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Old 02-24-2014, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by ksgries View Post
I just ordered a bunch of stuff to help prevent something like this from happening again

10,500# synthetic rope winch
2" Hitch winch plate
2 6.5ton shackles
1 3"x8' 26500 tow/tree saver strap
1 2'x20' tow strap
1 2" shackle receiver
1 Snatch block

hopefully all that will help
Will agree with every one else a 2" tow strap is not going to work. You want a recovery strap, and a lot heavier one than 20,000lbs. A tow strap is meant to tow a vehicle that is not stuck, like a drag car car back to the pits, or you buddies Chevy home from the burger stand where it died. A recovery strap is meant to stretch when the mobile vehicle hits the end. This allows the strap to actually do the pulling using the mobile vehicle as an anchor.

And don't forget to hang an old coat, blanket, etc. in the middle of the recovery rope or winch rope when using them. If one breaks it is usually at one end or the other. The weight of a coat or blanket will help weigh the end that is coming at you down so it goes under the vehicle not through the windshield. Also don't let anyone stand along side to watch, they need to be at least as far back as the rope is long or in the vehicles!
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