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After the vehicles are properly connected:

  • Make sure everyone observes the safe stand clear distance.
  • Do not back up the towing vehicle more than one vehicle length.
  • Apply only light tugs. A light tug will stretch the strap but will not cause the strap to reach its maximum capacity. Several tugs may be necessary to pull the vehicle loose.
    • Even if the stuck vehicle only moves slightly, continue applying light tugs.
    • Repeat the tugs until the ORV is no longer stuck or no longer moves.
  • Take additional steps if the stuck vehicle does not move when you apply light tugs.
    • Use a shovel to dig out around the front and sides of the vehicle’s tires.
    • Switch to a winch.
    • Pull from the other end of the vehicle, if possible.
    • Do NOT increase the amount of power you are using. This can result in damage, injury, or death if the strap breaks.