Offroad driving demands strong, reliable recovery tow points to cope with a huge variety of recovery situations. The purpose of a recovery tow point is to provide a safe and secure point from which to recover a stuck vehicle. There is much confusion amongst 4WD’ers regarding tow points, unfortunately, this has been exacerbated because many modern vehicles are fitted with generic tow points. Generic tow points are not vehicle specific, and while rated to 10,000lbs (4.5t) or similar, mounting them is often done by the vehicle owner, who is not in a position to ascertain whether the mounting location can handle the loads exerted during a recovery.
Depending upon how and where these points are mounted, generic style tow points can be unsuitable for recovery situations, and have been seen to fail during recovery operations. Roadsafe Tow Points undergo considerable research and development. The new Roadsafe point was designed based on the actual vehicle, with CAD drawings and 3D printing for test fitting prototypes. This allows for any bugs to be ironed out prior to any actual manufactured prototype for vehicle fitment, destruction testing, and finally on-vehicle testing in ‘real life’ recovery situations. Roadsafe 4WD recommend fitting Roadsafe Tow Points as a matched pair, bolted to the chassis, and used in conjunction with each other in all recovery situations with use of an Equalising strap (bridle).
All Roadsafe Tow Points have been destruction tested during development, to ensure they have the ability to cope with a variety of potential recovery situations.
Tow points have been designed on vehicles without bull bars. in some circumstances the bull bar mounting bolts/brackets may utilise the same chassis holes that are utilised for tow point fitment. Most of the time, thee is a fix around this, however in some instances where bull bars have been fitted, it precludes the opportunity to fit the tow points without major modifications.
These recovery points have a Working Load Limit of 5000kgs
Recovery of stuck vehicles can be dangerous.
– Always inspect the tow points and shackles before each use.
– DO NOT use if there a visible signs of damage or wear (including cracking or elongation).
– DO NOT exceed the working load limit of the shackle or tow points.
– ALWAYS stay a safe distance away from the recovery area – at least 1.5 times the length of the recovery strap.
– Incorrect use of recovery equipment can result in serious injury or death.
– ALWAYS ensure that adequate preparation for the recovery, to minimise the strain on either vehicle, has been undertaken. IE. Digging etc.
– If you do not understand how to use this equipment safely or are uncomfortable with your abilities in the use of recovery equipment, please complete a course that specialises in four wheel driving & 4WD Vehicle Recovery