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Recovery tow strap


Recovery strap 

Made of nylon for a higher stretch value.

Used for "recovering" a vehicle that's immobilized.

Sometimes also called snatch straps for the ability to "snatch" a vehicle from a stuck position.

Can also be used for towing applications.


Tow strap

Generally made of polyester with very little to no stretch value.

Used for towing a "free-wheeling" vehicle behind another.

Usually has a hook on each end.

Should not be used for recovering a vehicle because of the lack of stretch increases the chances that the strap could snap.

Recovery tow strap


Our Recovery Tow Straps are designed to be used for both recovery and towing. The nylon fabrication has some stretch so it's ideal for recovery uses and the loops or "eyes" offer more flexibility than traditional straps that have hooks already attached.


Difference between Recovery and Tow Straps


The main difference between a tow strap and a recovery strap is the fabric and their ability to stretch. The tow strap’s polyester webbing stretches less than nylon, and simply tows a vehicle behind another. 


You should not use tow straps to recover a stuck vehicle. They’re less flexible and are to pull a load that freely moves. 


The purpose of a recovery tiedown is to “recover” a vehicle from a tight situation like mud, rain, etc. These tiedowns have loops on each end and you could use them for both towing and recovery operations. However, it’s important to take special precautions when using these straps for towing. The stretch can cause a bit of a rubber band effect, which can sling-shot the vehicle at uneven speeds. 


Our straps come in a variety of widths: from 2" to 12" as well as lengths, and custom lengths are also available by calling our sales team. Variations in our tow / recovery straps also include the number of plies - from 1 to 4 - so you can get the strength you need in the width you want (a narrow strap can be made stronger with additional plies).


Address: Jinghai Industrial Park, Guantou Town, Lianjiang County, Fuzhou, Fujian, China 350500


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