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anyone use this strap???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big83chevy4x4, May 12, 2004.

  1. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    USGI MILITARY TOW STRAP 10,000 LB TEST OD GREEN 50 FT
    i bought one of these off ebay and im wondering if it'll hold up to the abuse. i really bought it for the lenght, got it for $26 shipped /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    i have one, but never used it, so cant help ya, i bought a 40,000 pound strap before i got a chance to use the green one. looks strong enough though. sorry i couldnt be more help
     
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  4. big83chevy4x4

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    i already bought it. it'll be the only strap i have so i need it to do its job. 50' is long though, im sure ill need it though /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    It's a tow strap, not a recovery strap. It's not made to be jerked on.
     
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    A real snatch strap isn't much more than that... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    If you have a Sam's Club nearby, they sell a 20 (or is it 30?) foot long snatch strap rated at 17,000 lbs. for something like $18. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif It will work for all but the nastiest stucks.
     
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    We use those same straps for riging sling loads from UH-60 and shithook helicopters. I have never seen one break when using them for appropriate working loads, with that said we have broke them trying to use them to unstick heavy equipment though! /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    my friend got a bunch of huge straps that are used on construction sites. they are one big loop but if you can connect it to something i can prety much gaurantee it wont break. its like 3 inches wide and 1/4 inch thick.
     
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    ok i got the strap today, but there is no loops on the ends. what could i use to sew some loops on the ends? im thinking fishing line 300# test, would that be strong enough or should i use something else. im also thinking making it shorter and stronger by doubleing it over and sewing it all together. leaving 12" on the ends loose. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    youll have a hard time I think even using a canvas awl to sew it... maybe .. Im not sure..
    normally they use kevlar thread... and a parge commercial sewing machine.... a shoemaker might be able to do it for you... we have a mountaineering company here that sews ours
    cam
     
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    im thinking about taking it to a shoe repair shop, but my grandma has an industrial sewing machine that can sew some preaty tough stuff and though i could get some stuff and have her do it /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    I got a Jeeper friend who somehow got his hands on a 50' fire hose that we've used-quite successfully-to rescue an XJ and a YJ recently.
     

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