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1999amethyst
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:04 pm    Post subject: tow straps Reply with quote

what kind do i need, what weight, what is a good length. Its the start of winter here in minnesota and i want a tow strap to pull people out of the ditch or myself. something not to expensive but decent.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:03 pm    Post subject: Re: tow straps Reply with quote

1999amethyst wrote:
what kind do i need, what weight, what is a good length. Its the start of winter here in minnesota and i want a tow strap to pull people out of the ditch or myself. something not to expensive but decent.


Stay away from metal hooks. Recovery straps aren't tow straps. Wink

There are several good straps out there, but typically the bigger the better. Below is a 57k lb 6"x30' Strap for $99 by Mac's Custom Tie Downs just to give you an example. That might be a little overkill for your wheelin'...but not for some. Recovery straps come in a variety of sizes, ratings, and prices. Try to keep in mind though spending a few extra bucks on a strap will likely pay for itself many times over in the long run. Buying cheap may leave you stranded.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THX for the Clarify!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the litigious society we live in, I'd be hard-pressed to offer a tug to any Joe stuck in a snow bank. Not to mention, most vehicles don't have a proper recovery point for you to attach that strap to.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im just a nice guy i don' t do it for money, i dont say names or anything its usually just a HI and a thank you. and 99% of the time its allways kids i know. and this morning i had to pull 2 civics a accord two nissan somethings and a ford F150. i made 40 dollas hehehe I knew all of them.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i know in canada if i pulled some one out and there vehicle broke it would be my fault under insurance .

i use lifting straps good for 18,000 pounds usually . but its generally stuck in the mud 1 -tonne truck tug . or a 3/8" chain . its harsh but it doesn't break .

you want 20-30 feet . the cheap straps good for 10,000 pounds found at walmart will pull something out but wont tug something out , the hooks always break , i have tied a lot of those straps .
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