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Kinetic Snatch Tow strap 10mtr

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SKU:
KTS8T10
UPC:
641244000000
Kinetic tow strap

1 x Kinetic towing strap.

(Width: 50mm (2inch)

Length: 10 mtr

Breakstrain: 8 ton

How Snatch Ropes Work

The combined weight of both vehicles, the vehicle motion and the elasticity of the snatch rope combined can be used to multiply the potential energy, which is converted to kinetic energy when the recovery process takes place. When the recovery vehicle accelerates, the slack is taken up, the rope stretches, and the energy produced snatches the bogged vehicle out, thus multiplying substantially the amount of available energy that is used to recover the bogged vehicle.

The Snatch Recovery Procedure

Move the recovery vehicle in front or behind the stuck vehicle (take a look first to see which is optimal). The distance between the two must be about half the length of the snatch rope. Ideally, a third person should be used to marshall the entire procedure.

Attach the snatch rope securely to recovery points on both vehicles, using shackles. Open the stuck vehicle's bonnet, and lay a blanket or coat over the snatch rope to dampen the whip should the snatch rope snap.

 

 

The recovery vehicle then GENTLY accelerates, until the jerk on the strap is felt. Let the snatch rope bring you to a stop. The nylon webbing of the snatch rope will stretch up to 20% and then recoil to its original length.

 

 

When the snatch rope has recoiled, the bogged vehicle should have inched forward a bit. You will be amazed at just how little momentum is required. Remember to keep some tension on the strap to avoid abrasion from the road surface. Gently repeat this process until the bogged vehicle is freed.  

 

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