TRAC-GRAB­BERS

LRO (UK) - - Technique Muddy Recovery -

TESTED BY: MARTIN DOMONEY ● KIT RE­QUIRED: Trac-grabber quad pack ● TIME TAKEN: 10 min­utes ● COST: $99.99 (set of four) trac­grab­ber.com ● HOW EASY: ★ ★ ★ ★★ ● SUC­CESS RAT­ING: ★ ★ ★ ★★

HOW IT’S DONE: Trac-grab­bers are plas­tic blocks at­tached to web­bing that you strap on to the tyre. You po­si­tion the block, feed the web­bing strap though the wheel and pull the strap tight. It’s vi­tal to check there’s enough clear­ance be­tween the wheel rim and brake caliper so they don’t get snagged, but once in place these Trac-grab­bers work a treat.

The key is to keep wheel speed low and let the Land Rover ‘walk’ out on the blocks. In our case, idle speed and the De­fender’s au­to­box in re­v­erse did the trick, with the throt­tle need­ing only a light dab to over­come the re­sis­tance of each block con­tact­ing the ground.

For ex­tract­ing a Land Rover rest­ing on its axle cas­ings in thick mud, these blocks worked bril­liantly. You’ll get messy fit­ting them, but they take up very lit­tle space – a cool tool.

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