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very good video Rob. 

i always knew tying a knot was bad, but did not expect the break strength to still be equal to strap rating. 

what really impressed me is the three times rating break strength. 

when you are up to your armpits in alligators,

it is hard to remember you only came in to drain the swamp..

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I wish everybody could be that objective and methodical.

There are a lot of old wives' tales and myths that could be dispelled with that kind of methodical testing.  Sure a lot more thought-out than the Myth Busters TV show!

"Now we know, and knowing is half the battle."

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I also toss them when ripped as we always have 5-6 new ones on the shelf in the shop.

The Mexicans will tie one together if they rip it though to strap something down to get home

when you are up to your armpits in alligators,

it is hard to remember you only came in to drain the swamp..

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I went to squish two of those hooks closed a bit to fit between the inner side of the trailer rub rail, and out side rail. Both snapped so they must be heat treated after being bent into form. 

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Saw the link to this the other day on Youtube, but didn't watch it.  Pretty interesting to say the least!

I suppose the ram had "whip" to it since the cylinder was fully extended with the piston at the end of the bore and with near no support it can wiggle around pretty badly in the seal area when quickly unloaded.  Makes you wonder how long it will last with that kind of abuse on the seal surfaces?

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Watched this the other day and yes ot confirms a lot of people are full of crap when they say about what they have seen 

Along the lines of, I new a bloke that had this happen or that happen as a result of in this case twisted straps 

A Australian 4x4 internet channel tested steel cable, nylon rope and chain to see which was safer

The chain turned out been the safest by a long way

The dayton rims and split rims that we read so much about and the so called horror stories associated with those I feel are the same, just stories

 

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13 hours ago, mrsmackpaul said:

Watched this the other day and yes ot confirms a lot of people are full of crap when they say about what they have seen 

Along the lines of, I new a bloke that had this happen or that happen as a result of in this case twisted straps 

A Australian 4x4 internet channel tested steel cable, nylon rope and chain to see which was safer

The chain turned out been the safest by a long way

The dayton rims and split rims that we read so much about and the so called horror stories associated with those I feel are the same, just stories

 

Paul

We discussed the tube-type rims a while back.  Yes, they can be an issue.  But, if they were all as bad as people say, we would not have successfully used them for all those years.

I believe that the condition of the pieces (whether it is straps, rims, or chain binders) and the competence of the user has more to do with it than anything else.  But, that's nothing new.  Some people can't work a screwdriver safely.

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