Do not rely on a winch to stabilize a vehicle
By Mark van der Feyst
At times, winches can be used to secure an object or vehicle. If they are being used, they cannot be relied upon as being the only source for securement.
The winch is a mechanical device and can fail under certain conditions and situations. The winch needs to be used in conjunction with other items such as cribbing to help maintain vehicle stabilization.
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