Ironman Recovery Hitch

What Recovery Equipment do you use.
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Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:42 pm

Has anyone used a hitch like this one that fit on your tow bar? I saw a video of a recovery on Youtube and it seemed ok, but as we all know, seeing is not always believing.
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Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:32 pm

Thinus, all depends on what and where it is attached to? Usually to the tow-bar or intergrated front / rear bumper. I use similar, however depends on the strengh of your bumper (front or rear)

Standard rear towbars are not made for this kinf of impact. However modified will be able to handle the stresses!

It's quick and simple to remove and fit :thumbup:

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Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:55 pm

To tow your mate's landy around the block that is fine. As Mark says it depends on where and how your tow-bar is attached to the chassis. I would not recommend this for a serious kinetic snatch recovery, unless the tow-bar is attached to the chassis with the correct rated bolts, and even then I would be suspicious of the split pin used to attach this item to the tow-bar. Rather have dedicated recovery points attached directly to the chassis, with the correct rated bolts.

A good recovery-tip is to make sure that the weakest link in your recovery is always the soft stuff, not the hard stuff. IOW make sure your recovery points are stronger than the strap/rope. That way there are no pieces of metal flying through winscreens, skulls, legs etc etc

Rather be safe than sorry. :shock: :shock:
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Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:26 am

ThysdJ wrote:To tow your mate's landy around the block that is fine. As Mark says it depends on where and how your tow-bar is attached to the chassis. I would not recommend this for a serious kinetic snatch recovery, unless the tow-bar is attached to the chassis with the correct rated bolts, and even then I would be suspicious of the split pin used to attach this item to the tow-bar. Rather have dedicated recovery points attached directly to the chassis, with the correct rated bolts.

A good recovery-tip is to make sure that the weakest link in your recovery is always the soft stuff, not the hard stuff. IOW make sure your recovery points are stronger than the strap/rope. That way there are no pieces of metal flying through winscreens, skulls, legs etc etc

Rather be safe than sorry. :shock: :shock:
Ditto.

The best recovery point is a recovery point directly on the chassis and in line with the chassis. As soon as your recovery point is at an angle to your chassis you get an additional torque effect. m2cw
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