adventure Kings and Hercules!

There is a massive range of gear on the market, some of which just isn’t up to the standards and load ratings you may require to safely extract your 4WD from trouble on the tracks!

How much force do you need to account for when setting up your own 4WD recovery gear!

There are a handful of calculations you may need to do to make sure you have the right gear for the job!

First lets start with a rated snatch strap, your snatch strap should be rated to around 2-3 times the weight of your fully loaded 4WD, for an example a Land Cruiser 79 series single cab Workmate Ute is around 3400kg!

if you were to calculate an appropriate snatch strap breaking strength, you’d be looking between 6800kg and 10200kg, if you were looking for a good smooth recovery a 7000kg – 8000kg of pulling force, where as something up more around the higher end of the scale in the 11,000kg range you will probably find you get a nasty snap every-time you reach the end of the z-fold.

A similar calculation is required for the ratings of all of your winch accessories. For an example you should have winch anchor points that can withstand the full pull of a double line recovery, the Domin8r X 12000lb can give up to 10,000kg of force on your anchors, so fitting your winch line up to an anchor that is only rated to 5,000kg could lead to a fast failure and catastrophic recovery outcome.

This is why the Adventure Kings tree trunk protector is rated to 10,000kg.

So its time to shop for a rated recovery kit! for flawless recoveries you should get your hands on a Hercules Recovery Kit that includes everything you need to get your 4WD out of strife on the tracks!

 

The Hercules essential Recovery Kit offers the following;

1 x Snatch Block, 8,000kg

1 x Snatch Strap, 8,000kg, 9m x 60mm

1 x Tree Trunk Protector, 10,000kg, 3m x 75mm

1 x Extension Strap, 5,000kg

2 x Bow Shackles 4.7T each

1 x Winch Dampener

 

 

Or if you wanted even more options of gear to get up and out of trouble you should check out the Hercules Complete Recovery Kit which includes the following!;

1 x Snatch Block, 8,000kg

1 x Snatch Strap, 8,000kg, 9m x 60mm

1 x Tree Trunk Protector, 10,000kg, 3m x 75mm

1 x Extension Strap, 5,000kg

2 x Bow Shackles 4.7T each

1 x Winch Dampener

1x Folding Shovel

1x Kwiky Tyre Deflator

1x Heavy Duty Gloves

1 x Recovery Bag

With the additional gear can drop your tyre pressures and get underneath to dig out your 4WD even more, to make the recoveries easier!

 

Regardless of which kit you end up purchasing, make sure you include a recovery dampener to increase the safety of your recovery, by draping the blanket over the top of any metal components, all of your recoveries will become much safer and in case of a failure you will have a much safer outcome for all!