|Kinetic Tow Ropes|
Your vehicle enters an area of soft ground and starts to loose traction. The driver continues forward in the hope that the ground will improve. The ground deteriorates further and traction decreases or completely ceases in a forward direction.
The driver does not attempt to drive out as this only worsens the situation. The towing vehicle reverses as close as possible to the distressed vehicle. The kinetic rope is then connected. The kinetic rope must be connected directly to the recovery or towing vehicle.
The towing vehicle then accelerates and snatches the rope with its total energy.
As the towing vehicle is slowed or halted its kinetic energy is converted into the potential energy of a stretched rope. The rope then transfers the energy to the bogged down vehicle. A faster recovery can be accomplished if the bogged vehicle has power to assist the transfer of energy by the rope.
After a slight pause the bogged vehicle rises free. If the vehicle is not freed by the first attempt the process is repeated. Once freed continued towing by the Recovery Rope is possible.
Recommended sizes and lengths for Recovery Ropes according to vehicle weights.
Kinetic ropes can be very dangerous if used incorrectly, both to people or property. Because of the more than 20% stretch of a kinetic rope, the forces created with momentum can easily overcome the breaking limits of anchoring points, connectors (shackles), or the kinetic rope. The elasticity of the kinetic rope can create a slingshot effect, which can cause serious damage or injury to people. The manufacturer of these kinetic ropes can not be held responsible for any damage or injury caused.
Basic Principles to keep in mind when using a kinetic rope.