S Cheap snatch straps

Submitted: Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 19:17
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Interesting experience yesterday, a mate stuck in the mud grabs out his brand new (unlabeled) snatch strap.

You can guess the rest, one big tug and it snaps, luckily everyone was out of firing range and the bits of strap ended up under the snatching vehicle and wacking the spare on the snatched vehicle (it was being pulled backwards).

Enquiry as to the brand of strap led to a sheepish admission that it was one of those "S....... Cheap" ones that you can get for 1/2 price of the "popular" brands.

Ended up being attached to a "popular" strap that got him out OK ...................idiot!!

Another life lesson.

Cheers

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Reply By: Groove - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 19:25

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 19:25
Poor man pays twice
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 19:31

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 19:31
Makes me feel a little better for paying the higher price of the Green Mean...
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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 19:32

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 19:32
Think the latest 4wd monthly tested snatch straps again and the supercheap one got a great review. It was an interesting read. I think it was the 10,000kg that went well. Havent got the mag with me. But it did make a point that some of the cheap ones did preform much better than the expensive ones.

Its not always better just cause you pay more for it and it has a fancy brand name
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Follow Up By: Kevin1243 - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 20:07

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 20:07
They said that the supercheap one "lived up to it's name, if not it's rating". It broke at 5400kg, when most of the better brands went up over 8000kg.

You get what you pay for I guess.
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 20:13

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 20:13
Thanks Kevin, couldnt remember. But there was a couple cheaps ones that did really well.
I remember when they first did this test and heaps of them never made it to their rating.
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 09:32

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 09:32
It was the Repco Maxi trak and Supercheap tow 2 go that performed very well, both 8000kg, both did not break till over 10000kg, actually the supercheap broke at 11498kg, well above it 8000kg rating
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Reply By: Haza - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 19:42

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 19:42
Saw the s------ Cheap santch straps today the lighter one was only 6m in length, I think it was rated 6 tonne and then there was a larger one 9m in length rated at 10 tonne.
I do remember one of them was yellow I think it was the smaller one but not 100% sure.
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Reply By: Ozman - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 21:23

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 21:23
the cheapest road always leads to the expensive path.
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Follow Up By: Member - Smocky (NSW) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 21:53

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 21:53
It's not about PRICE, it's about COST.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 21:26

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 21:26
We had a relitively cheap snatch strap at work (cant even remember the brand) and at one stage it was used to pull a 20t truck that had fallen off the causway and was bogged nto the lake, out of the muck and back onto a 1.5m high causway...................... With a grader!!!!!!!!! It would not be possible to put even a quarter of that force on with a 4by
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Follow Up By: lazylcd - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 21:59

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 21:59
im kinda thinking that with the cheaper straps, there is always a chance that u may get a good 1, OR u may get a bad 1, id stick with the brand names ,dont know about u but id wouldnt want to take the risk with a dodgy snatch strap.

Lazy
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Reply By: PradoBoy - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 12:48

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 12:48
I do a lot of pro sports photography - including everything from motorcycle ride days right up to the MotoGP and World Superbikes at Phillip Island. I often get asked by riders new to the sport - "what's the best value helmet I can buy?" to which I always reply "How much is your head worth?"...

Kinda the same with snatch straps and recovery gear in general... What price your safety - and the safety of those you love???

Pay double - and stay/get out of trouble...

Cheers
PradoBoy
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