Equipment for self recovery

What Recovery Equipment do you use.
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Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:25 pm

Im looking for suggestions of what recovery equipment I can use to recover my vehicle by myself :?:
I am in both the fortunate and unfortunate situation of been surrounded by off road territory but being the only person to utilize it :|
I would love to go further and into rougher terrain but the constant fear of getting stuck keeps me from doing it :(

I know it is never advised to go out by yourself but I dont have a choice if I actually wanna get out there and do some wheeling.
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Winch! :mrgreen:
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Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:10 am

Shovel, sand ladders and a high-lift jack can get you out of a lot of situations :D:
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The cell number of a reliable local towing company...

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Bushwacker wrote:The cell number of a reliable local towing company...
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a friend of mine went driving on his own and got stuck, and when he called me, I was out of town for the weekend. So it cost him R500 for a tow truck, where as I would of helped him with a smile as he drives a nissan :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:47 am

Tristan... I will always help where I can :D:

You might just have to wait a little while... SFA from Benoni to PE might take a while :twisted:
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Keep this on the side :o:
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Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:08 am

When you do get stuck, first think why it happened before you start to worry how you are getting out.

Common sense combined with recovery equipment will ensure that you will be able to rescue yourself from lots of different situations.

Oh and take al least 20L water with you when going out wheeling.

Also, you might consider getting a length of chain and D-shackles to use on the chain to link it to something.

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Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:42 am

CasKru wrote:Tristan... I will always help where I can :D:

You might just have to wait a little while... SFA from Benoni to PE might take a while :twisted:
Well if you are going to PE then I live still a further 300km from there so it really is going to take you a while :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: :D:

From now on I will be going out with lots of food and water and my tent and your cell number.. :D: :mrgreen:
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Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:52 am

A good quality high lift jack is non-negotiable. That is the most versatile self-recovery tool you can think of. Together with a spade, it can be used to get out of most situations, and it can even be used as a winch. never leave home without it. :twisted: :twisted:
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Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:04 am

I know this question should probably go on the thread about high lift jacks but does anyone know if it is possible to get spare pin kits for the farm jack from Adendorf :?:
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Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:18 am

hi tristan
have a look at this link
http://www.nissan4x4.co.za/GH_ShowArticle.asp?HID=27
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Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:49 am

George :shock: :shock: :shock: Loop jy rond :!: :!: :?: :?:

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AFAIK the pin on a Farm Jack from Adendorph is much thicker and should not shear like a original High Lift

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George :shock: :shock: :shock: Loop jy rond :!: :!: :?: :?:
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Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:05 am

Tristan, try Farmarama & Burmeisters before going to the 4x4 outlets in E.L. They just might have and would be cheaper.

As mentioned, a highlift jack, chain, some 'D' shackles, spade and sand ladders (I use a pair of 6mm aluminium checker plate tread plates) will get you out of almost any predicament. To use the jack as a winch is slow but works well, the only serious drawback is one of safety because of course you cannot operate the jack remotely, putting you in the line of fire from whiplash if something snaps.

I also 'go it alone' quite often and the truth is that you don't really get stuck that often so I've never bothered to get a winch. Also one tends to choose your path more carefully and hone your offroad driving skills.

Otherwise phone Cassie, he will phone me and I'm just 20 mins up the drag, so it will be easier for me to phone the towing & recovery company :mrgreen:

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Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:16 pm

Tristan, I used to go offroading alone quite often, but try not to do it anymore... I have been stuck many times and helped by guys on this forum many times... but the surface was always muddy... all other surfaces are easy to recover from... mostly just deflate your tires quite a bit and drive out... Rule 1: Never go 4x4ing alone... but for those of us breaking that rule... Rule 1b: Stay away from mud...
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Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:06 pm

I second that, stay away from mud!

However last year we got stuck on a 100m stretch of road / jeep track. IT TOOK US 9HOURS TO RECOVER 5 VEHICLES....

I took almost 4 hours to get this Landy through! :evil:
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Same here, only mud has cought me out... a couple of times :confused: :twisted:
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Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:40 pm

Disobeyed both those rules a week or two ago and got stuck. It took a local guy with a tractor to get me out at a cost of R50.
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We were bored on the Sunday and heard from the locals that the salt pan outside town could be interesting if you had a 4x4. Well it was mostly damn boring till we found this mud pool. We first drove through the end of it and found it quiet easy and hardly a challenge at all with the KL71's working very well. The second time at a different angle got us to fall through our own tracks and the 2 inches of crusty stuff on the top of the very slick mud underneath. That mud is super slick and makes a MT tyre into a slick.
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Not planning any 4x4'ing, we did not even have a spade with us. I did some digging by hand, but I ripped 2 nails off my fingers and the blood in the mud did not do much for my mood. A hilift would have worked great if I could have jacked the front up, and pushed it off the jack to the side, then repeat at the rear until it was out.

So what was mentioned here, spade, hilift and water is probably the most important. We did not plan to be out for more than 2 hours, we were stuck for nearly 3 hours. The best part of it was that we were on our way out as we were getting bored :lol:
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Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:00 pm

'Oy, David! I'm still waiting for the GTG here!!! What happened, get lost? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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OOOOMS wrote:I second that, stay away from mud!

However last year we got stuck on a 100m stretch of road / jeep track. IT TOOK US 9HOURS TO RECOVER 5 VEHICLES....

I took almost 4 hours to get this Landy through! :evil:
Nah, come on! I love the stuff ........ like a hole in the ..... :D:
SuidWes wrote:Same here, only Mud has cought me out... a couple of times :confused: :twisted:
..... and I'll probably still catch you out some more! :twisted: :lol:
Family_Dog wrote:'Oy, David! I'm still waiting for the GTG here!!! What happened, get lost? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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Now, now Eric! We understand your dissapointment, but you don't have to tell the poor bloke to "get lost"! :twisted: :lol:
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Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:16 am

Eric, I hear you, and you should hear my wide complain. She sometimes does not even know if I am going to be in Gauteng for supper.

I was up in Klerksdorp on Tuesday.... Left here at 15:30, got to Klerksdorp and worked for 3 hours, got back home at 23:30 :crazy:

I will take a day off when we come back to the tiling of the MNT site. That should be happeneing in tyhe next few weeks. We are also busy with some Eskom sites, one of which is in Orkney.
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Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:56 am

Here are some pics showing pull pal. As you can see the hi lift jack is used as the horizontal arm.

The contraption doubles up a quick tyre remover as well. The braces are shaped on the ends as tyre levers and there is a loose little "foot" shown in the picture that is a bead breaker. The hi lift jack is fitted in the vertical position for the bead breaker.
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Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:40 am

Nifty, Mark!
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Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:47 am

Quite simple really, hey! Should be a piece of old takkie to make something like that up. :think:
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Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:44 pm

Do you have measurements for this contraption?
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Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:49 pm

Uh, there is a measuring tape on the pic.... :lol:

Nope unfortunately not, sorry!

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