We carry a range of recovery equipment to improve our chances of self recovery should we get stick somewhere.
Long Handled Shovel
A basic recovery item. Also useful around the camp.
A useful item when there is another vehicle available to assist. They can be dangerous if precautions not taken. Do NOT us shackles to join straps. Only attach to proper recovery points on vehicles (NOT towball).
These are laid on the ground in front of the tyres to assist with traction.
High Lift Jack
Able to lift the the vehicle much higher than a standard jack. Useful when the vehicle is sitting high off the ground, and allows road building under the vehicle. Care needs to be taken as they can be very unstable.
We have a Bighaul hand winch in the BT50. A hand winch has the advantage that it can be used to pull in any direction. It does not need electrical power to operate, but it does need physical effort. Used as last resort.
Not strictly for recovery, but very useful for removing logs across the track, and also for cutting firewood.
We have a Bushranger Max Air Compressor which enables us to re-inflate the tyres very quickly.