Snatch Straps

Submitted: Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:57
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G'day, Looking at purchasing a snatch strap. Can anyone please advise me on what to buy? i.e are there different lengths, different brands, quality etc... I'd appreciate any advice.

Thanks,

Steve
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:14

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:14
Any 9 or 11 metre snatch strap from a reputable store will be fine...
You end up using them to pull other people out of the chit..
I think most of em are only good for 8 - 10pulls...
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Follow Up By: Trev88 - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 10:44

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 10:44
Hi Voxson

When I did my 4WD intro course the instructor said he uses his strap every week end in the demos and the strap was 2 years old. He did however show how to inspect for damage and wear.

Where did you pick up your info from It certainly makes recovering others without equipment an expensive exersice using your own.

Regards

Trevor
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Reply By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:16

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:16
Steve

Go for quality. Have a look at the basic recovery kits your local/favourite ARB/TJM/Opposite Lock etc has.

Snatch straps are rated according to breaking strength. ARB as an example offer 8 11 and 15 thousand kg versions.

What you purchase depends on your vehicle. You will also need rated shackles and suitable recovery points on your vehicle.

Snatch straps are a potential lethal item in use. Use with knowledge and care.

Regards

Paul
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:18

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:18
couldnt agree more.

Its something you should never be cheap on - buy from a proper 4wd store, ARB, TJM, etc. Not Supercheap.. if they let go, you can die.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:46

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:46
Staps from Supercheap, was shown to be better quality compared to ARB one
in the one of the 4wd mags review, when they tested the breaking strain...
The Supercheap one broken at around 12000kg and ARB one just under 8000kg.
Both there rated for 8000kg.... So not everything is S***T in Supercheap :)
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:52

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:52
yes stan, and you can believe anything you like from magazines.. I wont ever believe one thing written.

The $ is mightier than the truth.

YMMV.
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 23:35

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 23:35
The test rig set up they used was a pretty good way of doing it, the gear was calibrated and it wasn't just a test with bogged vehicles. They used science. They used the same strap and tested in both wet and dry.

The brand supercheap sell can be bought elsewhere for more $$ and clearly blitzed several of the big brands. From memory the brand may have been the NZ mob Straps2Go but I could be wrong there.

I suggest you buy one from where ever you can get it cheaper.

Truckster will obviously feel better about it if he pays more than the ARB one was from another retailer due to the superior quality of the ones selling the same product for a higher price. :o))

The Staun ones look really good but I think their market is limited due to the price being in excess of 4 x the competition.

Dave

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Follow Up By: Scubaroo - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 09:47

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 09:47
The brand of snatch strap from SuperCheap was Tow2Go - a NZ company. Apparently they are brilliant. On the other hand, some Chinese-made tow strap from SuperCheap failed miserably when they tested tow ropes - it was rated to 4000kg or something, but the pathetic hooks on either end that looked like they were designed for hanging pot plants straightened out at an unbelievably low load.

Just Straps is another quality brand, made in Australia. www.4wd1.biz is a good reseller of that brand - not affiliated, just had excellent service from them. Their straps also rated highly in the said tests.
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Follow Up By: Patrolman Pat - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 17:50

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 17:50
'The Supercheap one broken at around 12000kg and ARB one just under 8000kg.'

Is breaking at 12000kg a good thing for an 8000kg strap. Not much good exerting 12000kgs of force on recovery hooks that may be rated at a lower rating. I reckon if something is rated then it should fail close to the rated value, if it is over or under by 505 then I reckon that has dangers associted with it.
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Follow Up By: Patrolman Pat - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 18:14

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 18:14
505 should read 50%
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Follow Up By: Muddy doe (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 20:04

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 20:04
Good point Pat,

Would rather break a strap than rip parts off the car.

Of course if you are doing it properly (as per the training done with 4WD club) then you should not be putting that much force on the strap in the first place. A gentle tug is all that is generally needed and let the strap do the work.

Cheers
Muddy
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 22:39

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 22:39
I think the point was to see if the rating claims on the packaging were true. Some were some weren't.

People do break snatchies. Dunno how. Misuse probably.

If you read another exercise they did where they put a load cell on the hitch and did some real life snatches the loads are around 25% of strap ratings when used correctly anyway.

My point was merely to illustrate that the most expensive strap isn't necessarily the best.

Dave

As for the failure point, that was amply illustrated by that yankee video of the little sports car getting snatched out of the snow drift a while ago.
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Reply By: Member - Ed. C.- Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 00:31

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 00:31
Steven,

Do a "google" on Spanset....

and/or have a look at www.spanset.com.au

Regards, Ed. C.

Confucius say.....
"He who lie underneath automobile with tool in hand,
....Not necessarily mechanic!!"

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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 06:26

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 06:26
Steve,

For what it is worth we use Just Straps.

We have been using one of these straps on our driver training courses for over 12 months and it would get used at least twice a month.
This strap is used to remove a vehicle, and the vehicle is usually on the bigger side (Cruiser, Patrol) and the vehicle that does the recovery is something smaller.
The vehicle is bogged in sand and can't be driven out in 4wd, so it is really bogged.
This is a real recovery and the strap which is 9mt with a rating of 8,000kg is not showing any sign of ware.
We are not sponsored by Just Straps just use there products.
They can be ordered in any length and rating that you want.They are also made local in Sydney.

Wayne

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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 07:41

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 07:41
Get a reputable brand!!!

Get one rated to suit your vehicle...

And for goodness sake learn how to use it properly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Like Truckster said.... people have died from incorrect use!
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Reply By: Scoey (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 11:04

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 11:04
I have an ARB strap and I'm happy with it - like mentioned above, it's only ever been used to pull other vehicles out of bogs. Tends to be the way things go. Always use rated shackles and rated recovery points (you will probably need some installed on your vehicle) and never loop it on to the tow ball - even if it looks like just a simple recovery. Lastly, look after your strap. Store it dry and clean and if it's starting to look dodgy, turf it and get a new one.
There is a website around (someone posted the link on here a while back) that has a recovery manual which is EXTREMELY helpful and I reccomend you read it. I have the content saved as a Word Doc (1.43mb) that I can email to you if you can't find the link?
Cheers
Scoey! ;-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 15:30

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 15:30
If you can e-mail it to me:

slavalena at optusnet dot com dot au
I'll put it under file swap section on this site.

Thanks.
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Follow Up By: Steven - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 23:16

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 23:16
G'day Scoey,

Thanks for the tip. I'd be grateful if you could email it to me. I had a look at the previous follow ups but I couldn't find the link.

Cheers
Steve
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Follow Up By: Scoey (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 08:28

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 08:28
Hi Steven,

You'll need to post your email address mate! ;-)

Cheers
Scoey
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Follow Up By: Steven - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 21:06

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 21:06
Yes, of course. That would be helpful.

Here it is: stevenes@netspeed.com.au

Thanks Scoey
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Reply By: datto311 - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 16:52

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 16:52
get two and learn how to join them

We had an incident on Fraser Is recently when we tried to help a couple bogged on Ngakla and we couldn't get close enough to get them out with one strap as the sand was very soft and souped up from previous recovery efforts. We ended up using 3 straps joined with a stick and a magazine

Noel
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Reply By: Member - Tony W (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 19:34

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 19:34
any body used a black rat snatch strap ,annaconda had a strap , shackles, and gloves for around the $80 mark just wonder what sought of quality black rat are ?

cheers tony
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Follow Up By: Patrolman Pat - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 20:17

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 20:17
My g/f bough me that kit 18 months ago and it is very good IMO.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony W (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 20:24

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 20:24
cheers, might go grab myself one for easter.
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