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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-02-2009, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
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Heavy duty tow ropes/straps?

What do you guys use for really heavy duty work, like yanking HARD on trees, stuck truck etc? I was looking around, and a friend steered me to this stuff called "PLASMA 12 STRAND" Anybody got any experience with it? It's supposed to be pretty good stuff. Not cheap at 7.55 bucks a foot, but also damned strong at 5/8 inch, 10 pounds per 100 feet and 51k working load limit.

Anybody got anything cheaper that seems to hold up really well, and is good to about 50-60k lbs?

I seem to recall Tank had some strong straps?

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The words "cheap" and "yanking stuff" shouldn't appear in the same sentence, IMO.

Having said that, I'd get that kind of gear here: http://www.awdirect.com/ I've bought from them several times, good people.

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A 3" or 4" nylon strap would be your best bet. Get the length you need.
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I used to have a 220,000LB rated 30' long nylon lifting sling that was retired from lifting duties but worked fine for pull strap dutys. last time i seen it it was sticking half outta the mud that was knee deep. There are days that i wished i would have gone in after it. I got it from a local MAJOR crane and rigging company that was just going to shat can it.

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i would look for something at least 5-6". i dont know about you but i personally would rather have a larger strap than one that is too small and breaks.

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Ive got a 4inch at 40ft works good when they buried in deep drifts, also got a rope thats rated at 110,000lbs wors really good

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