General safety considerations for all 4x4 vehicle recoveries

Date: 
27th November 2012

The following general safety considerations apply for all 4x4 recoveries:

  • A standard tow bar or tow ball is unsuitable as a recovery point
  • You should have suitable, professionally fitted recovery points to the front and rear of all vehicles involved in a recovery.
  • Follow equipment safety and usage instructions.
  • Assess the situation and where possible make the stuck vehicle easier to extricate by digging if badly stuck in mud, or packing ruts with small rocks or branches.

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