Fundamental Winch/Recovery Configurations

Safe-Xtract Vehicle Recovery Kits include components that enable use of a vehicle’s winch for the three fundamental winch operations (SLP, DLP & RD) as follows:

SLP is used when an in-line anchor is available, and when winch capacity is sufficient.
DLT is used in order to double the pulling power of the winch, and when an in-line anchor is available.
RD is used when there is no in-line anchor is available.

A Safe-Xtract “Xtreme” kit further enables the Spanish Burton (SB) [for a 4:1 advantage].

SB is used to achieve a 4:1 mechanical advantage, effectively enabling the winch to pull 4X it’s rated capacity. This configuration requires use of a Pulley Block (in the position closest to the Tree Saver) that has a significantly higher strength rating than required in SLP, DLP & RD.

Both the Standard and Extreme Kits facilitate the primary two ‘winch-less’ extraction techniques, TX and MX:

TX is a proven technique for pulling a vehicle – Safe-Xtract Vehicle Recovery Kits include components perform this towing technique. Safe-Xtract Tree Savers in this configuration should be rigged such that the Cordura sides face each other, to mitigate any chafing issues.
MX incorporates the momentum-transferring Kinetic Recovery Rope to act as a shock absorber that transfers energy from the pulling vehicle to the vehicle that is stuck. The Kinetic Energy Rope may also be attached to the stuck vehicle in the V configuration thereby further enhancing safety and load distribution. Safe-Xtract Vehicle Recovery Kits include Kinetic Energy Ropes correctly rated to vehicle GVWR (Gross Vehicular Weight Rating).

SUMMARY: One SX Kit covers all basic recovery methods, making it the only recovery equipment purchase you’ll ever have to make.  The functionality of these kits is unparalleled, and because it is compatible with the excellent SX Training protocol, you can receive advanced training specific to your SX Kit at any time after purchase.  And the SX App makes use even easier.