Do You Have a Snatch Block on Your Vehicle?
This great little helper will allow you to have double the pulling power of your winch and can assist you by helping you out of some tricky, sticky situations, just using a lightweight and economical snatch block attached to your vehicle.
Attaching a snatch block will add a huge difference when you are using a pulley device to drag another vehicle for example a broken down car, a Quad bike, a boat or something like a trailer that is carrying something heavy. Always make sure that when using snatch blocks that you have them connected properly to avoid danger. They are fairly simple to connect and will take just a short amount of time.
They are the ultimate tool in off road vehicle recovery and a necessity to have if you are always in this type of environment because you never know when you may need it to either pull yourself out of trouble, or find that you might have to pull someone else out of trouble. All good automotive stores, both on the high road or online will have many on offer and will vary in size by the amount of stress they can withstand and will generally cost somewhere between the region of $20 to $100 from most suppliers.
The more expensive ones will often come as part of a set of maybe four or five that can be used in different conditions and can cost you around $350 for a good, reliable set. If you are unsure of the most suitable one to buy, simply ask the advice of the store clerk or someone in the automobile industry. Occasionally if the situation is damp and muddy, any vehicle that you drive can become stuck in the conditions rendering your vehicle useless. Pulling it out of a muddy puddle with just an average towrope can prove both difficult and dangerous.
Simply by using a decent snatch block, it can see you out of difficulties and on your way in no time without having to call the emergency vehicle recovery companies which can charge a lot for just one call out.