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Old 07-09-2018, 01:43 PM
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What do you do with a damaged recovery strap? I was using it on the farm, and an edge caught it or something and caused it to fray. Is there any reason to keep it? Any way to make it useful again?
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:25 PM
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Probably wouldn't stand up to a whole lot, but I'd keep it for some random thing, like yanking a hedge out of the ground. I wouldn't use it for real recovery though.
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:50 PM
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Junk it. It is no longer safe.

OR, cut off the bad part and make a shorter strap from it. You'll need one heck of a sewing machine....
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Old 12-18-2018, 11:42 AM
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Hard to really tell from the picture, it looks like the long strands are good (warp) and the ones cut are the side to side(weft) the warp yarn is the strength, the weft just holds it together, we have people bring on straps to us to be resewn, but the shipping or driving it isn't really worth it.
you can probably find somewhere close to cut and resew, but it's just about as well to replace
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Just a side note, most straps are woven with 2800 denier polyester yarn, each yarn (thread) holds 43.5 pounds.
anyway, that's our basic formula for deciding how many ends we put in a strap, figure the final break strength wanted, divide by 43.5 and that's how many threads we make it with, weave pattern and final treat through the dye/ heat range change it some, but that's our starting point
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