Dyneema Equalizer Strap

Submitted: Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 23:06
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Hi
Just purchased a winch fitted with Dyneema Rope and thought I would purchase an Equalizer Strap to go with it. My searches have been unsuccessful. Does anyone know if such a thing exists and better still where I can purchase one from.
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Reply By: PajDIDauto - Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 23:16

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 23:16
Hi Brian, Winch equaliser straps are available from most 4wd accessory retailers. Try TJM, Opposite Lock or ARB.
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Reply By: gbc - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 06:53

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 06:53
I doubt you'll find one. Dyneema melts at 140 degrees and has very little abrasion resistance. The kind of friction an equaliser is subjected to would kill dyneema very quickly.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 11:32

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 11:32
ARB sell them and I have seen them used - they have no problems
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Follow Up By: Idler Chris - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 13:01

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 13:01
I agree with gbc a Dyneema equaliser strap would not be suitable on all occasions for the reasons given. I use a 12000lb rated webbing strap and it is safe and reliable.
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Follow Up By: gbc - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 13:02

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 13:02
Just checked. Arb now only do dyneema equalisers. They had probs with the webbing straps. Live and learn eh.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 13:28

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 13:28
I believe they come with an anti chaff sleeve to get around any possible issues.
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Reply By: Ultimate 4WD Equipment - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 11:04

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 11:04
A standard nylon equaliser strap is a much better proposition for winching duty. They are usually 75mm wide and offer plenty of strength and abrasion resistance. And they are much cheaper.
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Reply By: Idler Chris - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 12:54

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 12:54
All the equaliser straps I have seen seem to be a shorter tree trunk protector, 2.5 mt for the ES and 3mt for the TTP. I would think a tree trunk protector would do the job OK, certainly better than nothing. Does anyone know of a reason not to use a TTP as a ES?
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 13:35

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 13:35
Tree Trunk Protectors are usually used when winching where loads are much lower than a heavy snatch so if using them in a snatch they will need to be rated similar to the snatch strap.

I actually use them as an equilizer - if being winched I use one as an equilizer but use two when snatching as my TTP are only rated at 4500kg where my snatch strap is 10000kg. I am looking at getting a synthetic rope equiliser strap.
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Reply By: CraigB - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 14:10

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 14:10
I've had a Dyneema equalizer for about 3 years now. It's been used many times without any problems whatsoever. I would highly recommend one.
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Reply By: Member - Hillel K (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 17:46

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 17:46
Hi there
TJM make an equaliser webb strap
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