Pull Pal KUDOS - Testimonials & Press Coverage
I can remember when I was a kid and Pull Pal land anchors were just becoming popular with the most extreme wheelers in Alaska. They helped fuel our wild and crazy adventures into the mountains and helped Alaskans go further and further into the bush and safely make it back out.
I soon found Pull Pals an essential part of offroad racing as well, especially on no chase races where a driver and codriver are usually the only ones able to perform recovery and that plow/boat anchor looking Pull Pal was the difference between hours of digging on a very dangerous live course with racecars flying by us or a couple of minutes easily deploying the Pull Pal in sand, dirt, mud or rocks and winching out to get back in the race! It’s amazing how once the winch line starts pulling on the Pull Pal it actually starts digging the blade down deeper into the ground, the engineering on it is fascinating and a person can really tell that Pull Pals are made by smart people who got out, wheeled, got stuck and fine-tuned their self-recovery equipment to operate above expectations. To date I’ve never seen a Pull Pal fail. It seems to me that the people at Pull Pal got their math right.
Pull Pals have become a crucial element while I'm big game hunting in the remote Alaskan wilderness. Things can quickly become a life-or-death situation when I go hunting above tree line because there isn’t a person, tree or rig around for miles. Which is good for hunting but would be bad if I didn’t have a Pull Pal on hand to help me self-recover. Consequently, my rig has a Pull Pal on it at all times. There have been so many times that I’ve thanked the Lord and Pull Pal for helping me make it out of some very dangerous life-threatening situations out hunting and wheeling.
-Martha Tansy Offroad, Racing & Hunting, March 2021
Department of the Army
5th SFG (A) Mobility Operations NCO
"On behalf of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), I would like to express my appreciation with your 14.000-pound PULL PAL product. Our unit has a requirement for self-recovery of our fleet of High Mobility Military Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs).
These new PULL PAL's are currently in use with my unit and to date none have failed which is outstanding considering the extremely harsh conditions that your product is under.
Since the tragic events of 11 Sep. 01 our nation has been under attack form a host of terrorist organizations from around the world. My unit continues to be on that front line to bring the fight to those that would do us harm. Our specialized vehicles play a very big part in the operations that we conduct in the Global War on Terrorism. Although the 5th Special Forces Group and the operations we conduct may never be publicized on CNN, rest assured that under the each of our spare tires is a PULL PAL."
Our RW6000 Pull-Pal land anchor has helped us get unstuck in a variety of ways. From deep, soft sand to thick mud, Pull Pal can help you break free from stuck situations. As a vital piece of recovery kit (that pairs perfectly with our WARN winch), we've packed our RW6000 for major competitions like the Rebelle Rally and Alcan 5000 Rally. Heavy duty in construction and made in the USA, Pull Pal land anchors are a sure bet to lend a hand when trees, boulders, or other vehicles aren't nearby to aid in recovery assistance. This woman- and veteran-owned business makes the best land anchors around!
-Mercedes Lilienthal, February 2021
When it comes to advanced recovery one of the most essential tools is a PullPal. Over the past 15years we have had the privilege of working with CAM Mobility training advanced long range mobility with our military’s finest. One element of our training is advanced winching and recovery. For this training we utilize multiple PullPal during every week long training we execute.
-Tim Scully, Scully Offroad, January 2021
“We will not leave home in “Charlotte,” our Warn winch-equipped VW Syncro, without a Pull Pal along. In fact, all our winch-equipped vehicles have Pull Pals on board. For the adventurer who travels solo, we feel they are a mandatory piece of kit.
These shots were taken in a remote wash in southwestern Bolivia on Christmas Eve 2014. We got stuck in deep mud after having a pleasant night and morning in a quiet camp far from civilization. There was not a soul in the world who knew exactly where we were - a situation we find ourselves in often during our wanderings. With absolutely nothing to attach our winch line to, a quick deployment of our Pull Pal had our winch dragging the van several dozen feet through deep mud to dry land. We were then off to spend Christmas Day in the town of Uyuni before crossing the famous Salar de Uyuni salt flats on our way to Chile.”
