Deluxe Winch Bullbar, note the hilift type jack bolted
on topof the roller fairlead guide.
Note also the rather flimsy skid plate, I have since replaced
this with one that comes all the way up to the base of
the bullbar and made from 4mm mild steel plate. Due to
the angular shape of the bullbar, a special adaptor (that
ARB will charge you dearly for) is required in order to
safely use the hilift jack.
bought an ARB Deluxe Winch Bullbar (Frog's
Island 4x4), which is an awesome bit of kit,
(read: bloody waste of money!)
but I'm not going to fit an electric winch (WARN
XD9000) because they are so bloody expensive! So
I'm going for the Black Rat recovery winch.
Well I would do if it hadn't been "affirmative actioned"
in Port Durban.
I bought a TruckAir compressor which seems to work nicely
enough. Still going strong after
©, "Tirfor" © & "Black Rat"
4x4 has come to my aid with the offer of sponsored
recovery equipment, so I have their versions of the Tirfor
and Hi-Lift. They have also donated the following kit:
x BR Recovery Bag
1 x Quick Access flat laying recovery bag with reflective
1 x 9m x 60mm Heavy Duty Snatch-Em Strap
1 x Bow Shackle 16mm x 19mm; 3.2 Tonne Rated (lost
due to corrugations)
1 x Bow Shackle 19mm x 22mm; 4.7 Tonne Rated (lost
due to corrugations)
1 x Tree Trunk Protector 3m x 75mm; 10,000kgs BS
1 x Off-road Block, greasable; 5mm to 11mm
1 x Open weave drying bag
1 x Heavy Duty 5m x 25mm Ratchet Tie Down
2 x Leather Safety Gloves
x Bow Shackle 16mm x 19mm; 3.2 Tonne Rated
x Black Rat Recovery Winch - 1600kg (Stolen
in Port Durban)
x Folding Shovel (lost in the
sand after a recovery)
x 6m Ratchet Tie Down
x Power Lifter Jack (Not quite
equivalent to a Hi-Lift: I noticed that the "backbone"
had bent after a wheel change. Obviously OK for your usual
4x4 activities but obviously not expedition spec. i.e.
it had bent whilst lifting my 2.9 tonne vehicle - not
drastically, but enough for me to notice and to seek out
x Towing Kit & Bag (left
in another vehicle after towing)
x 12" square x 2" deep Wooden block (my own)
you want any more information on these or other Black
Rat recovery kit just talk to James Howell at Paltypus
then, hamba kuhle...