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4x4Tough 53768 Instruction Manual

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8000kg

snatch strap

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

CONTENTS

• 1 x 600W Power Inverter

• 1 x Set Power Cables with 

   Battery Clamps 

• 1 x USB Port Compatible 

   Multi Adapter 

• 1 x User Guide

• 1 x Warranty Card

YEAR WARRANTY

1

AFTER SALES SUPPORT

www.4x4tough.com.au

sales@4x4tough.com.au

1300 883 104

MODEL: 18-59898  PRODUCT CODE: 53768  09/2018

AUS

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2

 


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Contents

 Page

WARRANTY DETAILS ........................................................................................................................................ 3

REPAIR AND REFURBISHED GOODS OR PARTS NOTICE ...................................................................... 4

WELCOME ............................................................................................................................................................ 5

INTRODUCTION................................................................................................................................................. 6

INTENDED USE................................................................................................................................................... 6

CONTENTS ........................................................................................................................................................... 6

GENERAL SAFETY WARNINGS ...................................................................................................................... 7

KEY INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS ..................................................................................... 9

SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................................................................................ 9

USAGE .................................................................................................................................................................10

DEFINITIONS / ABBREVIATIONS .................................................................................................................11

CARE AND MAINTENANCE ..........................................................................................................................12

FAQ ......................................................................................................................................................................12

 


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Warranty Details

8000kg Snatch Strap

AFTER SALES SUPPORT

AUS Hotline Costs: Landline calls are free. Mobile costs are extra & are
dependent on carrier charges – please check charges with your mobile carrier.

MODEL: 18-59898 PRODUCT CODE: 53768 09/2018

1300 883 104

AUS

sales@4x4tough.com.au, www.4x4tough.com.au

YEAR WARRANTY

1

REGISTER YOUR PURCHASE AT www.aldi.com.au/en/about-aldi/product-registration/ TO KEEP UP-TO-DATE WITH IMPORTANT PRODUCT INFORMATION

The product is guaranteed to be free from defects in workmanship and parts for a period

of 12 months from the date of purchase. Defects that occur within this warranty period, under 

normal use and care, will be repaired, replaced or refunded at our discretion. The benefits 

conferred by this warranty are in addition to all rights and remedies in respect of the product 

that the consumer has under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and similar state and 

territory laws.
Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law.

You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation

for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods

repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure

does not amount to a major failure.

 


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AFTER SALES SUPPORT

AUS Hotline Costs: Landline calls are free. Mobile costs are extra & are
dependent on carrier charges – please check charges with your mobile carrier.

MODEL: 18-59898 PRODUCT CODE: 53768 09/2018

1300 883 104

AUS

sales@4x4tough.com.au, www.4x4tough.com.au

YEAR WARRANTY

1

Repair and Refurbished Goods

or Parts Notice

Unfortunately, from time to time, faulty products are manufactured which need to be returned

to the Supplier for repair.
Please be aware that if your product is capable of retaining user-generated data (such as files

stored on a computer hard drive, telephone numbers stored on a mobile telephone, songs

stored on a portable media player, games saved on a games console or files stored on a USB

memory stick) during the process of repair, some or all of your stored data may be lost.

We recommend you save this data elsewhere prior to sending the product for repair.
You should also be aware that rather than repairing goods, we may replace them with

refurbished goods of the same type or use refurbished parts in the repair process.
Please be assured though, refurbished parts or replacements are only used where they

meet ALDI’s stringent quality specifications.
If at any time you feel your repair is being handled unsatisfactorily, you may escalate your

complaint. Please telephone us on 1300 883 104 or write to us at:
Motozone Auto Accessories

PO Box 5213, Mordialloc Vic 3195

Telephone: 1300 883 104

Email: sales@4x4tough.com.au

Website: www.4x4tough.com.au

8000kg Snatch Strap

 


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WELCOME

Satisfied customers have repeatedly attested to the positive outcome of a 

simple phone call in resolving misunderstandings and gaining positive insights 

into product usage.

This product is manufactured to the highest standards of safety and 

performance and is backed by a 1 year warranty. 

Please read instructions carefully before use.

Unless directions are followed physical injury or property  

damage may result.

Save these instructions for future reference.

In the event you require assistance with your purchase please 

contact one of our experienced customer service team on  

1300 883 104, who will be happy to assist with your enquiry.

Congratulations on choosing to buy a 4X4 TOUGH® product.

 


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This instruction manual is part of this snatch strap. It contains important information 

relating to the product.

