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DRIVING AND TOWING – RECOVERY TECHNIQUES

We explain how to use your 4WD recovery gear. It’s essential to know safe and correct techniques before attempting to use any recovery equipment to rescue a 4WD.

ARB’s hydraulic high-lift jack

ARB’s hydraulic high-lift jack

A high-lift jack is a very effective 4WD recovery tool – in the right hands and on the right vehicle. Using a high-lift jack on non-specific lifting points and without training can be a life-threatening experience. ARB’s new hydraulic jack is said to be much safer than the traditional mechanical high-lift jack.

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Snatch strap recovery

Snatch strap recovery

People can die or get seriously injured during snatch strap recoveries. OTA asked 4WD Off Road Driver Training to demonstrate how to perform this operation correctly.

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Soft shackles

Soft shackles

We’ve been asked by many website visitors about the viability of soft shackles in 4WD recoveries, so we’ve been testing them for the past two years.

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Bush Winch on test

Bush Winch on test

This hub-winch design uses two drums – one for each opposite-side wheel and can be used going forward or rearwards. Each drum attaches to a rear wheel hub, using specially-shaped wheel nuts.

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Repairing flat tyres

Repairing flat tyres

The majority of bush travellers use tubeless tyres these days, so repairing them on the run is the main focus of this article; however, we’ve included a section at the end on tubed rubber.

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Hand winching options

Hand winching options

A hand winch can be used for vehicle recovery from virtually any stranding and using the right technique can reduce the required physical effort.

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How strong does your snatch strap need to be

How strong does your snatch strap need to be

We’ve been concerned for some time at the trend towards stronger and stronger snatch straps, because we felt that elasticity, not ultimate breaking strain, was the key to successful snatch strap performance. We’ve also long suspected that the loads involved in snatch strap recovery aren’t as great as most people seem to think.

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Major Bush Repairs

Major Bush Repairs

Here are some ideas for diagnosing major mechanical problems and making bush repairs that should get you home.

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Minor Bush Repairs

Minor Bush Repairs

For sure, you’ll be out in the scrub and you’ll break, bend, puncture, lock-in, or lose something. The following hints may then be helpful.

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Recovery Gear

Recovery Gear

Going bush without a recovery kit should be unthinkable, but many people don’t take enough equipment.

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Safe Winching

Safe Winching

Winching a vehicle out of a bogging can be a satisfying experience, confirming your bush self-sufficiency, or it can be a disaster. Having the right gear and using it correctly are vital to safe winching.

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Toolbox Essentials

Toolbox Essentials

Like many off-roaders we used to carry several toolboxes, with contents that would allow a major 4WD rebuild in the bush. However, experience over the past 30 years has taught us that we’re unlikely to do a major rebuild in the scrub.

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