Vehicle Recovery - How NOT to do it

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Location: Brackenfell

Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:36 am

Have a look at this video, it is a bit long and the camera work sucks, but it is very informative.

These guys did everything wrong. I mean everything! They were extremely lucky that nobody was injured and that there was no serious damage to vehicles. From winching with a bunch of people standing around the winch, to joining straps with a shackle, joining two different kinds of straps, to snatching on a tow ball.

The winch cable broke, the tow strap broke and the tow ball was pulled out of whack, and they got away with it every time. BUT their luck cant hold forever. Please take note and DONT ever do recoveries like this. This is dangerous work, and can cause serious injuries." onclick=";return false;
Thys de Jager
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Vehicle: '94 Hilux Raider 2.4i (22RE) DC 4x4
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Location: Rynfield

Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:49 am

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
Dat almal lewendig daar weg gekom het is 'n wonderwerk.
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Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:08 am

Hilux 4x4. . . . :thumbup:
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Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:35 am

Hierdie ouens moet dringend n 4x4 kursus bywoon, hulle speel op AVBOB se stoep.

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Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:15 pm

Wow, that was the worst recovery effort I've ever seen! These guys obviously don't belong to a forum like this one! :)
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