Among the auxiliary items that any sportsman or off-road enthusiast should carry, a tow and recovery strap is at or near the top of the list. It’s not only essential for the owner, but when encountering a stranded or high-centered fellow traveler, it’s a pretty sure bet that they won’t have a strap. That’s why they are still stuck. Additionally, a towing strap is useful for any variety of tasks that require pulling power, from yanking stumps to skidding logs. To fully equip your rig for off-road travel, look for these features in a towing strap.
Towing straps are built to pull heavy loads. ALL-TOP
Because of the integrity of synthetic webbing, a standard towing strap can easily have a capacity of 30,000 to 40,000 pounds. That’s enough to haul a semi-trailer back onto an icy road and will withstand the erratic, shocking loads inherent in pulling any vehicle out of trouble.
A strap with loops is easier to use than a strap that requires knots to secure. GearAmerica
A single strap rated for towing is all you need for most situations. Just make sure it has reinforced and heavily stitched loops that are protected by some sort of sleeve. A looped strap is versatile enough to attached to any ball hitch or towing hook without worrying about which Boy Scout knot will hold up under the strain.
If you’re building a roadside emergency kit, be sure to include a strong tow strap among the other items. motormic
For those who are serious about off-road driving, such as beach fishermen, overland enthusiasts, and mud boggers, a full recovery kit offers the best chance of righting the ship in an emergency. Recovery kits include not only the strap, but also a specialized hitch receiver, coated shackles, and locking pins to ensure safety as well as towing capacity.