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22 05, 2018

Mud Driving: A Few Techniques

2019-11-20T08:07:25+02:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , |

The off-road adventure will at one point or the other bring you a time and place where you will have to cross a muddy path. This can be a challenging task and having a few techniques at hand can really get you out of the thick of it. Before we get into the actual driving let’s first go over a few basics when it comes to sand and water. First thing to remember is that sand in different areas reacts differently to water. Sand which does not contain clay particles becomes mud when water comes into contact with it and acts [...]

3 04, 2018

4X4 And Water Crossings

2019-11-20T08:08:10+02:00Apr 3rd, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , , |

Water crossings are one of the more challenging aspects of off-roading. When it comes to a water crossing you want to make sure you have all the necessary information on how to get through a water crossing successfully as well as any recovery gear. Being over prepared is better than having only half of what you need. There are some things to keep in mind when going off somewhere you are likely to find a water crossing. Water in the Diff Oil It is extremely important to take your time and let the transmission and differentials cool down before crossing. The [...]

5 03, 2018

4X4 Recovery Gear Checklist

2019-11-20T08:08:40+02:00Mar 5th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , , , |

It is always better to have a list of what you need. This way you will have the gear you need for a recovery. Here are some standard checklists for your recovery gear, starting from your basic kit all the way to your advanced kit. Basic 4×4 Recovery List Item Snatch Strap 2 x 3.25t Bow shackles Recovery gloves Recovery bag Intermediate Recovery List (in addition to above) Item Snatch Strap 2 x 3.25t Bow shackles 1 x 4.75t bow shackle Recovery gloves Tree trunk protector Recovery bag Advanced Recovery List (in addition to above) Item Snatch Strap 2 x 3.25t [...]

21 02, 2018

Snatch, or Kinetic Straps

2019-11-20T08:08:52+02:00Feb 21st, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , |

Using the right equipment is always in your best interest and in the case of recovery same goes for your friend. Towing straps are not to be confused with the kinetic straps. The towing strap is shorter in length and does not have the ability to stretch to the extent the kinetic strap does. Kinetic straps are often 9 – 11 metres in length while towing ropes are limited to about 4 metres. Kinetic straps of about 11 metres are able to stretch approximately 1 metre. The pulling power of the kinetic strap comes from the ability for the strap to [...]

16 01, 2018

Why is a winch important

2019-11-20T08:09:41+02:00Jan 16th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , , , |

Overall winches are hugely advantageous. Having a winch can help you out of a tricky situation. You may find yourself stuck and in need of a good pull to get you out. And if you like an extreme drive then a winch is what is helping you get up those steep inclines. Perhaps a friend needs some help and you have just the winch for it. Plus they just look really awesome. With the unpredictable nature of the off-road experience it important to you you can get yourself out a tight spot. Considering the strength and utility it offers, a winch [...]