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Strap Load Limit

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This 3-inch US Cargo strap has a leather patch sewn onto the strap denoting the strap load limit. Most manufacturers label their straps, but some lesser brands may not. A general rule of thumb is to choose a snatch strap with a minimum breaking strength of two to three times the gross weight of the lighter vehicle under recovery. Too light a strap and you risk breaking it. Too heavy a strap and you’ll get ineffective stretch and more impact loading on the attachment points on the vehicles.