— Things you should know when going off-road —
In the “Recreation Utility UTV Buyer’s Guide” 30 of the machines come standard with a winch, with most winches being Warn 4500-pound units. The thing is, a 4500-pound winch can actually stretch the frame of a UTV, especially if you use a snatch block to extricate a large UTV! Snatch blocks double and quadruple a winch’s power rating, and winch lines can girdle and injure or kill trees, so you want to have tree-protector straps on hand for hard-core winching. Warn has accessory kits for proper winching, and they include special winching gloves with extra palm, web and finger protection. We know of racers who have lost fingertips when winching with racing gloves. Stretching frames, strangling trees, losing body parts and breaking lines don’t come with proper winching techniques, so we went to the experts, Warn Winch employees, to learn how to do it right during Warn’s 70th anniversary celebration.
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