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    Super old thread this but found a "comealong" at Adendorf: http://www.adendorff.co.za/ProductDe...HET-PULLER/750

    Seems to be cheap, fairly compact for recovery use barring the fact the pull length is 2m thus significantly more stop / start when 2m is reached.

    Cheaper than Tifor and a high jack lift (if using as a winch in an emergency).

    Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo View Post
    No, a 4 ton rachet and strap can only be used to secure something. Only the strap are rated 4 ton. The mechanism won't even pull 0.4 ton!

    But a 4 ton double pull rachet, like this, can be usefull and it's light, cheap and more versatile than a winch that's fixed to the front of a vehicle!
    I have one of those. Will resurrect it and pack it in the recovery box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Super_daav View Post
    Super old thread this but found a "comealong" at Adendorf: http://www.adendorff.co.za/ProductDe...HET-PULLER/750

    Seems to be cheap, fairly compact for recovery use barring the fact the pull length is 2m thus significantly more stop / start when 2m is reached.

    Cheaper than Tifor and a high jack lift (if using as a winch in an emergency).

    Any thoughts?
    How much rope/wire/chain do you need ?

    To what do you anchor?

    Safety factor if solo?

    I have just been through this after getting stuck in black cotton soil in Bots
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    How much rope/wire/chain do you need ?

    To what do you anchor?

    Safety factor if solo?

    I have just been through this after getting stuck in black cotton soil in Bots
    Ground anchor, snatch block, and some cable or kinetic rope?

    Dunno, I'm not big on this stuff, I try and avoid getting stuck.
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    I have both the come-a-long and 8ton sling ratchet in the recovery kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Ground anchor, snatch block, and some cable or kinetic rope?

    Dunno, I'm not big on this stuff, I try and avoid getting stuck.
    Ha ha ha , me too, but it happens and when it does at 4:00 of an afternoon with grey skies, pouring rain and you step out of you car into knee deep mud , that;s the time those very famous words come to mind

    "DOH"


    Got a winch now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Dunno, I'm not big on this stuff, I try and avoid getting stuck.
    You know what Murphy says. Just dare to forget all the junk at home JUST ONCE....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    How much rope/wire/chain do you need ?

    To what do you anchor?

    Safety factor if solo?

    I have just been through this after getting stuck in black cotton soil in Bots
    So would use recovery bridle, safety straps & likely 20m wire rope or recovery pull strap?

    Anchor would ideally be tree or ground anchor or 2nd vehicle (if not solo).

    Safety is issue so would use cable bag plus safety straps.

    What did you use in Bots and what are you using for the winch as anchor points?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super_daav View Post
    So would use recovery bridle, safety straps & likely 20m wire rope or recovery pull strap?

    Anchor would ideally be tree or ground anchor or 2nd vehicle (if not solo).

    Safety is issue so would use cable bag plus safety straps.

    What did you use in Bots and what are you using for the winch as anchor points?

    I didn't

    Picture the scene, on a very wet plain, nearest tree maybe 60-70 m away. I have kinetic strap, tow ropes, 10T jack, airbag.

    I now drive into black cotton soil.

    I could have gotten the vehicle off the ground (maybe) with a lot of effort, but there was very little around to use as packing. I carry some large bags with to use as sand bags, but this was all mud.

    After digging behind the wheels, the holes just filled up with water. That black cotton soil just sticks to your tyres and you get no grip but the stuff clings to your tyres like crazy.

    Maybe mud tracks would have worked but you would have needed 3 x longer than the vehicle to do more than 6 inches at a time.

    The two best options were a winch with sufficient rope/wire/extensions to cover that 70m or a friend in another 4x4. Lucky for me a game driver came past and we jerked out.
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    or if you have a winch you can use one of these.(pic attached) My dad build mine. He is a boilermaker for more than 30 years and he knows how to weld this together. They just dig in the ground the more you pull on it. Then it has a shackle on the top and you can pull it out again. Black powder coated with shackles.
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    Mail me some pics plz. I like! Some dimensions too. And material used. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBJeep View Post
    or if you have a winch you can use one of these.(pic attached) My dad build mine. He is a boilermaker for more than 30 years and he knows how to weld this together. They just dig in the ground the more you pull on it. Then it has a shackle on the top and you can pull it out again. Black powder coated with shackles.
    Now that looks like a nifty piece of equipment. Can he make more ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    Now that looks like a nifty piece of equipment. Can he make more ?
    Classic ground anchor. Various designs. Most 4x4 kit suppliers will have a version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    Now that looks like a nifty piece of equipment. Can he make more ?
    Jip, he makes them as he is on pension to earn a few bucks. Pension is not to great. He puts a lot of work and effort in it and looks real professional and the welding is done with many years of experience.
    The complete unit with 2 shackles and powder coated is R2500 without shipping.
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