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Soft Shackles

Soft Shackles in use at Winter 4×4 Jamboree

During this last Winter 4×4, we were able to use our TRE Soft Shackles in recovery. They easily replace a D-ring, so if you or the person you are recovering doesn’t have one, no problem. These soft shackles will not only replace the D-ring, but they are much more versatile. You can wrap these around virtually anything; roll cages, bumpers and whatever else you can find. With a breaking strength of 25,000 pounds and light-weight, these tools are easy to use and will get the job done.


Soft Shackles are made from 3/8” synthetic winch rope with a breaking strength over 18,500 lbs. Each soft shackle has an inside diameter of approximately 7 inches. Soft Shackles are used in many situations instead of a steel shackle and are considered a high strength replacement for most situations requiring the use of a steel shackle. Soft Shackles are made from the same high strength synthetic winch rope in use on a lot of winches to give you the same advantages of high strength, light weight, and ease in handling. Soft Shackles are used in many situations instead of steel shackles and are considered a high strength replacement for most situations.

Some of the Advantages of Soft Shackles:

  • Light enough to float
  • Stronger than steel cable in equivalent sizes
  • Can be wrapped around objects that steel cable and shackles cannot without damage to your vehicle


  • Can be wrapped around a roll cage to upright a vehicle
  • Can be attached to an anchor point the same way a steel shackle is used
  • Can quickly be wrapped around a bumper, axle or anything else for a quick pull
  • Can be used in place of Anchor Shackles and D-ring shackles in just about any application

Note: Soft Shackles are made of the same synthetic rope as winch rope and are susceptible to cutting and fraying. Please replace rope if you notice any of these.

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Winter 4×4 Jamboree Event

Hump n Bump line up

TRE in attendance – Winter 4×4 Jamboree  

winter 4x4

The 2016 Winter 4×4 Jamboree will be held January 22nd and 23rd, near St. George, Utah. TRE is a proud sponsor of Winter 4×4 and will be attending both days! Come join us out on the trails and visit our Tactical Recovery tent! We will have our products at the site and ready for you! We are excited to be out in St. George and to get our rigs dusty! This is a good time to get the information of our products you need and to purchase with special rates! Continue reading Winter 4×4 Jamboree Event

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TRE is Going to Hump-n-Bump This Weekend!

Hump-n-Bump 2015

The 34th annual Hump-n-Bump is this weekend, November 6th and 7th, and TRE will be there!

Come join us on the 4×4 trails and stop by the TRE tent that will be located by the front entrance. 

Check out Tactical Recovery Products like:

Safety Thimble, Safety Fairlead, Soft Shackles, Snatch Block, Kinetic-Energy Tow Rope and more! Continue reading TRE is Going to Hump-n-Bump This Weekend!

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Snatch Block by TRE

Snatch Block

The Snatch Block from TRE is the perfect recovery tool to keep with you when off road. It is easy to use and will increase your recovery options when put in a tight situation. If you need to haul a lot of weight in a short distance or increase the power of the winch, the easy to use swing block is a must have. This highly functional single bearing sheave is a revolutionary design that helps make the recovery simple.

TRE Snatch Block Features:

  • Heavy duty self lubricating single bearing Delrin sheave – pulley wheel
  • Lightweight – under 2lbs,
  • Precision made from aircraft grade Aluminum
  • Designed specifically for synthetic winch ropes
  • Easy to use swing block
  • Easy to store due to compact design
  • Anodized black
  • Made in USA

When working with angled pulls, you want to stay safe and improve your recovery. This Snatch Block can be used in a way that protects your rope as well as the spectators involved with the recovery. Increase the versatility of your winch with the Snatch Block from TRE.

*The Snatch Block is made for off road vehicle use only.

Click here to read more about the TRE Snatch Block or purchase one directly from

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Safety Thimble 2

Safety Thimble 2

The Safety Thimble is designed to prevent the thimble from getting pulled into the fairlead where most accidents happen in winching, often due to winch “run-on” from electric winches.  The Thimble, unlike hooks and and standard steel thimbles, does not scratch your fairlead which causes damage to synthetic winch ropes. It is also the lightest and most versatile recovery option to be used with synthetic winchline. It is made of 6061 Aluminum and CNC precision machined making it the lightest and most versatile recovery option to be used with your winch. It was designed to be used with synthetic winch ropes and replaces the need for standard eye hooks. The Safety Thimble is designed and manufactured 100% in the USA. Continue reading Safety Thimble 2