Choosing the correct size Kinetic Recovery Rope all depends on the vehicles weight. Kinetic Recovery Ropes, sometimes called snatch straps are the perfect recovery tool to use when pulling a vehicle out of deep mud, sand, snow or silt. Kinetic Energy Recovery Ropes have the ability to elongate under load by 30%, much like a rubber band, which allows it to use it’s own kinetic energy to help dislodge a stuck vehicle. Kinetic Recovery Ropes are safer than chains, cables and standard tow straps and and are also stronger. There are a variety of diameters and lengths depending on the weight of the vehicle that is being recovered. Kinetic Recovery Ropes from Tactical Recovery Equipment are made from Heavy Duty double braided Nylon that is coated in a Urethane Polymer coating that helps protect the rope against abrasion, water and UV rays. Each kinetic rope comes with heavy duty eye loops at each end allowing multiple ways to make connections no matter what type of vehicle you are trying to recover.
How to Choose the Correct Size Kinetic Recovery Rope:
Choosing the correct size Kinetic Recovery Rope makes a big impact on your recovery. The strength of kinetic ropes are determined by the diameter of the rope. There are many different diameters to choose from 1/2″ all the way up to 1 1/2″. When choosing the size of your Kinetic Recovery Rope, the breaking strength should be approximately 3 times the weight of the vehicle you are pulling. For example if the Jeep or truck you are recovering weighs 4,000 lbs., you would multiply that by 3.0 (4,000 lbs x 3.0 = 12,000 lbs.) which means you would need a rope with a minimum breaking strength of 12,000 lbs., which would be our 3/4″ Kinetic Rope that is rated at 18,000 lbs. Since most of the time you are choosing recovery gear to help recovery your own vehicle is is best to choose a diameter or strength that corresponds with the weight of your vehicle.
Features of our Kinetic Recovery Ropes:
Made from Heavy Duty double braided Nylon.
Urethane Polymer Coating to protect against abrasion, water and UV.
Heavy Duty eye loops on each end to make connections easy.
Available in many diameters and strengths.
Ultimate transfer of the pulling vehicle’s kinetic energy by elongating up to 30%
Absorbs jounce upon take off unlike cables, chains, or standard tow straps
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One of the most impressive features of the Safety Thimble II 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 II uniquely allows a 3/4″ Bow Shackle to be inserted into the 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.
Here is how you would have to connect a winch thimble that uses a round eyelet. It even looks ridiculous doesn’t it? To not embarrass our competitors we used our thimble as an example.
Here is how you would correctly connect to one Bow Shackle that is attached to a bumper with a Safety Thimble II.
Hopefully this illustrates one of the highly thought our designs that was incorporated in the “Original” winch thimble, the Safety Thimble II. So if you have a thimble designed with just a circular hole for an eyelet, make sure you always carry 2 Bow Shackles ( D-Rings) or your thimble will be useless to you when you really need it. If your thimble has the correct eyelet, but does not say “Safety Thimble II” on it , then you purchased a product that has purposely copied ours, as we are the “Original” Safety Thimble.
The “Original” Safety Thimble II was the first “Winch Thimble”, designed and used in the off-road industry. The Safety Thimble II has been in existence since 2004. For over 14 years, its well thought out design has made it unbeatable in Safety, not only for the user but also for your winching equipment such as the synthetic winch rope and Hawse Fairlead. In fact it is designed so well, that many competitors are now starting to copy it into their poorly designed products. Safety Thimbles are 100% made in the USA.
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!
On day two of the three day event TRE product was captured in the moment of recovery after a rollover. The roll over accident took place on Milts Mile. A green jku was too high on the mountain of an obstacle and made too sharp of a turn. The jku rolled 5 times and into a two door wrangler. Thankfully no injuries occured to anyone in either jeep.
The red wrangler was then removed by winching him out with “The Original Safety Thimble II” and a TRE Soft Shackle. After recovering the red wrangler the next mission was to roll over the green JKU, with the help from Honey Badger by Scorpion Motorsports. Due to the angle and weight of the jku, two snatch blocks were used, one being the 2 lb aluminum TRE snatch block (connected with TRE soft shackles) to double the pulling strength to flip the jeep over. The recovery was a success and everyone walked away injury free. Both jeeps were able to drive out and finish the trail.
TRE would like to thank the event staff for putting on another amazing Winter 4×4 Jamboree, and the continued support from our customers. See you next year!
TRE Products Used During Recovery:
Snatch Block – Lightweight while being heavy duty,
Soft Shackle – Lightweight, safe, and can be used for multiple situations
The Original Safety Thimble II – The safest thimble option due to minimal connection points
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.
