sorry I missed that. I must have skipped over it the other day when the thread started.Miffy said::tonka: he is wreckmaster Certified :tonka:
I ran into issues with Donnie some years ago . Donnie Cruise was the orginal wreck master . He and i met up in Baltimore several years ago , at that time a few towing brains including Donnie and I were brain storming the removal of a sunken barge above the Niagra falls . Lets just say He and I didnt see eye to eye and apparently no one else liked his calculations on the barge as its still sunk there :sonicjay:Yetti said:sorry I missed that. I must have skipped over it the other day when the thread started.
I finished up the 2/3 training today. so the next level will be out to our shop in the fall. the teacher was outstanding for his knowlage of recovery operations.
Several of the folks at GLFWDA either already have or are working towards their ham's. Primarily for the runs in Canada where it is so remote. Haven't heard too much about ham's for local wheelin. I also hear they use them alot out west.victorymike said:I bought the 4 Wheeler's Bible to read up on things exactly like this topic (and lucky for me it has TONS more good info). Thanks for this topic.
From the minor hijack of this thread: My CB has a built in SWR and you can tune the radio to the antenna (as opposed to tuning the antenna to the radio). And I am a ham (N1URQ) and have a mobile 2 meter radio. First I have heard of fellow Jeepers using their hams on the trails. If this is the way everybody is going I'll swap my 2 meter from my truck into my Jeep, like I did with my CB. Is there a thread on this?...couldn't find one via the search feature.
whiterhino said:A good 2" strap is generally rated at 20,000 pounds. Yes, a full size rig pulling a jeep is possible to over load the strap but only if the pulling rig was hitting it too hard or the stuck vehicle is really mired down. Use a 2" strap for light tugs & you won't have a problem.
I know someone who would run theirs in a wash machine, with little to no detergent...FlatFender said:Quick Question.
What can you safely use to clean a recovery strap? I jut got a "new" tree strap and it is filthy, something like Simple Green maybe?
Basic mechanics, really.Trail_Fanatic said:The math might lose some of us, but I think I'll listen anyway.
He's a Physics professor!
I love it when we have the chance to learn from those more knowledgeable that ourselves.
I'd like to thank EVERYONE who has posted help and hints, especially Grandman for starting it.
Let's hope that EVERYONE reads them . . . and USES them!
Haggar said:Basic mechanics, really.
Actually, you'd find thats an old-school method for recovery as well. I have used that method for getting vehicles off trailers and tow dollies and such:
Hook my straps together with a ratchet strap, and tie one side to said broken vehicle, and the other 6 ft up a tree. Ratchet as tight as possible, then sit with full weight on the middle of the strap.
usually with practical rope lengths, its a 10-50 x multiplication.
Of course, I've done some tightrope walking in my time, and understand the subject better than most..