Discover the difference between a tow strap and a recovery strap. Ensure you are always using the right strap in your load restraint applications.
Cookes recommend that a 1.5:1 factor is applied when choosing a tow strap. While this may be more than some believe to be necessary, it takes into account unintentional shock loading. On this basis, to tow a 6,000Kg vehicle choose a 9,000Kg breaking load tow strap. It is much better to be safe than sorry!
Cookes recommend that a 2:1 factor be applied when choosing a recovery strap to take into account any unintentional shock loading. So to recover a vehicle weighting 9,000Kg choose a recovery strap with a minimum breaking load of 18,000Kg.