Here at 4X4 Australia, proper 4x4 gear isn't limited to chunky off-road tyres and differential lockers. There are plenty of products that aren't related to a 4x4's drivetrain that can prove handy on any trip.
From winches to canopies to even books, this selection of new gear is ideal for your next adventure.
Sherpa 4X4 Stallion winch
This uber-winch has a massive 25,000lb rating. It comes with 35m of 12mm synthetic rope (or steel cable) and is powered by an 8.9hp motor with 12 or 24V options. Sherpa 4x4 winches are compatible with all types of synthetic rope, as the brake is designed into the gearbox which results in a trouble- and heat-free winch/brake combo.
Inside, the Stallion includes a fully sealed (water- and dust-proof) Albright International solenoid pack for optimum reliability regardless of the conditions. The Stallion also features higher-load brass bushes for the heavier loads it is capable of.
There’s also an optional remote wireless kit available. Sherpa 4x4 offers an excellent five-year warranty.
RRP: $1799 (steel cable); $1999 (synthetic rope)
Sammitr steel canopies
Utilising the most up-to-date manufacturing processes, Sammitr (SMM) steel canopies are made using high-quality automotive steel to provide maximum strength, durability and security.
Industry Insider: Sammitr steel canopies
SMM produces three canopies – SMM V2 Executive, SMM V2 Tradesman and SMM V4 Executive – suitable for a variety of dual-cab utes. Features vary for each model, so head online to check them all out.
An example is the range-topping V4 Executive that includes tinted lift-up side windows, a strong-pressed GalvanNealed 0.8mm steel shell and frame, colour-coded baked paint system with EDP coating, twin-rotary door locks, remote-control locking, rear window demister, auto interior light, fully lined interior and epoxy-coated roof rails. The SMM canopy range comes with a five-year warranty.
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4WD Treks of the High Country
The guide, written by touring gurus Craig Lewis and Cathy Savage, includes more than 150 colour photos as well as plenty of information on the history and highlights of this popular touring destination.
There are old gold mining towns to discover, vistas to enjoy from mountain peaks and a thorough guide to the best campgrounds in the High Country. Add in comprehensive route directions and you’ve got the perfect planning tool to make that mountain trip an unforgettable one.