Recovery kits and 4x4 winches to suit your adventures
From a 4x4 winch to kinetic ropes to recovery tracks, if you’re doing off-road adventuring, a 4WD recovery kit for your vehicle is non-negotiable. In fact, recovery gear is the most important item in your 4WD.
Your recovery kit should be based on your specific vehicle and weight and the kind of 4WDing you’re intending to do, for example, gravel roads or extreme and isolated 4WD tracks.
What should be in your recovery kit
There are many ways to recover a vehicle, from a 4×4 winch to recovery tracks and kinetic rope or a snatch strap. But there are also some essentials that you need in your recovery kit, including:
Rated recovery points
Most 4WD enthusiasts build their kits over time, adding the items they need individually, however, you can buy kits with everything you need in them.
Common 4WD recovery solutions
A successful 4WD recovery takes the right gear, knowledge and experience so everyone involved can get out quickly and without incident.
When it comes to 4×4 recoveries there are two main ways to perform them:
Self-recovery involves using a winch and winching accessories and/or traction aids, such as recovery tracks and boards. If you do a lot of solo travel and 4WDing, a 4×4 winch and recovery tracks will be essential items for you.
Assisted recovery involves using another vehicle to recover your 4×4. This is where kinetic ropes, shackles and snatch straps will be handy for your recovery kit.
What you need to know about 4WD recovery tracks
4WD recovery tracks, also known as recovery boards, are versatile and reliable. This is one bit of kit you should have as part of your 4×4 recovery system because they are easy to carry and use.
Tracks are ideal for both self-recovery and assisted recovery to help you get out of sand, mud, loose terrain, ruts and snow.
And depending on your recovery situation, 4WD recovery tracks can be used in many different ways, for example, stacked, as a ladder, in a row, as an extra shovel, tied together, as a stable grounding for your jack or as a chock in front of your tyres.
A 4×4 winch is a great way to recover a 4WD vehicle and the ultimate self-recovery device. If you do or intend to do difficult 4WD tracks, a winch and the appropriate winching gear and accessories will be an investment in your off-road adventures and safety.
While you may not use it often, it will get you out of 99 per cent of situations and even the most difficult of recoveries.
Talk with the Midland 4WD Centre team to understand the different types on the market, the appropriate winch for your vehicle and how to use them properly.
Recovery kits and offroad gear for your 4x4
Being prepared for any recovery situation is the best way to have an enjoyable and safe adventure.
Generally, a recovery kit will include a snatch strap or kinetic rope, soft or metal shackles, winch dampener, recovery ring, tree trunk protector, bridle and other items to get you out of trouble.
While some 4WDers add to their kits over time, a ready-made recovery kit is an easy option because it already has everything you need. However, kits do vary, so it’s important to know what recovery kit is right for your vehicle.
Brands we carry:
At Midland 4WD Centre, our knowledgeable Perth team has used just about every piece of recovery gear on the market, which is why we sell and recommend:
TRED recovery boards
Have a safe trip and travel with 4WD recovery gear
Whatever adventure you are planning, recovery gear will help keep you safe and get you moving again. At Midland 4WD Centre, Canning Vale, we carry a full range of recovery gear and can help you select the option that’s the best for your vehicle and adventures.