1. Warning – always follow product instructions. It is important to correctly
    attach the motor vehicle recovery strap to a motor vehicle. A standard tow
    ball or vehicle tie-down point is not designed for this purpose and may result
    in the strap or a vehicle component detaching from a motor vehicle and
    striking and seriously injuring or killing a person. Only attach the strap to a
    vehicle recovery point or device that is suitably rated for use with the strap
    (e.g bushranger recovery hitch rated to 5000kg). Incorrect use has previously
    resulted in serious injury and death.
  2. Persons intending to use the strap should consider completing a nationally
    recognised four-wheel drive training course or contact a four-wheel drive
    club for comprehensive advice on the proper selection and use of the strap.
  3. The minimum breaking strength of the strap should be between 2 and 3 times
    the vehicle’s gross vehicle mass (GVM) of any vehicle it is used with.
  4. The strap must be suited to the gross vehicle mass (GVM) of the lighter of the
    2 vehicles used in the recovery process.
  5. The strap must not be used for lifting or conventional towing.
  6. Prior to using the recovery strap, ensure that the strap is not damaged and is
    in a usable condition. Inspection for damage may include frayed material,
    loose stitching, cuts, abrasions, knotting and chemical damage. If the
    recovery strap exhibits any of the above, discard immediately.
  7. Note: the straps strength and stretch are significantly reduced when the strap
    is saturated with water.
  8. An item such as a Bushranger recovery damper, heavy bag, blanket or similar
    must be draped over the strap during its use to reduce unintentional rebound
    of the strap.
  9. Before attempting the vehicle recovery, passengers of the vehicles involved
    must
    i. Exit the vehicles and
    ii. Stand as far away from the vehicles as possible, (at least 1.5 times the
    length of the upstretched strap) and
    iii. Never situate themselves in the path of the vehicle performing the recovery.
  10. Never exceed the minimum breaking strength (MBS) of the strap, the vehicle
    recovery point or the working load limit (WLL) of the shackles.
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    Definitions:
    Minimum breaking strength’ for a motor vehicle recovery strap, means the
    minimum load necessary to cause the strap to fail
    ‘motor vehicle recovery strap’ means a strap, commonly called a snatch
    strap, for attaching to a bogged vehicle to tow it clear of the bogged
    situation.
    ‘gross vehicle mass (GVM)’ for a motor vehicle means the maximum loaded
    mass of the motor vehicle as stated:
    a. On the compliance plate, registration certificate, or build plate for the
    vehicle; or
    b. In the handbook for the vehicle; or
    c. In documentation for the vehicle available from the vehicle
    manufacture
  11. WARNING
  12. INCORRECT USE MAY RESULT
  13. IN INJURY OR DEATH!
  14. Vehicle OCCUPANTS and BYSTANDERS have been KILLED by flying projectiles
  15. (such as tow balls) when recovery straps have been attached incorrectly
  16. .
  17. NEVER attach recovery straps to vehicle fittings such as tow balls, tow bars,
  18. tie-down points or tow hooks.
  19. ONLY attach recovery straps to an APPROVED recovery point/device that is
  20. suitably rated for use with the strap.
  21. BEFORE attempting a vehicle recovery all passengers must exit the vehicles and stand as far away from the vehicle as possible.