The folks over at Viking Offroad have introduced a new tow strap and tree strap. These straps are designed to improve strap quality and establish standardized colors, which will increase safety when using recovery equipment.
What, you say? Here's how it works.
Viking and ARB have designed orange tow straps used for kinetic vehicle-to-vehicle recovery and green tow straps for static winching recovery. Kinetic tow straps stretch and for safety purposes should never be used with a winch. Static tree straps have minimal stretch and can be used with winches. Viking Offroad and ARB are the first in the industry to develop standardized colors for recovery straps.
The orange (kinetic) tow strap pictured above comes in either 2-inch by 30-foot (17,500 lb. minimum break strength) or a double 2-inch by 30-foot (35,000 lb. minimum break strength).
This is the static strap and it is offered in either 3-inch by 10-foot or 3-inch by 16-foot lengths (26,500 lb. minimum break strength). Both the kinetic and static straps are lightweight and compact, have black anti-abrasion edges to protect straps where they wear most, and they're made in the USA.