Recovery Gear Checklist & Technical
Recovery gear checklists can realistically
be broken down into two major classifications... Winch or Non-winch. Though
there is definitely overlap in the two classifications, there are also
specific items needed in one and not the other. If you plan to add a vehicle
mounted winch to your rig, then you might start slowly adding winch related
recovery gear to your kit.
Basic Recovery Gear:
Recovery Strap - 30' is
an ideal size, too short or too long can be more of a hindrance than a
benefit. Make sure the strap is heavy duty, minimum of 15,000 lb working
load limit. Make sure strap has sewn loop ends versus hooks. Use shackles
or tow hooks on vehicle to attach to vehicle.
Advanced Recovery Gear:
Gloves & Safety Glasses -
Clevis Shackles -
Jack - Hi-Lift
Traction Mats -
Winch Specific Recovery Gear:
Hand Winch -
Exhaust Jack -
Drag Chain -
Winch Controller (Remote)
- The winch is worthless without it. Make sure your connections are clean
and inspect the wiring for frays, cuts, knicks, etc. and replace accordingly.
Adv. Winch Recovery Gear:
Tree Protector - To be used for
all winch setups when using a tree as an anchor.
Line Damper -
In-cab Winch Controls
Winch Anchor Device - Pullpal, Dansforth,
Winch Extension -
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