4WD vehicle recovery is an inescapable element of driving off road. Preparing yourself for the inevitable before heading to the backcountry will ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for you and your passengers. ARB's 4x4 recovery gear is engineered and manufactured to the highest standards, making it ideal for recreational use as well as competition.

When the only thing preventing your vehicle from imminent danger is a narrow fabric strap, nothing but the best will do. Don't trust your vehicle to substandard recovery gear that could jeopardize your safety and your vehicle. Likewise, make sure you're using appropriate equipment for your situation. The old adage "the right tool for the job" can certainly be applied to vehicle recovery. For every situation, there is an article of recovery gear specifically designed to handle the task - from snatch straps to exhaust jacks.

  • Recovery kits - When you have to perform a vehicle recovery, it's important to have all your equipment easily accessible. ARB's recovery kits incorporate all the necessary gear into a handy storage bag, and we can also make up a custom kit to suit your specific requirements.

EXHAUST JACKS

Particularly well suited to use in sand, mud and snow, and with a lifting capacity of 4400lb, the exhaust operated X-Jack is an invaluable recovery tool, providing up to 31" of vehicle lift. The jack is inflated via a hose that connects to the vehicle's tailpipe. As soon as the vehicle's engine is started, the jack will start to inflate.

When developing this product, the design engineers recognized that conventional jacks were not suited to all types of terrain. In unstable areas of mud, sand and snow, the X-Jack offers a wider footprint to avoid sinking, and uses specially designed, triangular shaped feet to keep the unit firmly grounded. For ease and greater stability, the X-Jack is designed to be safely placed under the side of the body rather than positioned under an axle like a traditional jack.

With a triple layer top and hard core insert for added protection and stability, this jack incorporates a unique two way inflation system. This means that either the exhaust or a portable air compressor can be used, providing added control in determining the rate and extent of lift. Collapsing flat for convenient storage, the X-Jack is ideal for all off road trips.

GENERAL ACCESSORIES

D shackles, tow hooks, drag chains... as the experienced off road driver knows, there's a multitude of supplementary 4x4 equipment that makes vehicle recovery far easier.

The importance of D shackles in particular cannot be underestimated for vehicle recovery, indeed for most 4x4s, the D shackle is how you attach the strap to the vehicle. We have a range of D shackles that cater for the largest heavy duty trucks to the smallest SUV.

HAND WINCHES

The Magnum hand winch offers the outstanding performance and reliability you'd expect from ARB with an extremely competitive price. Exclusive to ARB, it has a lifting capacity of 3,500lb and a pulling capacity of 5,300lb. Compact and lightweight, the Magnum is also extremely durable - it's built using high quality steel and aluminium components. Being portable, it's also versatile, and can be attached to your vehicle from any side, providing suitable recovery points are available.

The Magnum hand winch uses a system where wire rope is pulled through the unit propelled by two interlocking jaws. The jaws pull the cable when in the forward winching mode and also act as an automatic brake. The jaws are self locking with grip increasing with the load.

SPECIFICATIONS

part number MHWU/MHWTH/MHWRR
pulling capacity 5,300lb
rated lifting capacity 3,500lb
unit dimensions 21.5 x 11 x 4"
cable length 65.5'
cable diameter 0.4"
handle length closed 31.5"
extended 47"

JACK MOUNTS

ARB has developed a jacking bracket that is specifically designed to suit many of our earlier bull bars. Supplied with mounting bolts and its own fastening wrench, it can easily be fitted when required.

The majority of our recent bull bars, actually incorporate jacking points neatly positioned inside each lower front air vent. These reinforced points allow for a Hi-Lift jack to be mounted directly onto the bar during vehicle recovery, eliminating the need for a mounting bracket.

RECOVERY DAMPER

While winch straps sold by ARB are exceptionally strong, it is essential that safety precautions are observed to avoid injury in the event of a failure.

One such precaution is the fitting of a recovery damper prior to a load being applied. In the unlikely event of a wire rope or strap failure, the recovery damper will absorb most of the energy in the cable or strap, significantly reducing the recoil. ARB’s recovery damper is manufactured from heavy duty vinyl and features storage pockets which come in handy for carrying snatch blocks and shackles when walking from your 4WD to an anchor point. As recovery dampers are now mandatory accessories for most 4WD competitions, the ARB damper exceeds minimum competition weight requirements.

SNATCH BLOCKS

A snatch block should be one of the most carefully assessed pieces of equipment you buy. A poorly designed block can have a detrimental effect on a winch's cable, and lead to a failure of the wire rope or the snatch block itself.

ARB snatch blocks feature side plates that sit snug against the pulley, eliminating the possibility of the winch cable becoming trapped between the pulley and the side plates. The groove on the pulley itself tapers down to the center allowing for a variety of cable sizes (1/4"-1/2") to be used and ensures the cable is seated securely in the pulley, minimizing lateral movement. To ensure smooth pulley operation, the hardened steel pin is fitted with a nipple, to which grease can be periodically applied.

With a breaking strain of 30,000lb, the ARB snatch block is a formidable piece of recovery equipment that should be included in every recovery kit.

SNATCH BLOCK 7000

A snatch block should be one of the most carefully assessed pieces of equipment you buy. A poorly designed block can have a detrimental effect on a winch's cable, and lead to a failure of the wire rope or the snatch block itself.