- Ned and Kat Bacon
4-WHEEL & OFF ROAD
By: David Freiburger June 1995
"As the winch powers in, the Pull Pal digs in like a plow until the forged chromemoly blade holds solidly. We've seen Pull Pals anchor firmly enough in no-way-looking mud to free a Jeep stuck down to its axles and bite deeply enough into Colorado dirt to rescue a fullsize 4x4 pickup from a muddy bog. Muscling a fullsize Chevy out of a stony riverbed was no problem. and surprisingly, no matter how deep the plow burrowed, the Pull Pal was easy to remove."
By: Willie Worthy
"The undisputed champion of winch anchors, because the more pull is put on it, the deeper it bites."
Hummer and Pull Pal Make a great team
"Pull Pal saved the day for 2 Texans who found themselves on the side of a cliff in Silverton, Colorado"
4WD & SPORT UTILITY
Camel Trophy 1996
By: Sue Mead March 1997
"Next obstacle was a lengthy winch up a 50-degree bank using Pull Pal ground anchors, where each ascending vehicle was met by cheers and applause as it reached level ground once more."
FIELD GUIDE - SPECIAL ADVENTURE ISSUE
How to Winch Your Self Out
By: James Lee Ramsey 1997
"U.S. Camel Trophy team Coordinator Tom Collins says Pull Pal Portable Land Anchors are the best."
The International 4WD Trainers Association Endorsed PULL PAL as a “Recommended Product“ and has undergone extreme testing by a select group of unbiased expert off road trainers. 2023
"Beyond Winching Basics" March 2004
By: Manrico Delcore and Mary Beth Debicki
Although winching has been around for a long time two relatively recent inventions have made winching easier and safer. The first is the amazing Pull-Pal. After all, if you don't have an anchor, a winch is just so much dead weight. We've lost count of how many times our Pull Pal has made the difference between a quick recovery and a very arduous one. We wouldn't think of going four-wheeling without our Pull-Pal."
OFF ROAD ADVENTURE
"Pull Pal Pulls - An Adventure with a Winch Anchor" January 2002
By: Ned Bacon
"With permission, a key, and our main piece of equipment (the Pull-Pal), Marcel and I set out for a winch-fest up the side of a mountain in the Sierra Nevadas, between Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe. This old power line was a long-forgotten route, since an avalanche ripped through canyon nearly 20 years ago. The massive landslide took out six of the wooden power poles, and every single tree. This was a great test for the Pull Pal.... The area was impassable otherwise! After 6 hours and 13 winch sessions (many of them back-to-back.. and some sessions 125 feet at a time), we finally reached the top - thanks to the Pull Pal!"
Camel Trophy 1996
By: Manrico Delcore and Mary Beth Debicki Sept. 1996
"The Camel Trophy is without a doubt one of the world's most grueling off road events, and this year's was the toughest trophy to date featuring dozens of un-bridged rivers to cross, steep banks to scale, and endless mud to conquer. A couple of Pull Pals found their way into the convoy and they were soon put to the test,
Whether serving as sole anchors for winching Land Rover Discoveries (weighing a hefty 6,000 lbs. each) up steep river banks, or winching a fully ladened Land Rover Defender 110 (this one at slightly more than 8,000 lbs.!) that had become high centered on deep ruts, the Pull Pals saw their share of action. To say that they were pushed to the limit would be an understatement. Their performance was best summed up by a Trophy official who said, "The Pull Pal did everything they said they would, and then some." High praise indeed coming from the world's toughest off-road event."
By: Jim Allen July 1994
"Up on the frozen slopes if Mount Washington, anchor points are few past the tree line. The Pull Pal would dig in and yank us out every time. That's when I started to get impressed. On the ascent itself, the Pull Pal yanked our frozen butts out of the snow so many times that I lost count. We literally would not have made it without the Pull Pal. Since then, I've seen it used in dirt and sand and was equally impressed."
