The ability to stretch is a distinction between a snatch strap and a
tow strap, ARB snatch straps are elastic when under load whereas a tow
strap is not, the benefits of which are twofold. Firstly, the kinetic
energy generated by the elasticity actually aids the recovery itself,
and secondly, the elasticity greatly reduces the likelihood of vehicle
damage during recovery. The enormous weight of each 4x4 and the weighted
force of whatever caused the immobilization puts enormous strain on the
point where the straps are attached, and without some elasticity, there
is a substantial risk of damaging the vehicle. For vehicle recovery, a
snatch strap is more suitable than a tow strap.
All ARB snatch straps are woven and fabricated to ARB specifications,
and tested by a NATA approved laboratory. The 17,500 lb model is
recommended for most 4WD vehicles, with the 24,000 lb & 33,000 lb
straps better suited to heavier applications.
eye & seam protector sleeves