ARB snatch blocks feature side plates that sit snug against the pulley, eliminating the possibility of the winch cable becoming trapped between the pulley and the side plates. The groove on the pulley itself tapers down to the center allowing for a variety of cable sizes (1/4"-1/2") to be used and ensures the cable is seated securely in the pulley, minimizing lateral movement. To ensure smooth pulley operation, the hardened steel pin is fitted with a nipple, to which grease can be periodically applied.

The ARB snatch block is a formidable piece of recovery equipment that should be included in every recovery kit.

SPECIFICATIONS

part number ARB209
breaking strength 30,000lb
side plate material 3/16" cold rolled steel
pulley material fully machined solid billet
pulley diameter 5"
cable size 1/4"-1/2"
greasable yes

SNATCH BLOCK 9000

A snatch block should be one of the most carefully assessed pieces of equipment you buy. A poorly designed block can have a detrimental effect on a winch's cable, and lead to a failure of the wire rope or the snatch block itself.

ARB snatch blocks feature side plates that sit snug against the pulley, eliminating the possibility of the winch cable becoming trapped between the pulley and the side plates. The groove on the pulley itself tapers down to the center allowing for a variety of cable sizes (1/4"-1/2") to be used and ensures the cable is seated securely in the pulley, minimizing lateral movement. To ensure smooth pulley operation, the hardened steel pin is fitted with a nipple, to which grease can be periodically applied.

The ARB snatch block is a formidable piece of recovery equipment that should be included in every recovery kit.

SPECIFICATIONS
part number 10100020
breaking strength 38,500lb
side plate material 6mm cold rolled steel
pulley material specialized polymer
pulley diameter 110mm
cable size 1/4"-1/2"
greasable

not required

TOW/RECOVERY STRAPS

SNATCH STRAPS

This ability to stretch is a distinction between a snatch strap and a tow strap, ARB snatch straps are elastic when under load whereas a tow strap is not, the benefits of which are twofold. Firstly, the kinetic energy generated by the elasticity actually aids the recovery itself, and secondly, the elasticity greatly reduces the likelihood of vehicle damage during recovery. The enormous weight of each 4x4 and the weighted force of whatever caused the immobilization puts enormous strain on the point where the straps are attached, and without some elasticity, there is a substantial risk of damaging the vehicle. For vehicle recovery, a snatch strap is more suitable than a tow strap.

All ARB snatch straps are woven and fabricated to ARB specifications, and tested by a NATA approved laboratory. The 17,500 lb model is recommended for most 4WD vehicles, with the 24,000 lb & 33,000 lb straps better suited to heavier applications.

SPECIFICATIONS
part # ARB705 ARB710 ARB715
breaking strength 17,500lb 24,000lb 33,000lb
length 30' 30' 30'
width 2 3/8" 3 1/4" 4 1/3"
elasticity genuine 20% genuine 20% genuine 20%
material 100% nylon 100% nylon 100% nylon
reinforced eyes yes yes yes
eye & seam protector sleeves yes yes yes

TREE TRUNK PROTECTORS

Never wrap a winch cable around a tree. Instead use an ARB tree trunk protector to prevent damage to the tree and to your cable.

SPECIFICATIONS
part # ARB730 ARB735
breaking strength 26,500lb 26,500lb
length 10' 16'
width 3" 3"
material 100% polyester
reinforced eyes yes yes
eye & seam protector sleeves yes yes

WINCH EXTENSION STRAPS

An ARB winch extension strap is perfect for extending the length of your winch's cable when the most suitable anchor point is out of reach. These non stretch straps are lighter and easier to store than additional lengths of wire rope.

SPECIFICATIONS
part # ARB720 ARB725
breaking strength 9,900lb 17,500lb
length 66' 66'
width 2 1/8" 3 1/8"
material 100% polyester
reinforced eyes yes yes
eye & seam protector sleeves yes yes

OFFROAD ACCESSORY BAG

  • ARB's large style bag is designed to fit a complete recovery kit including snatch strap, tree trunk protector, winch extension strap, snatch block, recovery damper, D shackles and gloves.

  • This compact, multi purpose bag will suit a variety of equipment, from recovery gear to camping supplies

4X4 ADVENTURE LIGHTS

"Night has fallen, you've arrived late to your campsite, you're hungry and tired, and with the day's heavy rain, a campfire is out of the question.

With the help of a bright, powerful glow, the versatility of the 16-foot power cord, and the ever practical dual hanging points, the ARB 4x4 Adventure Light series has allowed you to set yourself up for a good nights rest. All accomplished with piece of mind that the low 1 amp current draw has not drained your invaluable battery power."

Tough, compact and lightweight, the 4x4 Adventure Light will connect to a 12-volt car cigarette lighter socket or a portable battery pack. The light output is stunning, yet has a low current draw of approximately 1 amp.

Practicality is essential for outdoor activities and the 4x4 Adventure Light is just that, practical. Supplied with a 16-foot power cord with in-lie switch, dual hanging points, and a canvas storage bag, the 4x4 Adventure Light is the perfect accessory for outdoor enthusiasts.

Familiarize yourself with ARB's extensive range of 4x4 accessories, and you'll see they manufacture and stock a quality range of 4WD products to enhance your outdoor experience.

  • 10500010 - 4X4 Adventure Light LED - This light provides maximum light output with minimum amp draw and has a LED life expectancy of 50,000 hours!

  • ARB225 - 4x4 Adventure Light - Utilising a fluorescent tube, the 4x4 Adventure Light is ideal for roadside vehicle repairs, camping and various outdoor activities.

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