WreckMaster introduced these slings to the towing and recovery industry after the success of the twin-path slings. Our main goal in offering these high quality single path straps is to provide a more cost effective option for today's career operators. The main difference between the twin path straps and the single path straps are the internal fibers. This is the highest quality synthetic round sling on the market today, it is made with polyester high performance fibers and it has a bulked nylon outer cover (Cordura) that is very abrasion resistant. The benefit of using slings versus chain are significant considering that these slings are considerably lighter with a much higher capacity versus chain and they have a zero ignition source.
- 17,000 lbs Vertical Rating
- 13,600 lbs Choker Rating
- 34,000 lbs Basket Rating
This synthetic sling has a 5:1 design factor that is built into its rating. All quality manufactured products have a design factor, in order to calculate where the product will fail at (ultimate load) multiply the working load limit into the design factor to arrive at the ultimate load.
WLL x Design Factor = UL
17,000 lbs x 5 = 85,000 lbs
This product is manufactured with two sliding wear pads that are sewn onto the strap. Wear pads are to be used as an additional layer of protection against cuts and abrasion.
Tell-Tails identification system
All of these slings have one overload tell-tail which will retract when the strap is overloaded. This can be a very valuable tool when inspection your slings. During your visual inspection if you determine that the tell-tail is no longer visible you should remove the strap from service.
These straps are manufactured with an interior red cover, as well as an exterior green cover. If you damage or cut the exterior green cover and the red interior cover is still intact the strap can be repaired. The typical repair is to cover the damaged area with a Cordura patch and have it sewn in place.
With the various types of materials use in manufacturing recovery slings the amount of stretch can become an issue. These slings have have 3% stretch at rated capacity and are made in various lengths.