Safety Thimble: Uses Less Connection Points with a Bow Shackle. One of the most impressive features of the Safety Thimble is the shape of the “eyelet” in the thimble. This purposely designed eyelet was originally designed for use with 3/4″ Bow Shackles (usually misnamed as D-Rings, but can also be referred as an Anchor Shackle). The eyelet on the Safety Thimble uniquely allows a 3/4″ Bow Shackle to be inserted into the Safety Thimble using either the “pin” end or the the “loop” end. Why is this significant? Because this allows the use of only one Bow Shackle to be used in a recovery. Winch Thimbles designed with just a round eyelet requires the user to use 2 Bow Shackles to make a connection. As everyone is aware, using less connection points reduces the amount of breaking points during winching. Less breaking points means less chance of a catastrophe happening while you are winching under a load.
Winter 4×4 Jamboree 2018
An off-road event like no other, the winter 4×4 Jamboree gets bigger and better each year. This Winter 4×4 Jamboree 2018 marked the fourth year that Tactical Recovery Equipment has attended while being a silver sponsor and vendor. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect with a warm 65 degrees on Thursday and Friday. The Weather then turned into rain and snow on Saturday but that made it better for the mud puddles!
Kinetic Recovery Ropes can pull you out of just about any situation including mud, sand, silt, or snow. Kinetic Recovery Ropes provide superior performance, strength and durability compared to conventional recovery and tow straps. The Kinetic Recovery Ropes ability to elongate, up to 30%, under load allows it to use it’s own kinetic energy to help reduce the amount of energy needed to recover your vehicle. TRE uses a double braided nylon rope that feature a urethane polymer coating making them resistant to UV, water and abrasion. Our recovery ropes are commercially braided and spliced with heavy duty loops on each end allowing multiple ways to make connections no matter what type of vehicle you are trying to recover.
Kinetic Recovery Rope Features:
- Urethane Polymer Coating to protect against abrasion, water and UV
- Heavy Duty eye loops on each end to make connections easy
- Ultimate transfer of the pulling vehicle’s kinetic energy by elongating up to 30%
- Absorbs bounce upon take off unlike cables, chains, or standard tow straps
- All TRE kinetic recovery ropes have Orange eye loops
TRE currently offers Kinetic Recovery Ropes in many different strengths depending on the weight of the vehicles being pulled.
Our 8500 lb capacity Kinetic Recovery Rope is perfect for UTV and side by sides weighing up to 4000 lbs. This rope is 1/2″ diameter and 25 ft in length.
Our 18,000 lb. capacity Kinetic Recovery Rope is perfect for Jeeps and other vehicles weighing up to 7,000 lbs. This rope is 3/4″ diameter and is 25 ft. in length.
Our 32,000 lb. capacity Kinetic Recovery Rope is ideal for large heavy Trucks and vehicles weighing up to 15,000 lbs. This rope is 1″ in diameter and 30 ft. in length.
Our 46,000 lb. capacity Kinetic Recovery Rope is for big heavy vehicles and construction equipment weighing up to 25,000 lbs. This rope is 1 1/4″ diameter and 30 ft. in length.
Factors on choosing a the right Kinetic Recovery Rope
There are a couple things you should keep in mind when determining which Kinetic Recovery Rope is right for you
- What is the weight of the vehicle you will most likely be pulling
- Are you pulling or snatching a vehicle that is stuck in deep mud, sand, silt or snow ( Kinetic Ropes are not made for towing
Also for Kinetic Recovery Ropes bigger is not necessarily better. These ropes are designed to be effective when they have the ability to stretch to help recover a vehicle. If you choose a rope that is too large of a capacity for the weight of the vehicle you will not get the Kinetic energy needed to be effective during the recovery. We suggest for most off road vehicles the 18,000 lb. rope to be the most effective.
If you would like to see more description of each of our ropes, then please check out this link Kinetic Recovery Ropes.
Tactical Recovery Equipment offers a synthetic replacement winch rope for Warn 8274-50 winches. The Warn 8274-50 winch was originally sold with 5/16 wire cable. We recommend for synthetic winch rope to upgraded to a minimum 3/8 x 125 ft. or a max of 3/8″ x 150 ft. synthetic winch rope. This upgrade give your winch rope a breaking strength of 20,000 lbs. which is more than double the strength of the original 5/16 cable, allowing you a significant safety factor while winching. All TRE Replacement Synthetic Winch Ropes are made of true Sk75 12 strand synthetic rope with a breaking strength of 20,000 pounds. Our Replacement Synthetic Winch Rope for Warn 8274-50 comes with two options for a connection point; Safety Thimble II or a standard black steel tube eyelet. Each synthetic rope comes with 10ft. nylon sheathing. TRE offers 10 different colors of synthetic rope, as well as each rope comes pre-assembled and ready for installation. Continue reading Replacement Synthetic Winch Rope for Warn 8274-50
TRE Replacement Winch Rope for Smittybilt Winches are available for all models of Smittybilt winches. Our winch rope is made of true Sk-75 12 strand synthetic rope with 20,000 pounds of breaking strength, Each Replacement Winch Rope for Smittybilt Winches can be purchased with a Safety Thimble II or standard steel eyelet and also comes with 8 ft. nylon sheath and a replacement drum attachment. Replacement Winch Rope for Smittybilt Winches is available in 11 colors as well as the appropriate length depending on your Smittybilt winch model. Replacement Winch Rope are a direct replacement rope that comes pre-assembled and ready to install. Continue reading Replacement Winch Rope for Smittybilt Winches
ATV Winch Rope with Safety Thimble is available at Tactical Recovery Equipment in many different colors. Our ATV Rope is designed to be used on common winches used on ATV’s and UTV’s ranging in capacities of 2000 lb. to 5ooo lbs. We use Heavy Duty , light-weight synthetic rope. Our ATV Winch rope is rated at 7900 lbs which more than enough to winch your ATV or UTV out of difficult situations. Each ATV Winch Rope comes with a Safety Thimble I already pre-assembled and is the perfect option for safely protecting yourself from injury as well as protecting your ATV winch rope. Continue reading ATV Winch Rope with Safety Thimble – Tactical Recovery Equipment
Blue Winch Rope – Safety Thimble Package
Blue Winch Rope is available from TRE in both 1/4″ ( ATV/UTV Winches) and 3/8″ ( Most Off Road Recovery Winches) and are available in different lengths depending on your winches needs. All of our Winch Rope comes pre-assembled with a winch Safety Thimble, Black Nylon Sheath and New Drum Attachment. If your looking to replace your steel winch cable or worn out synthetic winch rope, then this is the package for you. Continue reading Blue Winch Rope – Safety Thimble Package | Tactical Recovery Equipment
Kinetic Energy Tow Rope with a 32,000 pound Pulling Capacity
Our Heavy Duty Kinetic Energy Tow Rope with an amazing 32,000 lbs of pulling capacity can pull you out of just about any situation including mud, sand or snow. These Kinetic Recovery tow Ropes provide superior performance, strength and durability compared to conventional Tow Ropes. It’s ability to stretch under load allows it to use it’s own kinetic energy to help reduce the amount of energy needed to recovery your vehicle. These Heavy Duty “snatch ropes” use a double braided rope and feature a Urethane Polymer Coating making them resistant to UV, Water and Abrasion. Our ropes are commercially braided and spliced with heavy duty loops on each end allowing multiple ways to make connections no matter what type of vehicle you are trying to recover. Continue reading Kinetic Energy Tow Rope
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.
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 4LowParts.com