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 attended the 36th annual Hump n Bump at the Logandale Fairgrounds this past weekend. This year was the 4th year that Tactical Recovery Equipment has helped sponsor Hump n Bump as a Gold Level Sponsor. TRE raffled off Two 85 ft. Winch Ropes with Safety Thimble II, Two Safety Thimble Fairleads, one 3/4 inch Kinetic Recovery Rope, as well as four Soft Shackles. Unfortunately there was one roll over this year during the Bronco Falls run, thankfully the driver walked away with no injuries! We also had a nice visit from Blackops with his 2017 Sema build of his LS7 1984 CJ7 On 49” Tires. It was another successful year at Hump n Bump selling real world safe recovery gear. If you have not yet been to this event, we suggest you check it out and register next year!
TRE’s Rock/Tree Strap made by Tactical Recovery Equipment can be used in a variety of ways for off-road recovery. Our Rock/Tree Strap is made with 12 strand SK-75 Dyneema synthetic rope, that is fully sheathed in a durable orange nylon. The orange nylon sheath allows the use of this strap to be rubbed on rough surfaces such as rocks or trees. Each Rock/Tree Strap has a breaking strength of 23,500 pounds. Each Rock/Tree strap has a closed eye loop on each end of the rope. Each eye loop is used for a connection point while using soft shackles or D-Rings. TRE’s Rock/Tree Strap comes in the lengths of 10 ft and 20ft. Now don’t let the name “Rock/Tree” strap fool you, TRE Rock/Tree strap can also be used for straight line pulls, and as a winch extension. Continue reading Rock/Tree Strap – More than Just a Tree Strap | Tactical Recovery Equipment
Tactical Recovery Equipment offers a synthetic replacement winch rope for Warn 8274-50 winches. The Warn 8274-50 winch can be replaced with our 85 ft. synthetic rope. All TRE Replacement Synthetic Winch Ropes are made of true Sk75 Dyneema 12 strand synthetic rope with a breaking strength of 18,500 pounds. Our Replacement Synthetic Winch Rope comes with two options for a connection point; Safety Thimble II or a standard black steel eyelet. Each synthetic rope comes with 8 ft. nylon sheathing as well as our newly designed replacement drum attachment. 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 Dyneema 12 strand synthetic rope with 18,500 pounds of breaking strength, Each TRE 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. TRE Replacement Winch Rope for Smittybilt Winches is available in 10 colors as well as the appropriate length depending on your Smittybilt winch model. TRE Replacement Winch Rope are a direct replacement rope that comes pre-assembled and ready to install. Continue reading TRE Replacement Winch Rope for Smittybilt Winches
In the world of off road adventures some times we all need that little extra length for a helping hand. We believe that’s why its always best to have a Winch Rope Extension in your recovery bag because at some point you may need it when you run out of rope on your winch line, which will leave you stranded. Some of you may ask “Well why another rope?” and the reality of it is because every rope serves a different purpose. The Winch Rope Extensions are another safe way to winch yourself, or possibly someone else out, it can be used with a snatch block, and many other options of recovery. Winch Rope Extensions are made with Dyneema SK75 12 strand rope, which has a breaking strength of 21,000 pounds. Each Winch Rope Extension has soft eye splices at each end that’s protected with nylon chafe guard, as well as 6ft of the rope is protected by Nylon Chafe Guard to help protect against abrasion. Tactical Recovery Equipment Winch Rope Extensions come in 3 different lengths which are; 25ft, 50ft, and 100ft. It also comes in 4 different colors as well; black, red, blue, and orange Continue reading Winch Rope Extensions – Increase the Length of your Winch Rope
Jeep Recovery Rope – Our Kinetic Recovery Rope with 18,000 lbsof pulling capacity can pull you out of just about any situation including mud, sand, silt, or snow. Our Jeep recovery rope provides superior performance, strength and durability compared to conventional tow straps. It’s ability to elongate under load allows it to use it’s own kinetic energy to help reduce the amount of energy needed to recovery your Jeep. We use a double braided rope and feature a urethane polymer coating making them resistant to UV, water and abrasion. Our Jeep 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. Our Jeep Recovery Rope is is made 3/4″ in diameter and 20 feet in length. We have tested and determined that this jeep recovery rope is the perfect specification for all Jeep Wrangler JK, TJ, Cherokee XJ or any other vehicle weighted up to 9,000lbs. Continue reading Jeep Recovery Rope – Kinetic Energy Recovery Rope