After many years of rigorous field-testing by the U.S. military, MileMarker's 12,000-pound winch seems to have passed all of the trials with flying colors. By utilizing a directional solenoid control valve, the vehicle's power steering pump redirects the power steering fluid to rotate the winch prior to the fluid being distributed to the steering system's gearbox. The end result is an unstoppable ability to pull 12,000 pounds with pure ease.
The easiest method of deflating tires is to invest in a set of quality tire deflators such as these nifty units manufactured by Staun Products. Fully adjustable to the desired deflation level, these high-quality units are accurate to within 0.05 psi of the preset pressure. Weighing only 32 grams each, the tire deflators are crafted from solid brass and come backed by a 5-year guarantee.
The most dangerous time when operating a winch is when the cable is under load, as there is always the possibility that the cable will snap and cause bodily injury. To help minimize this risk, ARB offers a winch-cable damper that acts as an energy absorption pad in the event the cable snaps. Manufactured from heavy-duty vinyl, the damper is a good idea for anyone who owns a vehicle winch. Remember, safety should always come first.
What is essentially the equivalent of seven basic tools has been configured to only take up the space of one Hudson Bay-style ax. The Max Ax consists of an unbreakable 36-inch composite polyglass handle and a 3-1/2-pound ax head, and an assortment of tool attachments can be installed to reconfigure the ax into a shovel, rake, pick, spade, hoe, or mattock. When not in use, the ax is protected by a leather sheath, and the tool attachments are stored in a sturdy Cordura carrying case.
The key to lifting any vehicle on loose or unstable terrain is to do so with the right amount of finesse and a solid and stable jack with a large enough platform to reduce sinking. Designed especially for these types of conditions, the Bushranger X Jack is an unconventional jack inspired by the heavy-equipment industry where lifting bags of this type are the standard for moving heavy objects. The ultrathin profile of the X Jack allows it to be placed in areas where more conventional jacks cannot go. The jack's lifting capacity is 4,000 kg, and inflation is easily accomplished by placing the supplied inflation hose into the vehicle's tailpipe. When you start the engine, the bag inflates and you're unstuck in no time.