Recovery Equipment and Winches

Whether you are stuck in the mud, in the sand or on a slippery slope, we can provide a lot more than just sympathy.  Every recovery situation is different and the right equipment and a well thought out plan are the two key ingredients to a successful vehicle recovery. 

Don’t think it can’t happen to you!  Vehicle recovery is by far the most important consideration when planning to go off road, so, for every situation we have recovery equipment that will get you out of trouble and back home. This essential part of your travel kit should never be underestimated.



Your basic recovery kit should consist of all the items required to get you out of trouble with the aid of another vehicle.  Items such as Snatch Straps, Bow Shackles, a Strap/Cable Dampener and a pair of Leather Gloves are all you need if you are a basic 4wheel driver and always travel with company.  When attaching equipment to your vehicle always ensure that you are attaching to rated recovery points or distribute the load as evenly as possible by using an Equaliser Strap.  These straps are designed to have both ends attached to the vehicle towing points on either side and pull from the middle of the strap.

If you like to be more adventurous and play a solo game then the stakes are much higher if you get into trouble.  You need to be fully self sufficient and be able to get yourself out of any situation.  In addition to the basics you will need to consider a Winch (electric or manual), additional straps such as Winch Extension and Tree Protector, a Snatch Block to run the winch cable through and the list goes on.

With the release of TJM's range of Kinetic Recovery Equipment, Soft Shackles and Alloy Recovery devices you can now safely and confidently recover while also keeping your weight down.


self recovery devices

Self Recovery Devices are just that.  Devices that allow you to extract your bogged vehicle yourself.  These may be as simple and effective as a pair of recovery planks to drive up onto and out of trouble or an electric winch for when there just is no chance of driving out.  We cover the tried and tested here.

hi lift jack

A versatile piece of equipment, the Hi lift or Recovery Jack coupled with the recovery base on soft and uneven surfaces will provide a means of lifting the vehicle to aid recovery.  Possibly one of the oldest recovery tools around it has proven itself time and again as an important part of any kit, but beware, its design can make them extremely unstable and the upmost care and attention to saftey must be followed.

TJM Recovery Jack TJM Recovery Jack Base

hand winch

The hand winch is a great accessory for any adventurer.  More versatile than an electric winch, the hand winch allows you to extricate your vehicle from almost any angle.  Sometimes going back the way you came is better than the track ahead.  Hand winches will generally have two different load ratings on them, the lower of the two is a lifting capacity while the higher is the pulling capacity.  Coupled with a snatch block, the hand winch will even pull a full sized 4WD out of a bog.

TJM Hand Winch

electric winches

Think of an electric winch as a risk management tool when venturing to remote locations and upping the stakes of your 4WD adventure.  Our range of electric winches have even more power for increased line speed and faster recovery.  Ranging in size, from 9000lb up to the massive 15000lb, tried and tested to our own high standards we have a winch to suit most vehicles and budgets.  When selecting the right winch it is important to choose the correct pulling capacity, a winch that is too light will simply stall out and leave you stuck with a potentially burnt out motor while a winch with too high of a rating can in some cases cause damage to the vehicle.  Always check with your bull bar manufacturer as to the winch capacity that the bar was made for.



From the makers of the legendary Premier Winch comes the Gunshot.  With all the features you have come to expect from Premier Winch, the new Premier Gunshot Winch is equipped with SK75 synthetic rope to maximise strength and pulling power, whilst minimising weight.

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We called it Premier because we are confident it's the best.  Premier Electric Recovery Winches are available in sizes from 6000lb to 15000lb with both steel and synthetic ropes.  They have many features that are superior to the rest, such as the large cone brake mounted on the outside of the drum to expatiate heat dispersion when the going gets tough.  This makes them the only winch that is really suitable for synthetic rope use.  Independant testing shows that our motors draw far less current under load due to their superior design.  If you need the best, buy Premier.  

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There are 9000lb, 9500lb and 12000lb sizes, all with new and improved functionality and strength.  The two larger models are fitted with tough synthetic rope as standard for easier handling and improved performance.



TREDs are the ultimate all-in-one 4x4, ATV and equipment recovery device in sand, mud, sludge, slime or snow. Designed and manufactured in Australia from specifically engineered polyolefin materials, TREDs can handle intense levels of torque, flex, weight and impact. With a designated shovel feature, extreme hex grip nodules, dual size offering, aggressive ramp entry teeth and ultimate wear resistant properties, TREDs are the best option to get you going when loss of traction disrupts your journey.



MAXTRAX is the innovative, lightwieght vehicle recovery devise that's Australian designed and engineered. Rigorously tested and proven in the world's toughtest offroad events and expeditions MAXTRAX is considered as the SAFE, SIMPLE, QUICK and EASY method of 4WD vehicle recovery. Just wedge MAXTRAX firmly against your tyre tread, jump into your vehicle and GENTLY accelerate. Once your tyre tread grips MAXTRAX, your vehicle recovers and you're on your way! It's that easy!


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