Whether you purchase a TruckClaws™ or TruckClaws™ II kit either comes with two claws, two ratchet and strap assemblies and a carry bag. For most typical situations that the average person would find themselves stuck in a single kit will most likely get them on their way again. The research and development team for TruckClaws™ continues to perform testing involving getting trucks of various sizes stuck in different scenarios to test the limits of the products. We have found that while one kit will get you unstuck from most situations that in extreme conditions and abnormal storm events two kits may be required to get you unstuck. When it comes to TruckClaws™ (Heavy Commercial Version) you can install multiple claws on one tire provided you have multiple holes in your rim but please remember to never install the strap through the hole containing the valve stem. Moving on to TruckClaws™II for pickups, RV’s and SUVs we have found that installing two claws per wheel also enhances the performance in extreme conditions, as well if you have the proper clearance you can also benefit from installing Claws on all four tires of a 4-wheel drive vehicle but never install the extender bars on the front wheels. We will continue to post new videos showing various conditions and how you can utilize both kits, so please check our website frequently and search YouTube for new videos. New video will be posted soon of TruckClaws™ II in use during the Winter Storm Jonas that impacted most of the east coast. That’s it for now, here is Alex Debogorski, “The Original Ice Road Trucker”
Hi everyone, Alex Debogorski here the good people from TruckClaws™ asked me to write a few tips on winter driving and preparation.
Winter demands a degree of preparation for drivers and vehicle. There are fluctuations in temperature, visibility, types of precipitation and varying road surfaces. As conditions deteriorate poorer drivers or ill equipped vehicles add to the threat.
Winterize the vehicle. Replace driver’s windshield wiper and check the passengers. Headlights need to be in good condition so roads blackened by moisture are visible. Tires should have at least MS (mud and snow) on them realizing a winter tire works better in snow than an all season. Tail lights have to work well so the guy behind you can see that you are slowing down. Sand blasted and cracked windshields are hard to see through in a blizzard. Give the vehicle a winter service so all oils and antifreeze will work well in the cold. An electric engine block heater, battery warmer and pan heater should be installed. If you think you will need to be pulled or have to pull someone else, have tow points installed on the vehicle. Many of the new vehicles have nowhere to attach to and invariably lose parts as incorrect places are hooked onto when stuck. Better yet this is where TruckClaws™ would be your saving grace. Make sure windshield fluid is compatible with the cold and spray holes are not clogged. Yellow fog lights are handy for cutting through snow, fog and rain. They help with lack of contrast in white out conditions. Good batteries are essential. A weak battery may work in warm weather but not at all in the cold.
Having one’s vehicle in good useable condition is a huge step in getting to where one wants to go. Not to mention less stress.
The Original Ice Road Trucker
NOTE: For those interested in more information about winter driving and how you should prepare yourself and stock your vehicle please click HERE.