Factor 55 Releases New Recovery Straps and Soft Shackles

Overland News :: Factor 55 Press Release (unedited as supplied by the manufacturer)

Soft Shackles-
The Factor 55 10 inch Standard Duty Soft Shackles are Made in the USA under the uncompromising Factor 55 quality standards. Like all Factor 55 rigging products, these shackles have been lab and field tested to assure consistent repeatable minimum breaking strength values. Each Standard Duty soft shackle is constructedof 7/16 diameter UHMWPE 12 strand rope similar in construction to synthetic winch lines. WLL and minimum breaking strengths clearly marked. Minimum Breaking Strength – 39,000 pounds WLL – 7,800 Pounds. Weight – 6.3 ounces.

Similar to our Extreme Duty Soft Shackles, each individual soft shackle is serialized for manufacturing date and material lot traceability. You can now decide whether you need full outer sheath protection for severe conditions or a less extreme, more affordable option. The Factor 55 10 inch Standard Duty Soft Shackle will be a great addition to any recovery kit. factor55.com | 208-639-1674

Engineered, Tested, and Made In The USA


These straps are tested and made to Factor 55 specifications by a certified USA rigging manufacturer. We offer these straps in two models, Standard and Extreme duty. Both straps are a double ply 2 inch wide by 30 foot long constructed of low stretch 100% Polyester. Both straps have Cordura reinforced eyes but the entire 30 foot length of the Extreme Duty strap is sleeved in Cordura for maximum abrasion protection. Like all Factor 55 soft goods each strap is individually serialized for date and material lot traceability. All straps are clearly marked with Working Load Limits
(WLL) based on the various strap configurations. We prefer double ply 2 inch strap construction over wider single ply 3 and 4 inch wide straps. We have discovered that the wider strap edges get abraded and worn easily versus narrower straps. Remember, tow straps are not dynamic elastic recovery straps like “Snatch”, “Yank” and Kinetic Ropes. Tow straps retain very little elasticity and are designed for longer distance prolonged towing. Because of this, the Factor 55 Standard and Extreme Duty Tow Straps may also be used as winch line extensions.  You will not find a higher quality tow strap on the market today. factor55.com | 208-639-1674


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