Choosing the correct snatch strap MBS to suit your recovery
To choose the correct strap, it needs a rating of two-to-three times the GVM of your vehicle. So if your vehicle weighs 2500kg, you need a strap with a minimum-breaking limit of 5000kg-7500kg. This is why 8000kg snatch straps are most commonly found in four-wheel drives, as they should cover this amount of load with some margin for error. If you tow a camper trailer or van, don’t forget to include this in your weight calculations as well.
Remember, When it comes to snatch straps it isn't a game of 'the highest MBS wins', Snatch straps are effective as they stretch up to 20%, and quickly snap back unleashing the stored energy to un-stuck your 4WD. If you select a strap that has a rating too high for your vehicle, it won't stretch enough to effectively recover your vehicle, and could shock load the system, sending weak parts flying.
We have a range of 4WD recovery gear available in our store