Rotorburn equivalent for utes?

Dales Cannon

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Just don’t swerve for anything at highway speeds unless you really want to test how strong the roll cage is … Don’t put sticky tyres on it, you want them to understeer/slide to reduce the chance of a rollover.
Lots of moose up north.

On beaches winches, with very few exceptions, pull other people out, if you are going solo recovery includes bridle strap, tow strap, snatch strap, shackles and maxtrax or cheap and nasty copy. Compressor is not negotiable. You already have a decent tyre gauge. Don't fall for deflaters or fancy gauges that pull valves.
 

beeb

beebenson
maxtrax or cheap and nasty copy.
Unless the knock-offs have got a lot better over the last couple of years, I'd say it's worth spending the premium for the "brand name" version(s). Seen several of the cheapies just shatter into pieces when required for a recovery.

They're probably my most disliked form of recovery regardless. Might be alright in soft sand, but about 80% of the times we tried them in mud/loose dirt/rocky dirt, etc... if the wheel spun at all they'd just launch the track from under the wheel (Note: Don't stand in font/behind tracks when a recovery is in progress). I imagine the only time that they wouldn't be sketchy would be if you had lockers installed, and then if you've got stuck with lockers you're probably going to need a winch anyway.
 

Dales Cannon

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Unless the knock-offs have got a lot better over the last couple of years, I'd say it's worth spending the premium for the "brand name" version(s). Seen several of the cheapies just shatter into pieces when required for a recovery.

They're probably my most disliked form of recovery regardless. Might be alright in soft sand, but about 80% of the times we tried them in mud/loose dirt/rocky dirt, etc... if the wheel spun at all they'd just launch the track from under the wheel (Note: Don't stand in font/behind tracks when a recovery is in progress). I imagine the only time that they wouldn't be sketchy would be if you had lockers installed, and then if you've got stuck with lockers you're probably going to need a winch anyway.
I have only used them on sand, not mud, they got me and the camper out last Dec when we were on our own. Have also seen some copies break in two and shatter in use. I recently recovered a 4.5t truck that was 'bogged' on wet grass but hadn't broken through the surface, we had 8 to use and placed them in four lots of two, the maxtrax helped a lot though one went backwards faster and further than I thought possible.
 

Knuckles

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Dunnit make it safer tho?

But yeah...wait until you get it to the end of the street, without it catching fire, ejecting you through the windscreen, ejecting the left rear through the neighbours bay window, dropping the transfer case oil, prop shaft and fuel tank, entering limp mode for the rest of its 60000km life or any of the tousands of other stereotype failures these bejing buckets and Landrovers are famous for, before investing in aftermarket crap.
 

stirk

Burner
Lots of moose up north.

On beaches winches, with very few exceptions, pull other people out, if you are going solo recovery includes bridle strap, tow strap, snatch strap, shackles and maxtrax or cheap and nasty copy. Compressor is not negotiable. You already have a decent tyre gauge. Don't fall for deflaters or fancy gauges that pull valves.
I've seen these tested on the interwebs and they work. https://www.deadmanoffroad.com/
Maxtrax would be the first option in the sand but this deadman looks handy with other uses.
 
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