Factor 55 Tow Straps – Standard Duty and Extreme Duty 2 inch wide Double Ply 30 foot long straps. Tow straps are designed for pulling or towing vehicles. Tow straps should not be confused with “Dynamic” recovery straps like “Snatch” straps or Kinetic Recovery Ropes. Dynamic straps are designed to store large amounts of kinetic energy in the stretch of the rope, tow straps on the other hand do not store this quantity of energy. A properly designed tow rope should be made of a low stretch 100% polyester and allow for little to no stretch and allow vehicles to be towed for greater distances than Dynamic Nylon straps. Because towing a vehicle often results in the tow strap making contact to the ground, the abraded low energy storage tow strap will not recoil as severely if a strap failure occurs.
Factor 55 tow straps are manufactured in the USA from a low stretch 100% Polyester material. We prefer the versatility of a narrower 2 inch strap versus wider 3 and 4 inch straps. 2 inch straps can easily fit into common ¾ screw pin shackle openings and we have discovered that the edges of 2 inch straps do not get abraded as easily as wider 3 and 4 inch wide straps. To reach a higher minimum breaking strength of 31,000 pounds (USA Tested and repeatable), we doubled the ply and stitched it the entire length and wrapped the reinforced eyes with a durable Cordura sleeve.
Because of its low stretch quality, these straps can also be used as a 30 foot winch extension. Each Factor 55 Tow Strap is individually serialized for material lot traceability as well as properly labeled for different load configurations. We also offer our tow strap in an Extreme Duty full 30 foot Cordura sleeve protected version. Most tow straps are taken out of service due to abrasion and wear of the strap edges. The full length Cordura sleeve protects the inner strap from abrasion caused from dragging the strap on the ground during longer distance tows. You will not find a higher quality tow strap on the market today.
MADE IN USA
TOW STRAPS NOT AVAILABLE FOR EXPEDITED SHIPPING
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Regarding the Extreme Duty Tow Strap, it appears that the Cordura might prevent assessment of damage to the underlying polyester strap from tensile forces. Is this not an issue?
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The Extreme Duty Tow Strap is the Standard Duty Strap with an external Cordura sleeve. The strap is made out of a high-dense polyester that is 2 inches wide and 2ply thick. In a vertical or straight pull, the strap will not see minimum breaking strength until 31,000 lbs. Yes, it could be more difficult to assess damage, if any, caused by tensile forces with the sheathing but you would need to exceed 31,000 lbs of force before any damage could occur. We have heard of no issues with this configuration from many Military and industrial customers. The Extreme Duty sheath helps to keep dirt, mud, chemicals, and debris from damaging the strap. Each strap also features individual serial numbers for material lot traceability and manufacturing date. Thanks!
Could you tell me roughly the diameters of the standard and extreme duty tow straps when they are rolled up as pictured? Thank you.
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The diameter of the Standard Duty Tow Strap is roughly 14 inches rolled up and the diameter of the Extreme Duty Tow Strap is roughly 18 inches rolled up. Thanks!