Carefully read before using this snatch strap with particular attention to the Warnings, Key 

Information and Recommendations within this users guide.

Australia offers some of the world’s best off road playgrounds and when it comes to 

getting off road, having the correct recovery equipment is imperative. Even the most 

experienced off road enthusiasts will encounter the need to use recovery gear and the 

snatch strap is deemed to be one of the most important pieces of equipment in your 

recovery gear collection.

Using recovery gear can be extremely dangerous and should always be treated with 

caution. Take the time to assess your situation as every recovery will be different and it is 

vital you always put safety first during a vehicle recovery.

Good quality snatch straps are mostly manufactured with nylon that when used will 

stretch like a giant rubber band. When the strap is placed under load, i.e between two 

vehicles, the tension that is created delivers a kinetic energy that aids in the “snatching” of 

the vehicle that is in need of recovery. That is how the phrase snatch strap came to term, 

also commonly called a recovery strap.

INTENDED USE

A snatch strap is used when a vehicle is unable to continue momentum using its own 

power. This could be a result of getting bogged in sand or mud, loosing traction on gravel.

This product should only be used for private recreational purposes and is not designed for 

professional, trade or commercial purposes.

CONTENTS

1 x Snatch Strap
1 x Warranty Card
1 x Instruction Manual

DEFINITIONS / ABBREVIATIONS

GVM ......................Gross Vehicle Mass
MBS .......................Minimum Breaking Strain
Snatch Strap ......Recovery Strap
WLL .......................Working Load Limit
SWL ......................Safe Working Load

 


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GENERAL SAFETY WARNINGS

• 

Always follow the product instructions.

• 

Persons intending to use the snatch 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.

• 

Persons intending to use the strap must ensure that the strap is not damaged and is 

in usable condition.

WARNING

• 

The strap must not be used for lifting or conventional towing.

WARNING

 

• 

Before attempting the vehicle recovery, passengers of the vehicle must :

•  (i) Exit the vehicle 

 

•  (ii) Stand as far away from the vehicle as possible 

 

•  (iii) Avoid standing in the path of the vehicles performing the recovery

•  Never exceed the Minimum Breaking Strength (MBS) of a strap, or the Working  

 

Load Limit (WLL) or Safe Working Load (SWL) of shackles.

•   The strap’s strength and stretch are reduced when the strap is saturated with water  

 

and can reduce the MBS by 20%.

• 

An object such as a recovery damper, heavy bag or blanket must be draped over the 

strap during use to reduce any unintentional rebound of the strap.

• 

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 o

r a vehicle comp

onent 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.

• 

Never connect two snatch straps with a bow shackle or metal object - if a snatch strap 

broke in this situation the bow shackle/metal object could become a projectile and 

cause serious damage, injury or death.

• 

When using shackles always use approved rated shackles.

 


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GENERAL SAFETY WARNINGS CONT.

• 

Continued jerking or high speeds during a recovery can damage the snatch strap, 

recovery points and vehicle chassis.

• 

Never attempt to recover a vehicle without all the necessary equipment.

• 

Recovery Straps require time to return to the original length after being used. It is 

important to allow this process to occur as short frequent excessive usage can cause 

heat build-up and potential failure.

Vehicle OCCUPANTS and BYSTANDERS have been KILLED by flying projectiles (such as tow 
balls) when recovery straps have been attached incorrectly.
NEVER attach recovery straps to vehicle fittings such as tow balls, tow bars, tie down points or 
tow hooks.
ONLY attach recovery straps to an APPROVED recovery point/ device that is suitably rated for 
use with the strap.
BEFORE attempting a vehicle recovery all passengers must exit the vehicles and stand as far 
away as possible.

 


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SPECIFICATIONS

Minimum Breaking Strain (MBS)

8000 Kg

Length (not under load)

9 metres

Elasticity or Stretch

20% Stretch

Material

100% Nylon

PLU

53768

Batch No.

09/2018

KEY INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

• 

It is recommended that the minimum breaking strength of the strap should be 

between 2 and 3 times the vehicles GVM.

• 

The strap must be suited to the GVM of the lighter of the 2 vehicles  used in the 

recovery process.

• 

It is important the correctly rated strap is used. A strap that is under rated for the 

recovery may break under load. A strap that is over rated may not stretch properly, 

thus placing additional stress on the recovery points and chassis of the vehicle.

• 

Inspect strap before every use.

• 

If the strap is damaged in any way do not use.

• 

Keep strap away from sharp edges especially when under load.

• 

Exposing the strap to high temperatures may cause damage and is to be avoided.

