The KERR was originally developed by H&T Marlow back in the Seventies for military use by the British Army and others. Nearly three inches thick, it was designed to retrieve 60 tonne battle tanks – a little excessive for private off-road use!
So, in the Eighties, David Bowyer worked with Marlow’s design team to develop a smaller version for use with off-road vehicles. After months of experimentation, lengths of spliced eight-strand rope, 24mm in diameter, and eight metres (27 feet) long, were found to be ideal for Land Rovers-sized vehicles.
The name given to this rope was Recoverline – the rope sold by David Bowyer today.
Each rope is professionally spliced with protected soft eyes using the eight-strand, 12 tonne rope. The multiplait design prevents kinking and hocking.
It is recommended that a ‘bridle’ is always carried and used whenever possible to reduce the shock loads on attachment points when carrying out a recovery. Our bridles are 2mx24mm, professionally spliced, and supplied with two FREE three quarter inch shackles.
EVEN if you don’t think you’ll have any use for the KERR, no-one should venture off-road without a decent tow rope. A good, ‘keep it In the back’ polypropylene tow rope is ideal for the job. We can supply a 4.5mx24mm, three strand, eight tonne rope, professionally spliced with a soft eye at each end, including a FREE three quarter inch D shackle.