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Offline NoisyCricket

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Off-road Recovery Safety Tips
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 03:52:15 PM »
Here is the outline that I used at the last meeting.

1) Recovery Kit
   
  • Gloves
  • Tree Saver
  • Recovery Strap
  • Winch Blanket/Damper
  • Clevis/Shackle (Metal or Soft)
  • Snatch Block
  • Shovel/Hand Tools
  • Hi-Lift/Farm Jack
  • Air Jack*
  • Ground Anchor*
  • MaxTrax*
*Nice to have?

2) Gear Tips
   
  • Weight Ratings - 1.5x and up
  • Inpecst all gear for wear and tear.
    • Shackles for cracks, deformations, pins move freely
       
  • Straps/Winch lines for chafing, knicks and cuts.
  • Occasionally respool Winches under a load
  • Prevents line from getting pitched in the gaps
  • Have Frame mounted winch points
  • Be aware how your receiver hitch is mounted
  • Clevis/Shackles (rated shackles only)
    • Metal
      • Highly regulated (SWL)
      • No paint
      • Stay American
            
    • Soft
      • Strong
      • Light
      • Don’t turn into projectiles
            
       
  • Frames mounted Tow points
    • Be aware how your receiver is mounted
       

3) Recovery Tips
   
  • Don’t Rush
  • Be aware of the terrain
    • Flat, incline, decline, other hazards
    • Recovery Objective - Parking brake
    • Keep spectators at a safe distance
       
  • Kinetic pull or Static pull
    • Kinetic pull
      • Use recovery strap
      • Don’t use chains or Tow straps
            
    • Static pull
      • Tow straps with no hooks
      • Chains (not a fan)
      • Winch (How many good pulls?)
            
       
  • Wear Gloves when working with a winch.
    • Keep hands away from the fairleads
       
  • Use a tree saver
    • Don’t choke tree
    • Don’t use a recovery rope
       
  • Keep mount points as low as possible
  • Avoid running lines/straps over abrasive surfaces
  • Don’t sideload shackles
    • Back off pin ¼ turn to prevent binding.
       
  • Alway hook up (Hook throat up)
  • Dampen Lines
  • Pop hood
  • Keep vehicle running
  • Spotter (hand signals)

Never use a tow ball - Receiver with pin could be used - Don’t straddle recovery lines
Failure is an option, so try to stay away from potential projectiles


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« Last Edit: May 10, 2019, 04:02:24 PM by NoisyCricket »