Date Registered: 09-2004
Location: Lambton ( Newcastle)
TOTAL POSTS: 141
Re: Recovery Points
May be a bit late on this subject but have read in my manual the following quote.
Page 10-5 In Case of Emergency
" Freeing Vehicle From Sand,Snow or Mud "
* Use the towing hooks ONLY, not other parts of the vehicle.Otherwise, the vehicle body will be damaged.
*Use the towing hooks ONLY to free a vehicle stuck in Sand,snow,mud etc. NEVER tow the vehicle for a long distance using only the towing hooks.
*The towing hook is under tremendous force when used to free a stuck vehicle. Always pull the cable straight out from the front of the vehicle.NEVER pull on the hook at a sideways angle.
Do not allow anyone to stand near the towing line during the operation.
End of Quote
Just for your information we were snatch strapped out & towed for 500 metres on our last trip to Stockton Beach using a front hook only with no problems at all.(We were bogged pretty well.)
During our accredited training course 6 months ago the instructor said the Tow Bar without the tongue using the bolt ?( not sure what it is called ) was a good towing point & used it twice during the training day with no problems.
See you all soon
Dennis X-041 ( c )
2010 ST T31 Manual
Flint metallic , 6 speed manual, nudge bar, tow bar, window tint, paint & fabric protection.
22/Feb/2005, 10:24 pm