Snowmobile Basics – Sled Extraction

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Here is an excerpt from our eBook: Snowmobiling Basics – Sled Extraction

Snowmobiles are more reliable than ever these days, but it’s important to remember that for every slope you go down, there is one that you have to get your sled back up. This task becomes especially difficult when extracting inoperable or unrideable equipment. If you are in the position where you have to tow up any sort of grade or lift a sled out of a ravine or creek, you will need proper equipment and a mechanical advantage. The image above portrays the best mechanical systems for a ‘Top Winch’ rigging system. In order to implement such a system you will need a few pieces of equipment. Here is a listing of everything that I carry in my extraction kit. This kit simply stays in the truck for the season:

  • Two ½” ropes (7500lbs) 1-200’, 1-100’
  • 1 long haul capstan ‘pull through’ rope ratchet winch – (1500lbs)
  • 1 cable ratchet winch –for lock off and tag line.
  • 4 – 4 ½” twin sheave pulleys
  • 2 – 2” single sheave pulleys
  • 4 slings
  • 4 various lengths of webbing
  • 6 Carabineers
  • 2 4” clevis
  • 1 Ascender
  • 1 Decent controller

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