Choosing the right size Kinetic Recovery Rope would all depend on the weight of the vehicles. Kinetic Recovery Cords, or snatch belts, are ideal for dragging a vehicle out of deep mud, sand, snow, or silt.
Kinetic Energy Recovery Ropes stretch up to 30 percent like a rubber band. This allows the band to use its own kinetic energy to help dislodge a trapped vehicle. Kinetic Recovery Ropes are safer and tougher than chains, cords, and regular tow belts.
Diameters and lengths differ depending on the weight of the vehicle. Tactical Recovery Equipment (TRE) kinetic ropes use double-braided nylon coated with a urethane polymer coating. This protects the rope against abrasion, water, and UV rays. It comes with heavy-duty eye loops at each end.
Correctly choosing the right recovery rope can be the difference between pulling yourself out of a ditch every time and being stuck with a broken rope.
The rope’s diameter determines the strength and usability of the kinetic cord. There are plenty of different diameters to choose from 1/2 inch to 2 inches.
What Size Kinetic Recovery Rope Do I Need?
Usually, you choose recovery gear to recover your own vehicle. It’s best to pick a size that suits your own vehicle’s weight best.
Quality Features Include:
- Heavy-duty double braided Nylon
- Urethane polymer coating
- Heavy Duty eye loops at both ends
- Assembled by certified splicers
- Defense against abrasion in the eyes and on rope body
- 30% under load elongation
Kinetic Recovery Ropes, AKA snatch ropes or yanker ropes, stretch and transfer kinetic energy from the puller to the stuck vehicle. The rope’s ability to stretch is crucial. It sets a quality kinetic recovery rope’s design apart from a traditional tow rope or tow harness.
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Best Kinetic Recovery Rope Best Practices
- Check that the equipment is in good shape and not damaged. A kinetic recovery rope needs to have a minimum break load (MBL or MTS) is approximately 2-3 times the GVW. Follow the instructions in the chart below to pick a rope for your vehicle.
- Remove any obstructions from the stuck vehicle’s direction, so that it has a clear way out of the stuck.
- Mount rope on both vehicles-use a suitable shackle or tow point. Use recovery points on the farm that are welded or bolted.
WARNING: Never attach recovery equipment to a tow ball. It’s not designed to be used this way and it may malfunction, resulting in serious damage.
- Ensure the environment is well open to all spectators. No person should be within 1.5x the length of the rope of either vehicle unless one vehicle is within. Tow out the vehicle. The towing vehicle will take off in the tow rope with slack and travel up to 5 mph max.
WARNING: With a correctly fitted chain do not exceed 5 MPH
- Put a driver in the stuck vehicle so they can control the vehicle once it is recovered.
- Unhook your rope and store it in a safe place.
Specifications & Range of Kinetic Recovery Rope
The rope properties below are the strengths reported for the sizes of the rope that we make. The Vehicle Class is a guide for selecting the correct rope size for your application.
It is not a hard and fast law. Many environmental variables such as slope, form, and strength of terrain vehicle mire it. They all play a role in deciding the force to retrieve the stuck vehicle.
WARNING: Do not pull or twist sideways on the recovery points they are designed to handle side loads.
You may encounter crazy weather conditions. These conditions will only add stress and the potential for equipment failure. Having a rope that is way too strong is better than on that just meets the limits of your vehicle.
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