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Author Topic: Use stretchy rope to tow out a stuck heavy vehicle  (Read 12214 times)
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« Reply #60 on: November 11, 2006, 01:35:18 PM »

If anyone would like to have a big rope, I'll make an offer to weave eyes in one for cost, plus a few bucks for beer  Wink .

I found a supplier that will sell me cut lengths of rope (min 200 ft) for $1.95/ft for 1 1/4" (33,800 lbs test), $2.75/ft for 1 1/2" (47,800 lbs test). Safe working load is 10%-15% of test. I can get 1" and 2", also.
I will weave the loops. Ataching clevises and chain, will be up to the buyer. You decide how long you want it.
You can contact me offline if interested.
I would advise not going up to the larger sizes as I believe you would lose the elastic stretch quality that is the secret of the operation.

I think the elongation characteristic (Elastic Stretch) is a function of materials and construct, Not Size


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« Reply #61 on: November 11, 2006, 03:03:05 PM »

Anyone have any idea of how much pull is exerted to pull out a 40,000 lb stuck in the sand bus?  Its only pulling it, not lifting it.

DML, maybe that's related to a 3000 lb Toyota truck doing 20 miles an hour in order to pul your stuff out.

Wonder where Clarke Echols is when we need him? LOL

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body. But rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, a good Reisling in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming:  WOO HOO, what a ride
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