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do I need a recovery strap and a snatch strap?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by xmt037, Aug 14, 2021.

  1. Aug 14, 2021 at 1:40 PM
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    xmt037

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    I just went into a 4W Parts and the sales person explained I need a snatch strap for getting out of sticky situations but also a normal recovery strap for towing/being towed down a trail. Can anyone weigh in here? Could a snatch strap be sufficient here? Thanks all.
     
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    Pinstripes, lots of em. Plus a couple dents.
    I have both. I use the recovery strap for connecting to downed trees that need to be dragged off the trail. Steel chain works better for that as there is a chance of damaging a poly strap pulling a tree off the trail / road. I use the Kinetic recover rope for pulling stuck vehicles or helping vehicles get over obstacles.

    My Kinetic recovery rope is expensive. I'd rather use a cheaper recovery strap for a long pull - say pulling a vehicle to the trail head.

    I figure if I get stuck by myself, I can combine my winch with both ropes to get to that tree off in the distance.

    Get some soft and hard shackles too, if you don't have them already.
    Plus get a rear hitch shackle. You'll need a hitch pin as well.

    I have a Rhino - US company but made in China.
    https://www.amazon.com/USA-Receiver-Accessories-Rhino-Receivers/dp/B06WLMF23C/

    Factor 55 is made in the USA.
    https://www.amazon.com/Factor-55-00020-04-Hitchlink-Black/dp/B00JMBSAZU/

    Agency 6 is made in the USA.
    https://www.amazon.com/Agency-Recovery-Shackle-Assembly-Double/dp/B07R113W8M/

    Figure just about everything Arb is made in China.
     
  4. Aug 17, 2021 at 6:29 AM
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    Yes, you ideally should have both. One static rope/strap for towing or for extending the reach of a winch rope; and a kinetic rope/strap that can stretch for pulls in any scenario where momentum from a running start is needed (such as being stuck in mud). Don't forget to also add a tree saver strap in there as well; not only good for protecting trees, but can come in handy when rigging up snatch blocks too.

    As said above, you'll also want a couple d-ring/shackles, and some soft shackles too (I primarily use soft shackles, but still a good idea to have some d-ring/hard shackles around for connections where you can't get a soft shackle in, or there's a sharp edge involved that could damage a soft shackle).
     
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