Never used them in snow or mud but in the desert in sand washes or dunes they work very well especially when there's nothing to hook a winch too.
I have been off roading for 34 years, all over this country from ME to CA. Watched people use HiLifts.. I do have a 60" Hilift...
Lol. Offloading is inherently dangerous. Lots of ways to get hurt in addition to hi lift operations. Know the risks and take precautions. I also ride motorcycles and shoot competitive pistol. Never an issue.I have been off roading for 34 years, all over this country from ME to CA. Watched people use HiLifts.
I wont own a HILift!
Ive seen them go through Jeep doors and radiators when the Jeep/HiLift slips Ive seen them send the operator to the ER!
And you want to use it on ice/snow or where the truck is on ice/snow.
You Better have REAL good Health Insurance. And who's going to cover for you when your in the ER?
We have a rural, no cell, no people route doing substations 15 miles from town. When we have to solo it’s studs, bucket of sand, square point shovel, brains to stop if it’s bad, a rear winch (harbor freight but hey it has worked), and most of all hard won knowledge. Don’t go too far, buy the right equipment.