Loose recover gear Rule 48.12

george palmer
posted Aug 12, 2013 at 4:48 PM

For some time we have had an informal rule regarding tree protectors with metal rings.
At the 2012 Manukau winch challenge a number of new competitors with these protectors did not know that they needed to be restrained in the crew compartment.
I propose that we no longer permit a loose shackle on the crew compartment floor as per 48.12
As some winch points (trees) are to large in diameter for a standard tree protector and require 2 protectors, I believe that the competitor should be allowed to carry both in the cab
I propose that we alter the rule 48.12 to cover these points.
48.12 Loose recovery gear:
2 tree trunk protector and 2 winch dampeners may be carried on the front passenger floor. All other equipment carried inside the cab forward of the cargo barrier must be firmly secured to prevent movement. Including tree protectors with metal rings and all shackles.

Arron Eades
posted Aug 25, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Sounds reasonable to me.