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Date Registered: 07-2015
TOTAL POSTS: 152
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Snatch Straps


I'm looking at buying a new snatch strap, but not sure on which kg rating to get. It'll be for my T31 Exy, maybe with some camping gear on board. I believe they should be rated at 2-3 times the weight of the vehicle, so I'm thinking a 5,6 or 8,000kg strap. What would you recommend?
Thanks

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Date Registered: 12-2010
Location: Macquarie Fields SYDNEY
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Re: Snatch Straps


Hi Eric,
Guidelines indicate a snatch strap should have a rating of 2 - 3 times the Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM).

Ther GVM is the total weight of the vehicle fully loaded.

My registration papers show a GVM of 2100Kg. The tare weight (Vehicle only) is 1525Kg.

So 2 times GVM is 4200Kg and 3 times is 6300Kg.

I purchased a 5000Kg rated snatch trap which sits roughly in the middle.

Others may have different thoughts.

Cheers




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Date Registered: 07-2015
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Re: Snatch Straps


 emoticon Hi Dave

Thats the one I was thinking of getting as well. Thanks for your advice.

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Date Registered: 12-2010
Location: Macquarie Fields SYDNEY
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Re: Snatch Straps


Note:

Although I also have an 8000Kg rated snatch trap I would not use it for my vehicle whether it was being snatched or whether my vehicle was being used to snatch another.

There are also many references on various 4WD sites that snatch straps of too high a rating for the particular vehicle can actually cause lots of damage to the snatched vehicle or the snatching vehicle if things go wrong.
 
Cheers and have a great day. Off to the 4WD/camping etc show at Menangle Park.

bye for now

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Date Registered: 07-2012
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I have a 2010 T31. Where on the front of the xTrail would the recovery vehicle attach the snatch strap? I'm hearing various opinions on this. Some have suggested use the tie down points at the front under bumper on left or right. Then there's the front bumper. Remove the plastic cover and screw in eye bolt.
Your advice is appreciated!

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Date Registered: 10-2006
Location: Mona Vale, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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The eye bolt is the recommended snatch strap connection point

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Date Registered: 07-2012
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Ok. So then just attach a shackle to the eye bolt?? Any specific size shackle??

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Date Registered: 10-2006
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Equal or greater than the snatch strap capacity.

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Date Registered: 03-2015
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
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I'll second using a 5,000 kg snatch strap - that's what I have and have used it successfully to pull my car out of some fairly deep sand (completely bellied out at one point).

I'll also second using the screw in eye bolt - again, used this a few times for both snatching and winching. For snatching I attached the strap with a [sign in to see URL] bow shackle. A note on them though - only use them to pull straight forwards, and gently. When I was bellied out, I got on the shovel for a few minutes to clear in front of the wheels meaning the car in front of me just had to idle out (actually prior to digging, then just tried to snatch as is and got themselves bogged - a good case for getting on the shovel first regardless!). I also found the eye bolt had started to come undone after the 5 or so recoveries I had, so check on that if you get recovered lots on one day.

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