THE COMPLETE DEADMAN KIT:
The Deadman Kit contains all you need and will save you $25.
- Drifta Deadman Bag
- Deadman Ground Earth Anchor
- 2x Deadman Soft Shackle
Description by manufacturer
THE DEADMAN EARTH ANCHOR:
It is the world’s most versatile off-road recovery anchor, capable of anchoring to just about anything Mother Earth throws your way. Lightweight and easily stowed under your seat, it’s the self-recovery anchor that’s always with you, allowing you to explore with confidence!
While the Deadman loves to go around hugging trees or rocks, he is also an extremely capable ground anchor as well. Instead of debating whether to carry a heavy metal ground anchor, the Deadman becomes the ground anchor that’s a permanent member of your recovery kit.
With a Minimum Breaking Strength (MBS) ranging from 7,500 – 30,000kg after assembly (depending on its configuration), the Deadman will be the strongest member of your recovery kit. We’ve gone to great lengths to ensure we get every last ounce of strength out of these American made, Class VII polyester industrial slings. The Deadman won’t let you down!
THE DRIFTA BODY BAG:
After the recovery, clean up the evidence with the Drifta Bodybag. Designed specially to hold the Deadman Earth Anchor, the bag is large enough to carry your soft shackles, and some gloves, pretty much everything you need for a straight forward self-recovery. Strap it to your roll bars or throw it in the back of your truck & go!
THE DEADMAN SHACKLE:
** The Deadman requires two shackles when used in the ground. Metal shackles do work, though soft shackles are much more convenient and easier to work with. **
The Deadman Soft Shackle is made in the USA and is exceptionally strong. Made with the same materials used in synthetic winch lines, this soft shackle has a minimum breaking strength of 13,600kg (in testing, many have held up to 18,000 kg!).
We prefer to use soft shackles because they’re stronger, safer, lighter, and easier to work with than their metal counterparts. By using soft shackles, we remove more metal from our winching system and thereby lessen the potential for serious harm in the event of a break.
Besides, these shackles match the Deadman’s eyes.
The Deadman is constructed in USA from the finest USA-made, industrial grade materials. The tarp in the center is industrial 18oz vinyl with a rip-stop polyester skrim that’s both tough and malleable, allowing it to conform to misshaped objects like rocks without ripping. The webbing is 2″ Class VII industrial sling webbing, manufactured by Murdock Webbing (est. 1936) in Rhode Island, which is the same stuff used in industrial rigging and hoisting applications. Each line has a breaking strength of 19,600lb in a straight pull configuration and 39,200lb in a basket configuration. Because the Deadman uses two of these, when both lines are in use its breaking strength doubles, giving the Deadman a minimum breaking strength (MBS) of nearly 36,000 kg in a basket configuration (still over 30,000kg after assembly). Additionally, because more than one strap is in use, the Deadman offers something no other anchor can: redundancy.
Guidelines for using the Deadman as a tree saver
To test gear that’s designed to get you unstuck, you first need to get stuck. With hard tyres, we disengaged 4WD and dug the back down into the soft sand. With the back stuck, we engaged the front wheels and dug them down too. To be sure we gave ourselves a good challenge, we clicked on the front and rear lockers and spun the Cruiser deeper still. We are now truly stuck.READ FULL REVIEW HERE
Comparing hard shackles to their soft siblings is perhaps a simpler process than we initially imagined.
The critical difference is easily spotted – if a weak link in our recovery setup were to fail we’ve got one less potential projectile that with bad luck might damage our vehicle, and with worse luck, our friends and family. READ FULL REVIEW HERE