4WD vehicle recovery is an inescapable element of driving off road. Preparing yourself for the inevitable before heading to the backcountry will ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for you and your passengers. ARB’s 4×4 recovery gear is engineered and manufactured to the highest standards, making it ideal for recreational use as well as competition.
As the name suggests, this strap is used for the sole purpose of extending the reach of a winch rope. The winch extension strap is simply connected to the anchor point at one end and to the winch cable at the other. A recovery damper should be placed over the middle third of the winch extension strap and another over the middle third of the winch rope.
If using a snatch block, care should be taken that the strap does not enter the block or damage will result. Any twist should be removed from the strap before it is subjected to any load.
ARB winch extension straps are manufactured from 100% polyester, are available in 20 metre / 60 feets lengths and come in two minimum breaking strength (MBS) ratings – 4500kg (9900lb) and 8000kg (17,500lb).
When the only thing preventing your vehicle from imminent danger is a narrow fabric strap, nothing but the best will do. Don’t trust your vehicle to substandard recovery gear that could jeopardize your safety and your vehicle. Likewise, make sure you’re using appropriate equipment for your situation. The old adage “the right tool for the job” can certainly be applied to vehicle recovery. For every situation, there is an article of recovery gear specifically designed to handle the task – from snatch straps to exhaust jacks.