Saber Offroad announces soft-shackle-friendly recovery points range

soft-shackle-friendly recovery points

Saber Offroad has responded to consumer demand and launched a range of soft-shackle-friendly recovery points.

For ever, recovery points have been designed for steel bow shackles (read: sharp, square edges). But last night, Saber Offroad announced the launch of its range of recovery points designed to suit soft shackles.

Most soft shackles are available with protective sheaths to protect against the sharp edges of regular recovery points, Saber Offroad said its customers had been asking for a tailor-made recovery point.

“Our customers have been asking us to make a recovery point that is designed for soft shackles, said Steve Handbury, Saber Offroad, Director – Product Development.

“So, we sat down and looked at how we could design a vehicle-mounted recovery point specifically to suit soft shackles. We looked at a lot of different designs but our ‘ah-ha’ moment came when we split a donut shaped ring in half and fitted it to a recovery point. This created a far superior bend radius to get the maximum performance from a soft shackle,” he added.

Pricing hasn’t been announced yet for the Saber recovery points (that will be released early next year). They’re all vehicle specific and coated bright orange, constructed from up to 14.5mm plate steel with 12.9 Muts-grade mounting bolts and are independently batch tested in a NATA-accredited facility.

Currently, Saber Offroad said, recovery points are available for 70, 80, and 100 Series Toyota LandCruisers, as well as the GU Nissan Patrol and D40 Navara. More vehicle makes and models will be announced in the coming months.

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Isaac Bober has been writing about cars and 4x4s for more than 20 years, has worked on some of the country's biggest motoring magazines (remember what they were?), and launched Practical Motoring. Now he's back, back again... to share dad jokes and much more.