• 

Always use rated vehicle recovery points when performing a recovery operation.

• 

Never use a tow ball to secure a recovery/snatch strap.

• 

A strap under load should not be dragged across any surface.

• 

Inspection of rated recovery points regularly is recommended to determine if 

any damage has occurred through bottoming out and general off road activity. 

A damaged recovery point could result in a failed recovery.

IT IS RECOMMENDED TO INSTALL RECOVERY POINTS BY AN 

AUTHORISED MECHANICAL INSTALLER

 


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USAGE

Getting Set Up

• 

Assess the area the recovery is about to take place and look for potential hazards 

before you start the set up / recovery.

• 

Check around and under the vehicle and clear the area as much as practical.

• 

Situate the recovery vehicle in line with the vehicle needing assistance.

• 

Distance between the vehicles should be set 2 – 3 metres less than the length of the 

snatch strap.

• 

Determine best form of communication, either UHF radio, horn signals or a hands-

free mobile phone. It is recommended the vehicle needing assistance manage the 

process and give direction to the recovery vehicle’s driver.

Connecting the Snatch Strap

• 

Inspect the snatch strap and ensure it is free of defects. If defects are present the strap 

could break, DO NOT USE.

• 

Check the strap’s rating and if it is suitable for the recovery.

• 

Lay the strap between the vehicles ensuring 2 – 3m of slack is available.

• 

Ensure the strap is not twisted, knotted or kinked.

• 

Attach Strap to a RATED vehicle recovery point. It should be noted that often factory 

fitted tow hooks are not rated and should not be used as recovery points.

• 

When connecting the snatch strap to the vehicles avoid sharp edges and hot surfaces.

• 

Attach a recovery damper blanket approx. half way  

along the snatch strap.

• 

If using a bow shackle to connect to the vehicle  

ensure it is a RATED SHACKLE. Look for WWL or SWL 

markings and is adequate for the recovery 

being conducted.

• 

NEVER CONNECT A SNATCH STRAP TO  

A TOW BALL OR UNRATED POINT. 

 


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USAGE continued

The Recovery

• 

Clear all people around the recovery area at least 1.5 times the length of the un-

stretched strap away from the vehicles in all directions. Ideally people other than the 

driver of the two vehicles should position themselves behind a tree, large rock or over 

a ridge completely away from any chance of a projectile harming them and NEVER 

place themselves in the path of the vehicle performing the recovery.

• 

Establish communication between the two drivers and discuss a stop point once the 

recovery has been completed.

• 

The recovery vehicle is to commence a gentle acceleration towards approx. 10kph – 

15kph, the vehicle needing assistance (stranded vehicle) should assist at this point by 

being in 1st gear or (2nd Low) and accelerate gently and progressively as the recovery 

vehicle takes up the slack of the snatch strap.

• 

If the first attempt is not successful repeat the steps adding a bit more speed each 

attempt until a successful recovery is achieved.

NB- If after several attempts and the recovery is still unsuccessful allow the snatch strap to rest 

and resume its original length before continuing. At this stage it is recommended to review the 

approach of the recovery and assess if other methods can be applied.

• 

Ensure the recovered vehicle does not drive over the snatch strap which may result in 

damaging the strap.

• 

Remove snatch strap when both vehicles are stationary and park brake applied.

 


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CARE AND MAINTENANCE

• 

Dirt, mud, grit and sand are abrasive and can damage the snatch strap. Always clean 

your snatch strap after use.

• 

Clean the snatch strap by using warm water containing a mild detergent. Ensure the 

strap is completely dry before coiling and storing.

• 

Check the strap for any nicks, cuts, burn marks or wear marks. If found, the strap 

should be disposed of thoughtfully.

• 

When finished using your recovery strap it is recommended to roll up the strap and 

store safely to avoid the strap getting tangled, knotted or damaged.

FAQ - Snatch Strap

Q. Why is it important to have elasticity in a Snatch Strap?
A. Elasticity is included to reduce the shock to both vehicles performing a recovery.

Q. Can I use snatch strap and an equaliser strap for the same recovery.
A.
  Yes, best practice is to thread the equaliser strap through the eyelet of the snatch strap 

before securing the equaliser strap to the vehicle recovery points.

Q. Can I connect two straps together?
A. 
Yes, best method please see below.

Bow Shackle not included

Using this method 

separating straps 

after recovery will be 

extremely difficult.

Never connect two straps 

with a bow shackle or 

metal object.

Inserting an object such 

as rolled towel will allow 

enough slack in the joints 

to separate the straps.