Brand :Roadsafe Automotive
Roadsafe 4WD have supplemented the recovery range with a small 'Quick Grab' recovery kit. Featuring 8000kg snatch Strap, two 4750kgs bow shackles plus a pair of golves, all in a quick bag, the roadsafe 4WD Quick Grab Kit is all you need to get your recovery gear kit started.
Keeping people safe Only the drivers of the stranded and recovery vehicles should be in the vehicles during a recovery. Ensure all other people stay at least 1.5 times the un-stretched strap length away from the vehicles and adjacent to the line of the recovery. Never stand between vehicles connected by a Recovery Strap. Setting up and Making the Recovery
• Assess the situations of the stranded vehicle. If the stranded vehicle has bottomed out, clear out under the body so it rests on the wheels. The recovery vehicle should be placed within reach of the snatch strap and if possible directly in line with the direction of pull. If this is not possible due to insufficient length, two straps may be joined using the correct method. Never join snatch straps with a bow shackle, as this may become a lethal missile in the event of strap breakage.
• The strap should be unrolled and connected to a secure recovery point on each vehicle, ensuring that the strap is not twisted. Approximately 2-3 metres of slack strap should be left between the stranded and recovery vehicle. Do not connect to a tow ball or tie down point. Check your vehicle handbook for recovery point locations or use correctly rated and fitted aftermarket recovery points.
• To reduce the risk of vehicle damage and personal injury, hang a suitable damper over the Recovery Strap approx. midway between the vehicles. This will restrict the whipping action of the strap should it break.
• Check all connections, and clear all bystanders to a safe distance of at least 1.5 times the length of the unstretched strap away from vehicles and adjacent to the line of recovery. Never allow bystanders to be in line with the recovery.
• With communications maintained between all participants, the recovery vehicle should gently accelerate to take up the slack and proceed on, allowing the kinetic energy of the strap to pull out the stranded vehicle. For best results the stranded vehicle can assist by trying to drive at the same time.
• If the vehicle is not recovered on the first attempt, check under the stranded vehicle for obstacles. Reset the slack in the Recovery Strap and try again with a little more speed by the recovery vehicle. Note – Excessive speed or a continual jerking action whilst using a Recovery Strap may result in damage to the recovery point, chassis and driveline of both vehicles.
• Where proper use of the Snatch Strap is unsuccessful, use an appropriate sized recovery winch to recover the stranded vehicle.
• Once free, the recovered vehicle should take care not to run over the Snatch Strap, as this could result in damage to the strap.
• Do not attempt to remove the strap until both vehicles are stationary and secured. General care and Maintenance
• Never allow your straps to rub against sharp or hot surfaces.
• Avoid twists or kinks in the webbing.
• Always coil your straps when not in use.
• Clean your straps with warm water with a mild detergent, allowing them to dry thoroughly before coiling for storage. Foreign materials such as sand and grit can permanently damage strap fibres.
• Before and after use, check the full length of the straps for nicks and cuts. If damaged, the strap should be replaced.
• Never use the strap as a lifting device. • Inspect all bow shackles, before and after use, for damage. Pins that are difficult to turn suggests that the shackle has been overstressed and requires replacement.