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Recovery Gear Care: How to Disassemble and Reassemble your Snatch Block

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Recovery Gear Care: How to Disassemble and Reassemble your Snatch Block

Snatch Block Maintenance: A Little Care Goes a Long Way We are off-roaders. Everything gets dirty. Whether you are in the desert dust, forest mud or snowy mountains, you can count on dirt, grit and grime getting all over your Recovery Gear.  Here at GearAmerica, we offer a Lifetime Warranty on everything we make, so you know it's built right, but cleaning and maintaining your gear makes it work perfectly for ages. One of the only pieces of gear with moving parts is the Snatch Block. Let's walk through the disassemble process for when it gets REALLY dirty!   It's...

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GearAmerica GOLD Ring: Using A Snatch Recovery Ring

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GearAmerica GOLD Ring: Using A Snatch Recovery Ring

The Gold Standard in Off-Road Recovery The GearAmerica Gold Ring is here!  The Gold Ring is a Snatch Recovery Ring, and works much like a Snatch Block to assist in winch recoveries. Like any other snatch block or pulley, the Gold Ring gives you a mechanical advantage and increases the flexibility of use when winching.  How Does The Gold Ring Work? The Gold Ring, being a pulley, works by reducing the amount of force needed to move an object.  Keep in mind, if you use a pulley simply to lift something (single line) it only allows a direction change (you...

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What is the strongest recovery point on your vehicle?

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What is the strongest recovery point on your vehicle?
A true recovery point is a spot on a vehicle that can support the weight of the vehicle when being towed or pulled.  These points are usually frame-mounted, like a shackle mount on a steel bumper, or a tab underneath the front or rear end with a solid hook or loop. Most vehicles have a spot somewhere...just in case they need a tow or basic street recovery. But what is the strongest, safest spot?

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Recovery Gear Basic Maintenance.

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Recovery Gear Basic Maintenance.
It's winter time, and that means snow, mud and water for the majority of the country.  It also means more rigs are getting stuck and recovered!  Have you ever had a tow strap or shackle fall in the mud only to have it crusty and stinky next time you need it?  Well, taking care of your gear is quick and easy, ad it will insure it lasts a lifetime!

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WLL vs MBS. Making sense of STRENGTH!

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WLL vs MBS. Making sense of STRENGTH!

What does this stuff mean? In the rigging and recovery gear industry, a lot of work goes into determining the strength of a product.  Here at GearAmerica, it's no different, and we go the extra mile. You can see on our products that they have strengths listed so you can determine our need, and have the safest possible recoveries. You will see WLL and MBS on many of our products, and I'm here to provide a little industry knowledge, science and explanation! How do we come up with the gear? All products start the same way...with an idea.  The idea has...

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Recovery Gear Care: How to Disassemble and Reassemble your Snatch Block

GearAmerica GOLD Ring: Using A Snatch Recovery Ring

What is the strongest recovery point on your vehicle?

Recovery Gear Basic Maintenance.

WLL vs MBS. Making sense of STRENGTH!

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