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View Poll Results: What do you use to get un-stuck?
Strap
75.06%
Chain
13.33%
Winch / Come-Along
11.60%
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Strap or Chain

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Old 08-26-2008, 08:05 AM
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Straps of course. I don't think that anyone is going to vote a chain over a strap. Chains are heavy bulky and rust, and thats not including the safety risk you take when using them. I just bought a new set of procomp straps for helping people out down here when they get stuck on the beach, and also for this winter when I move to NY. SNOW BABY!
 
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:20 PM
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strap, i've seen what a snaped chain can do, even a strap with a metal hook can do some damage!
 
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:53 PM
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My winch.

Wait, that wasn't one of the choices, was it?
 
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Strap or a bungee strap works wonders
 
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chains i like them because they have a higher load rating
 
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Old 12-11-2008, 03:35 PM
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Only if you get the big *** chains...most chains people try to use are less than the 30,000 lb straps most people use...

Not to mention the elasticity of the strap absorbs the stress in the event of a break and drops to the ground, where as a chain goes off like a whip..
 
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have not had problem whith chains braking the only time i have heard of a chain braking was when it was left in the back of a truck and had rust on it i just have all ways had bad luck whith straps ad whats up whith that cemerson guy ?
 
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Old 12-12-2008, 04:04 PM
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Strap for sure
 
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I carry both. For assisted recovery I would definately use the strap. For self recovery, I use a chain and a come-along (hand winch) as I don't have a (power) winch. Even most power winches I see these days are getting away from steel cable and going to synthetic line as well.

 
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Default RE: Strap or Chain

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chains i like them because they have a higher load rating
You need to do some serious research. You couldn't lift, let alone carry a chain that has the same load rating asa strap. I'll make this easy on you. FInd me a chain rated to 10,000 pounds? Shouldn't be too hard right? Now find one rated to 20,000 pounds, that's teh minimum rating of a 3" wide strap. How thick are the links, and how much does it weigh?

If your seroiusly stuck in teh mud your right a strap wont get you out. However that chain will snap long before the strap and the chain WILL go through someones window or hood. If your that stuck you need cable and a winch.
 

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