When using a recovery rope, the vehicle performing the recovery takes a short run up to generate kinetic energy before the rope goes tight. This kinetic energy is then transferred via the rope in the form of stretch, to the stuck vehicle. A sling shot effect is applied to the stuck vehicle causing it to lunge forward. The operation is similar to stretching a elastic band between your fingers and when performed with the Sherpa kinetic rope is smooth and controlled.
Sherpa kinetic recovery ropes have a guaranteed minimum 30% stretch which means the sling shot effect is much greater then an ordinary flat snatch strap. Having this additional stretch means recoveries are softer on the vehicles with less of a jolt on the equipment and individuals. Once you use a quality kinetic recovery rope you will never want to go back to the flat snatch strap.
Recovery Rope Features:
How to select your recovery rope rating:
As a rule of thumb, select a recovery rope rated to at least 3 times your vehicles Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM). Your vehicles GVM is often printed on the sticker inside your vehicles door.
As an example, common 4x4 vehicles such as a Nissan Patrol, Toyota Landcruiser will have a GVM of ~3,300kg. Many of the popular dual cab utes like the D-Max, Hilux or Ranger are around the 3,000kg rating. The Sherpa 22mm
(7/8") recovery rope achieves a rating of 13,300 kg which suits the majority of users including those towing a van or boat. For people running massive trucks or those who just don't want to mess around, the 38mm (1-1/2") recovery rope has you covered. This rope is so strong it can be used to recover mining equipment and industrial trucks, ideal for military applications.
Note: Nylon ropes can loose up to 10% of their rated strength with continued immersion in water.
|Diameter||Length||Minimum Breaking Strain (MBS)|
|22mm (7/8")||9m (30ft)||13,300 kg (29,260 lb)|
|38mm (1-1/2")||9m (30ft)||33,600 kg (73,920 lb)|
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