Recovery Points (if equipped)

Your vehicle may be fitted with recovery points.

Always  follow  these  instructions  along  with  the  manufacturer’s  instructions  when using aftermarket products with the recovery points.

It is recommended to use the recovery points with a snatch strap or a winch:

  • Only use a snatch strap with a rating of 8000kg
  • Only use a winch with maximum capacity up to 6800kg (15000lb)

Toyota recommend using a bridle connected by two 3.2t or two 4.75t rated bow shackles.

When  fitting  the  shackle,  pass  the  eye   of   the   shackle   through   the   recovery  point  slot. 

The  pin  should  pass  through  the  recovery  strap  or  bridle,  and  not  the  recovery  point  slot (see diagram). 

Front recovery points


Front recovery points are located on either side of the bullbar. They are designed to distribute the large recovery loads through the chassis frame.

The recovery points are designed to be used in unison, using a bridle to spread the load between both points.

The angle of the recovery strap should not exceed the turning angle of the front wheels. 

Rear Recovery Points

The rear recovery points are integrated with the vehicle’s tow bar and can be found on either side of the tow bar. They are designed to distribute the large recovery loads through the chassis frame. 

The recovery points are designed to be used in unison, using a bridle to spread the load between both points and the chassis of the vehicle.

The angle of the recovery strap should not exceed thirty degrees from the centre line of the vehicle for the rear recovery points. 

 

 

 

 

 Freeing the Vehicle using a Rescue Tool

 If you are unable to free the vehicle by yourself, it may be possible to free the vehicle using a rescue tool.

 

 

Examples of rescue tools are listed below:

 

  1. Gloves
    Useful for various tasks outside the vehicle.
  2. Shovel
    Can be used to remove earth, sand, etc. from around the tyre.
  3. Air jack
    Uses exhaust gas to raise the vehicle.
  4. Sand ladder
    Use by placing underneath a wheel with no grip.
  5. U-shaped shackle
    Used to attach straps, etc. when passed through the towing hook.
  6. Elastic towing rope
    Used when the vehicle needs to be towed by another vehicle. 
  7. S-shaped hook
    Used to connect the wire or the strap.
  8. Pulley
    Used to change direction from which the vehicle is being towed.
  9. Wire cable
    Used when winching.
  10. Strap
    Useful when used in place of the wire cable.
  11. Hand winch
    Used when freeing the vehicle.