Casey Recovers a School Bus Easily with a Yankum Rope
Casey Ladell does it again! Our friend Casey does a-lot of recoveries in the Bend, Oregon area, and during the winter time, he performs a-lot of crazy recoveries. In this video Casey gets a call to help a stuck school bus. At the end of the video Casey mentions that we "ruined the video" for all of the viewers, because his Yankum Rope made quick work of the recovery. Of corse, Casey made the comment in jest and we had some good laughs, but we got a-lot of requests for finer detailed information as to how the rope made this job so much easier for a wrecker to move a much heavier and larger school bus.
Kinetic recovery ropes, also known as a Yankum Ropes or KERR (kinetic energy recovery ropes), are high-strength ropes that is used in a variety of applications, including vehicle recovery. When a kinetic recovery rope is attached to a stuck vehicle and pulled by another vehicle, the kinetic energy from the movement of the pulling vehicle is transferred to the stuck vehicle through the rope. This kinetic energy can help to "wake up" and move the stuck vehicle and allow it to be pulled free more easily.
In the case of recovering a school bus or other large vehicle, a kinetic recovery rope can be used as a heavy duty recovery rope to transfer kinetic energy from a recovery vehicle to the stuck vehicle, making it easier to pull the bus out of a hole or other difficult situation. The rope works by stretching and contracting as the recovery vehicle moves, which helps to generate additional force that can be used to help free the stuck vehicle.
Overall, the use of a kinetic recovery rope can make recovering a stuck vehicle easier by transferring kinetic energy from the recovery vehicle to the stuck vehicle, providing an additional force that can help to free the vehicle. These ropes are often used in off-road recovery situations, such as when a 4x4 vehicle or truck becomes stuck in mud or sand.