4-WHEEL & OFF ROAD
Get Out - Winch Tech from the Experts
By: Ed Fortson June 99
"Just like cops who are never around when you need them, decent winch anchors always seem to disappear like magic as soon as you get stuck. That's when Pull Pal is worth its weight in gold. The collapsible, plowlike anchor bites into dirt, sand, mud, and snow deep enough to pull out even way stuck rigs."
Project Grand Cherokee
By: Ken Freund Sept. '97
"Winches are great, but what do you do if the nearest boulder or tree is a mile from where you're stuck? Sure, you can spend an hour burying your spare tire, but there's a better way; Bring your own anchor -- a Pull Pal!"
4X4 SPORT UTILITY
Winch Anchor Review
By: Ned Bacon Sept. '96
"So, after a year of testing, what extraction equipment do I carry? Due to its over all versatility in different terrains, storability, and light weight, the Pull Pal is now a permanent piece of equipment in my vehicle. The Pull Pal usually doesn't require any assistance. One man can carry it up the hill, set its point in to the ground, then go back and operate the winch. The Pull Pal does the rest."
More Power for the Pull
By: Tom Gordon March '99
"Stuck in a rut (so to speak), we made easy work of this situation thanks to a Pull Pal winch anchor."
A book on the art of off-road driving
By: Brad DeLong
"The Pull Pal makes a neat ground anchor to winch against. It looks like a cross between a boat anchor and a plow."
4WD SPORT UTILITY
By: Phil Howell July 1993
"The Pull Pal is so easy to use that we think you'll start using it even when there is a point you can hook your winch to. It's pretty nice when you can be assured of a straight pull every time, and also not have to worry about impacting the environment in any way."
By: Manrico Delcore Feb. 1997
"...since Murphy's Law dictates that you'll get stuck where there are no anchors, we carry a Pull Pal. No more digging a "dead man" or burying the spare tire -- simply run out the winch cable, drop the Pull Pal and winch away."
By: Ken Freund
"We also tried Pull Pal winch anchors for the first time with great success. In very deep mud and on near vertical pulls, we doubled winch power by using a snatch block on the anchor point and ran the cable and hook back to the vehicle, for a two-to-one ratio."
AMERICAN SURVIVAL GUIDE
By: Jim Allen Nov. 1994
"The Pull Pals were tested and proved to be rock-solid winch anchors in snow."
THE PULL PAL
By: Moses Ludel 1993
"The Pull Pal relies on leverage and physics to provide maximum anchoring ability with minimal digging. Plow foot sets straight, by itself, without need to align tool once winching begins."
The Mount Washington Expedition
By: Jim Allen July 1994
"Past the tree line, there were only a few rocks for winch anchors, and here is where the Pull Pals came into their element. Plant a Pull Pal, put the winch to it, and watch it dig down in the snow like a gopher. In one case, three pulls were made of the same buried Pull Pals and it didn't move. The Pull Pal ground anchors were of great assistance in the snow and mud when the winches were called upon."
'Moble Joe' is Johnny on the spot
"The trucks have been modified to travel and work with the most adverse weather. The Pull Pal, a specially designed anchoring system ensures that a team can pull their own truck out of mud or snow without needing assistance".
4 WHEEL & OFF ROAD
By: Rick Pewe May 1997
"A Pull Pal is another handy item for many winching operations. The shovel-like device burrows into the ground when pulled on to create a solid anchor in many types of terrain. It can be used as an anchor for snatch blocks in a double- or triple-line setup. You can also bury it behind the winch vehicle, then use a strap or cable to keep the vehicle from sliding forward while winching."
SPORTSMANS OFF ROAD JOURNAL 1997
By: Cody & Lucy Colley 1997
"... this year, participants in the Camel Trophy were carrying a couple of Pull Pals. Whether as sole anchors for winching vehicles up nearly vertical banks, or for winching fully laden Defender 110's (weighing more than 8,000 pounds) through deep mud and ruts, the "Pull Pals did everything they say they would do, and then some" according to trophy officials."
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