The transportation industry is the largest user of high-strength webbing. Winch extension straps are constructed from this superior webbing. The webbing is a strong fabric woven as a flat strip of variable width, with fibres used instead of rope. The most recent webbing is made from exceptional high-strength materials, such as Kevlar, nylon, polyester and Dyneema. The name webbing represents the meshed material normally used in its construction that resembles a web. Straps come in 2” and 4” sizes, which can be used with 2” and 4” truck winches. Many of these straps have a working load limit of at least 3335 lbs (2” straps) and up to 5400 lbs (4” straps).
Most extension straps come in lengths of 20’ to 50’. Those who already use winch extension straps know they are much easier to store than wire rope. When you need to use a double line though a snatch block pulley, these extension straps are invaluable. Going off-road in your 4x4 means you should be prepared for anything. Make sure you own a strap if you have a hand or a vehicle mounted winch. You never know when you may need to extend the reach of your existing winch. Maybe it’s time to update your older extension strap with a new one!