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Unread 04-16-2011, 03:17 PM   #1
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Non conventional uses for recovery straps

What have you used your recovery strap for that is not recovering a vehicle.

Here is mine.


Had to change the oil in the push mower so I used a ratchet strap on the front and the recovery strap on the back.

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Unread 04-16-2011, 04:41 PM   #2
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I used two of them to lift the cab off the frame on my Chevy Luv.

Got my riding lawnmower stuck in the mud. No way I was going to get anything close to it to pull it out. Used an old clothesline to extend the strap. Tied the clothesline to a tree and one loop on the tow strap. Looped the other end of the strap around the rear tire not getting traction and it became a winch line.

Used mine for winching a fallen tree back off the roof of the garage.

Lots of others. Seated a tire on the bead by cinching a strap down that was wrapped around the tread.
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Unread 04-25-2011, 01:32 PM   #3
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pulling out 4 wheelers from some urban wheeling. pulling out tree stumps.
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I hit a 60 pound raccoon and pushed in the lower core support on my old daily driver pretty good. I wrapped the tow strap around the lower beam and the other end to a tree and gave her hell in reverse. not a tow strap but i drilled a head bolt into a stud in my garage and used a ratchet strap to pull out the quarter panel of my 65 new yorker during restoration
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I hit a 60 pound raccoon and pushed in the lower core support on my old daily driver pretty good. I wrapped the tow strap around the lower beam and the other end to a tree and gave her hell in reverse. not a tow strap but i drilled a head bolt into a stud in my garage and used a ratchet strap to pull out the quarter panel of my 65 new yorker during restoration

A 60 POUND RACOON?????????????????????????????????????:confus ed::confus ed:
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I hit a 60 pound raccoon and pushed in the lower core support on my old daily driver pretty good. I wrapped the tow strap around the lower beam and the other end to a tree and gave her hell in reverse. not a tow strap but i drilled a head bolt into a stud in my garage and used a ratchet strap to pull out the quarter panel of my 65 new yorker during restoration
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Unread 05-04-2011, 11:24 PM   #8
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What have you used your recovery strap for that is not recovering a vehicle.

Here is mine.


Had to change the oil in the push mower so I used a ratchet strap on the front and the recovery strap on the back.

There's a much easier way to do that. Run engine 2-3 min to warm up oil. Remove oil fill plug/dipstick. Tip mower on side with dipstick down and drain oil into catch pan. While its tipped to the side, remove and sharpen the blade. Replace blade, tip mower back up, refill with oil, replace spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and start unit. I can tune up a push mower at work in under 15 min. You'll find on the newer push mower engines that there isn't a drain plug on the bottom anymore. With all the self propel drive systems, mulch domes, etc on the bottom, its pretty much impossible to reach them without disassembling half the mower anyway.
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Unread 05-06-2011, 02:30 PM   #10
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I hit a 60 pound raccoon and pushed in the lower core support on my old daily driver pretty good. I wrapped the tow strap around the lower beam and the other end to a tree and gave her hell in reverse. not a tow strap but i drilled a head bolt into a stud in my garage and used a ratchet strap to pull out the quarter panel of my 65 new yorker during restoration
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A 60 POUND RACOON?????????????????????????????????????:confus ed::confus ed:


????:confu sed:
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Unread 12-01-2011, 05:27 PM   #11
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not recovery but ratchet...used to true (pull into square) the walls of a prefab buidling four walls were up and made a trapezoid insetad of square used the ratchets to pull in opposing corners until square

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Unread 12-01-2011, 06:02 PM   #12
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My buddy just hit a racoon and it snapped the entire plastic molding from his pontiac
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Them Mama raccoons can get big...... hit one at night..... came around the bend and it stood up .... wack on the front diff...... dented the cover in......
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