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2011-08-25 07:47

GET HOOKED UP: The SureTech kit includes two bow shackles and a collection of plain and kinetic recovery straps.:

You're up to your knees in mud, it's raining harder and your quad bike has sunk to its belly in the gluck - who d'ya call...?

Well, nobody, actually, provided you took adequate precautions against the weather and the terrain before setting out on your trip and packed some essential vehicle recovery gear - just as the big boys in their 4x4 toys do.

GOT A WINCH?

Despite their reputation on rough trails, in deserts and plain deep-in-the-bush, quads - as with all wheeled vehicles - eventually find something to halt their forward (and reverse) motion and help has to be sought. Perhaps this quad recovery kit put together by SecureTech?

The collection of shackles, bridles and straps, the company says, is intended for vehicle-to-vehicle recovery or, if your quad has a winch, problem-free self-recovery.

The kit contains:

A Cordura bag with heavy-duty zip and adjustable tie-down straps.
Two 2000kg-rated alloy bow shackles.
Two 1500kg recovery bridles to assist with attaching and spreading the load between anchor points.
A pull/winch extension strap with a 2000kg breaking point..
A kinetic snatch strap rated or 1600kg.

The pull strap will be the first to try with a mud extraction. The Kinetic strap with its greater elongation and kinetic energy will be used in cases where quads are badly stuck and the kinetic capability is required.

All towing/snatching safety procedures used for 4x4 vehicle recovery should be followed and can be found at www.liftlash.co.za. Securetech recommends a recovery blanket be used on the strap.
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