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Field service breaker bar. (had to repost because I broke the rules)(r/Justrolledintotheshop)
Something I’ve always been taught in strap recoveries is to throw your jacket or a blanket over the middle of the strap. Beats a hook to the back of the head.
Edit: I’m copying this from my comment below so more people see it –
Other than just taking some energy out, it will also change the direction of the hook/”whatever is still attached to strap” towards not straight at you or the other driver-it has killed people.
For pulling someone out, always use a recovery strap, or this can happen:
NEVER USE THIS KIND OF STRAP: www.amazon.com/Neiko-51005A-Safety-Capacity-Polyes…
If that hook slides off or breaks, it will go through the back windshield, your head, and the front windshield, like they weren’t even there.
Buy a recovery strap and hook it into your hitch like this: image.fourwheeler.com/f/46283968+w600+re0/129-1307…
Use a properly rated D-ring/Shackle that is specifically rated for loads, and more importantly–IS RATED FOR A HIGHER LOAD THAN YOUR STRAP. You never, ever want to have the shackle be the point of failure, or it turns into a missile.
It is better to walk home after getting stuck than to get carried to the morgue. Remember-Stay safe, stay alive.