If you go off-road, then you will be in trouble. This is not a problem, but when is the terrain you choose rock, mud, snow or sand. Before going off-road, you should buy front and back collection points and good anti-theft belts. If there is another car that can get you out of trouble, they can get you out of many situations. The belt still cannot replace the winch.
The more complex the terrain you are walking on, the more you benefit from the winch. If you are driving along a muddy road, you may be wondering if you need to install a winch in front of the vehicle. The lock differential, flexible suspension and low-speed drive allow you to go further. If anything, they make you more likely to encounter situations where a winch is not required. Furthermore, unlike suspension and differential, you can easily transfer the winch to the next project vehicle.
If you want to know if you really need a winch, you are in the right place. The winch has some obvious advantages over carrying only the belt. Some may be obvious, while others may not be thought of. This is why we should consider adding a winch in front of the vehicle.
You Get Stuck
Well, this is the most obvious reason for using a winch. If you start to break the limits of the vehicle and get stuck more frequently, it may be time to start studying winches. When you are traveling on rugged, more challenging terrain, sometimes one of the streamers is not cut from another vehicle. Even trying to pull out the rig with a tow can cause more damage. In the end, you will have trouble, and only the towing of a winch can set you free. If you are just cruising or exploring on muddy roads, you may not need a winch. Once you start working hard, you can start shopping.
Slow And Steady
In sharp contrast to belts, winches can provide small increments of controlled movement. Pulling out a vehicle with a belt can sometimes be a violent process, requiring a lot of throttle and multiple pulls. On flat or wider terrain, such as snow and sand, this is usually not a problem. Attempting to repair the vehicle with a tractor can cause a lot of damage or unevenness on the road. Vehicles can easily be dragged into rocks, stumps or worse. The towing rig may also have no room for maneuvering. Compared with a belt, a winch is a precision instrument. It can slowly pull out a stuck vehicle, allowing the operator to better control the process. This slow and steady method is usually the only way to extract 4×4 in more difficult terrain.
On more hardcore trails, winches are usually the only way to overcome some obstacles. Sometimes only a winch can pass through walls, get off, stair steps and huge climbing passages. The winch on the vehicle also allows you to enjoy luxury without overcoming obstacles. You can try, if you can't try, you can repeat the winch. Of course, some people may be ashamed of this, but we prefer to keep the parts (and wallet) intact. If there is no winch, the only option is to tamper with the throttle, pray the best. It usually results in broken parts or broken metal plates. This is why winches are usually needed on many more difficult roads.
Even the longest belt is only 30 feet long, and most winches have 100 feet of cable. This extra length may not sound like much, but it can make a big difference in a difficult recovery process. It allows rescue vehicles to stay on solid ground without entering potentially dangerous situations in mud, snow or sand. This may be the difference between a rig that saves you from getting stuck, or a rig that keeps you free. With nearly 70 feet of additional cable handling, there are more options for vehicle positioning and recovery.
If you are driving alone, the winch can be taken home or on foot. Sometimes stacking rocks or digging out sand or snow will not cut it, even if they will take more time than winches. If you go alone, please bring a tree guard and connect the winch wire to the tree. Keep your belt low along the trunk. Don't wind the cable around the tree, fix it again. You will twist the cables and kill the trees in the process. If you only spend time in dunes or deserts, consider carrying an OPENROAD winch anchor to support the platform. Although bulky and bulky, without a winch connection, you have no choice when parking alone. We have heard stories about people burying spare tires in the sand and using them as anchors, but when the sun strikes you in the desert, it is a long and arduous process.
Vehicles rarely roll on flat ground. If you need to restore another rig after flipping, it may be in a less than ideal position. This can make rolling a vehicle one of the most challenging restoration measures. Without a winch, just relying on a belt, the situation is worse. Normally, the vehicle must be pulled up the slope to stand again. With belts, this can be a messy or even impossible process. The winch provides slow and controlled input, which is usually required in these viscous situations. In addition, it has the ability to drag the vehicle back to the wheel.
The winch is also convenient when moving an inoperable vehicle, such as after a rollover or when taking home a new, unoperated project. If you buy a new 4×4 winch, please consider moving the older, lower-priced winch to the front of the trailer for towing. If you only have one winch, we recommend installing it on a 4×4. You can pull the trailer next to the tractor up to the trailer and tow a parked vehicle onto the trailer. Consider using jack knives to tow trailers and trailers to keep the pull as straight as possible. This may not sound complicated, but if you want, it is not. In addition, trying to push a dead vehicle onto the trailer with a partner trumps everything. Just remember that once it’s on the trailer, someone will brake on the car.
Changing The Angle
Another thing a winch can do is that the belt cannot be pulled at extreme angles. With the aid of the anti-dropping block, the winch can be used at an angle of 90 degrees (or steeper). In some cases, you will not be able to drive directly behind the vehicle you want to recover. This makes it impossible to unwind the belt, and the only option is to winch at an angle. Although this sounds rare, it does happen. We saw this as the vehicle slid down the muddy, narrow forest road and into the steep embankment. Fortunately, the trees prevented it from rolling, and the occupants were not injured. The only way to get it back on the road is to use tree straps, pulleys and winches above the road. Due to the steep angle, the jeep is unusable compared to the road, so the belt cannot be used. If there was no winch, the jeep might still be there.