New Recovery Device...BOG OUT..

Submitted: Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 12:36
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There has been a new device invented in Australia to help us extract our vehicles either forward or reverse it only costs around $150,just google ..bog out..

Anyone tried one,your thoughts..???
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Reply By: get outmore - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 12:41

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 12:41
thoughts?

the chick was HOT!!

watched the demo vid 3 times just for that
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Follow Up By: dean ( SA ) - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 13:49

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 13:49
agreed and if I didn't see this post I wouldn't have bothered looking
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 14:07

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 14:07
Sorry guys, she doesn't come with the product. lol
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 12:58

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 12:58
Looks interesting! Just wondering if it would work the same on the front wheel? Guess a locker would assist with that.

Always looking to increase my recovery options.

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Reply By: Member - Bigred13 - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 13:07

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 13:07
Yes it looks ok for that demo,because you have a tree to tie onto,but that is not always around when you need one.I have used BogBags to get my motor home (11.5 tonne) out of a bog ,but they are most suited for sand ie beach or tracks where there is no anchor points handy and about $49 very cheap recovery, check out BogBags.com.au
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Follow Up By: OBJ - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 13:14

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 13:14
I carry about a dozen "Silt Bags" from Bunnings, which do the same thing. And they work well, and cost heaps less than some of the track options.

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Reply By: pop2jocem - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 13:11

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 13:11
Always nice to have a convenient tree or rock directly behind or in front of the wheel you are using.
I wonder how it would go on a front wheel considering the steering is usually done from there. I guess at least you could keep the wheel in question pointed directly at the anchor point.

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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 14:06

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 14:06
Obtaining a suitable anchor point is always an issue when recovering with a winch and the same applies to this product. The 'Bog Out' has a further problem in that it is necessary to have the anchor point aligned such that there is a direct line of pull otherwise the Bog Out can wind off the tyre to wrap around the axle and damage both itself and brake-lines etc. The product instruction makes several warning references to this hazard.

The video and text promotion make much of the product's performance using only one Bog Out but unless the vehicle has a locked diff then the opposite wheel is free to spin unless a second Bog Out was used.

In the promotional video a 'convenient' fallen log is used for an anchor affording the possibility of attaching two Bog Outs if required but in practise two appropriate anchor points may be difficult to obtain. Ground anchors may solve this situation but then that is an additional cost and an additional pair of devices to carry. A single point of attachment for a pair of Bog Outs would only suffice if positioned a long way from the vehicle or a spreader bar was employed.

Rather not be a 'knocker' but I think I'll stick to lower tyre pressures and the MaxTrax.
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 14:57

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 14:57
My thoughts were along the same as yours Alan. You need all the planets to align for it to be of much use.
A small hand winch would be a much more universal device to carry or the MaxTrax as you have said.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 15:43

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 15:43
Quote "The video and text promotion make much of the product's performance using only one Bog Out but unless the vehicle has a locked diff then the opposite wheel is free to spin unless a second Bog Out was used."

The bird was only featured putting one side on but if you look at the driving out sequence you will see two in use.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 15:52

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 15:52
You are quite right Peter. It can be a bit difficult to keep one's eyes on the product whilst viewing the video! lol
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 16:12

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 16:12
It's the free spinning wheel you want to attach it to so you don't need diff locks.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 16:15

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 16:15
Until the unstrapped wheel loses grip.
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 16:32

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 16:32
You put your Max Trax under that one :-)
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 17:17

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 17:17
often getting the non spinning wheel to spin will get you out as its the wheel with traction
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Reply By: get outmore - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 14:40

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 14:40
cheap light doesnt look like it will take up much space.
rather than say like above ill stick to max tracks etc. I see all recovery tools as having a use (mostly)
in certain situations some tools work better or are more appropriate than others
- the more tools you have the more options you have
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Reply By: vk1dx - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 15:25

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 15:25
Yep I think one will go in the recovery kit. Can't hurt having one on board especially as we usually travel solo.
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Reply By: Michael H9 - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 16:11

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 16:11
Very similar to The Bush Winch but a lot cheaper and lighter plus would fit more cars. A ground anchor is handy as well for when there are no trees. Burying a spare wheel is super hard work.
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Reply By: Gramps - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 16:19

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 16:19
Hmmmm, could be sitting on a gold mine with all those hessian bags in the shed LOL
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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 16:46

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 16:46
I would say definitely "sitting on a gold mine". (;=))

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Reply By: Member - Outback Gazz - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 17:13

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 17:13
Howdy All

Michael H9 said "Burying a spare wheel is super hard work."

Yep - been there done that lol ! Back in the early 90's I was alone and quite isolated in Central Australia and got myself horribly bogged in very soft sand. Had a winch and 40 metres of winch cable - only problem was that the nearest tree was 100 metres away.
I had remembered the story about burying your spare wheel so out came the shovel and started digging - made a nice size hole/trench nearly 6 feet deep and 90 degrees to the winch cable, buried the spare with cable attached. Started the Patrol, powered up the winch with the hand controller, let out the clutch then increased the revs slowly and got wheels turning and within about 90 seconds I had 2 tonne of sand mounded up right in front of my car ! What would I have paid for a set of max trax there and then ?

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Reply By: Member - kev.h - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 18:32

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 18:32
I missed the bit where the bog out was wrapped around the wheel several times but when she went to remove it it was only just on one side maybe i missed the magic undo because on that track by the time you undo it you are back in the bog May be I'll have another look !!!
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 21:51

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 21:51
Yeah...I was thinking the same thing?
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Reply By: Member - Paul B (WA) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 at 22:37

Thursday, Feb 05, 2015 at 22:37
I've a better solution: DON'T GET BOGGED in the first place! It's years and decades since I was last bogged, so if a dumb bastard like me can stay out of it, I don't see why all you rocket scientists can't as well.

I've never failed to retrieve a vehicle from a sand bog by simply lowering tyre pressures, sometime to having them barely stand up off their rims. As for mud, you don't get bogged if you don't go into it. And then you don't have to blast it off with a pressure cleaner. Nothing like getting home after a really good trip through the bush (secure in the knowledge you haven't wrecked the tracks) and not having to spend an hour getting the rig clean.
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Friday, Feb 06, 2015 at 07:29

Friday, Feb 06, 2015 at 07:29
I've been using the exact same principle with car accidents. I decided many years ago that I wouldn't have one, it's so simple really.

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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Friday, Feb 06, 2015 at 08:08

Friday, Feb 06, 2015 at 08:08
Done the same with flat tyres
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