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Jan302017

Winch Fundamentals 101 – What You Need To Know!

  Truck winch bumpers are one of the more popular upgrades that many off-roaders make to their trucks. The right winch can be instrumental in a great recovery if you end up stuck somewhere out on the trail. Yet do you really know how to pick the right type for those winch bumpers? Before you make any purchasing decision, learn about the important components and available options so you will make the right choice for your priceless off-road truck or Jeep. Winch Motor Types Electric bumper winches get their power from built-in motors. They can be purchased with two different motor types: permanent … READ MORE >

Dec292016

What Not To Do During A Winch Recovery!

Truck winch bumpers are important recovery gear that most off-road trucks really need. Of course, installing one of these is no guarantee of a good recovery. Before attempting to move any truck that is stuck, off-roaders must know exactly what to do – and not do – with their winches during recovery. The biggest mistakes made during vehicle recovery can be the most costly and dangerous. Do Not Wrap Around A Tree or Boulder Incorrectly Trees and large boulders are great recovery anchor points, at least they are when used the right way. Never wrap a cable directly around a tree as … READ MORE >

Dec252016

Winching – The Difference Between Tow and Recovery Straps!

There are a few techniques that all off-roaders should know before they hit the trails, since the day will inevitably come when those truck winch bumpers and recovery gear will come in handy. There is a critical difference between how tow straps and recovery straps should be used. Though they may seem the same to the novice, it is imperative that drivers understand the difference between the two and how to safely use them. Each strap has its place when used in combination with winch bumpers, d-rings, recovery points. and other safety equipment. Tow and Recovery Straps Are Not the Same! Tow … READ MORE >

Dec222016

Winching for Newbies!

Whether you’re new to offroading or your pants are permanently stained from years of dirt and grease, you probably recognize the importance of a functioning winch. This may not be the first upgrade you make to your 4×4, but it is something on everyone’s short list – and for good reason. When out on the trails, getting stuck is not just a potential hazard, it is an eventual truth and it is going to happen. Winches are not just a staple of offroading because they look cool. They are one of the most effective tools owners use to get themselves and … READ MORE >

Dec222016

Secure Retrieval with a Shackle

When it comes to vehicle recovery, it’s an excellent idea to not only have good, sturdy pull points on your aftermarket bumper, but also some good recovery equipment that is rated to handle loads far beyond what your Nissan pickup truck or Jeep will ever put on them. Basic recovery equipment should start with a shackle (also known as a D-ring) and a recovery strap. Winches, winch anchors, shovels, ramps, etc are also a good idea, but you should at least have a good strap and D-ring in your truck at all times. And, of course, a good custom steel … READ MORE >