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dangers of improperly connected tow strap

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by bagster, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Mar 25, 2011 at 3:02 PM
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    bagster

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    Every so often I hear about some idjet getting killed when the metal hook on his tow strap breaks and comes through the back window. Does anyone know how fast that metal hook is going, if say the metal breaks when you're jerking someone out of a mud hole.
     
  2. Mar 25, 2011 at 3:05 PM
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    Detective_Dan

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    dont use tow straps with metal hooks. use the ones with the looped ends that are sewed together. i have a set that are rated for 10,000lbs so i know that shit aint gonna break lol
     
  3. Mar 25, 2011 at 3:06 PM
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    x2, use a snatch strap.
     
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    a proper strap also shouldn't send the hook flying. when people use chain or cable, when those break it will send the metal flying pretty violently!
     
  6. Mar 25, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    IDtrucks

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    HAHAHAHAHAHA guilty as charged. Idiot with a strap...my bad:D The hook didnt break, it bent back when it was in the hitch and slipped out and punched the tailgate.

    2011-01-05_10-00-36_564.jpg

    everyone asked me if i got shot...nope. It was a metal hook:cool:
     
  7. Mar 26, 2011 at 6:36 AM
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    If a metal tow hook comes thru the back window and kills someone, does it really matter how fast it's traveling :confused:

    Any way.... to answer your question.... Sounds like it's traveling just fast enough to kill someone. :cool:
     
  8. Mar 26, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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