Roadsafe supply a generic tow hook, for use with vehicles without vehicle specific tow points. Each tow hook is supplied with hardware to complete installation however some may require additional fittings. For added safety the tow hook has a spring steel retaining clip, to prevent straps from falling off during a recovery.
A tow ball or vehicle tie down point is not designed as a recovery point. These points DO NOT have sufficient load ratings to handle the loads exerted during a recovery. Failure to attach recovery straps to a correctly rated recovery point may result in a failure and the strap, tow ball or other item used in the recovery may become a missile and could result in serious injury or death.
Roadsafe tow hooks are made from 1045C hardened carbon steel, with Working Load Limits (WLL) set at 4500kgs (10,000lbs). Safety latch and hardware is included with each kit.
- Personal safety and the protection of property are paramount when considering 4WD recovery.
- Never exceed the Minimum Breaking Strength (MBS) of the strap or the Working Load Limit (WLL) of the shackles, recovery points or any other hardware used in the recovery.
- Only use equipment that is properly rated, and in serviceable condition, for the particular situation.
- If in doubt, do not use it. Never attempt to recover a vehicle without all the necessary equipment. Ensure that only the people required for the recovery are present. All spectators should be kept at a safe distance. Ensure there are good communications maintained between participants and bystanders. This is best achieved by use of UHF radio.