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    poly tree hugger suggested strenght ratins

    I have some poly ratchet straps that have a 1500 lb limit and i believe a 500 lb break strenght. What is recomended for tree huggers?

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    I'm guessing you got the numbers backwards and it should be 1500 lb breaking strength and 500 lb working load limit. They should work fine if that is correct.

    I have used the straps cut off of the ratchets to make tree straps, but I'm always leery of cheap ratchet mechanisms although several have used them without problem..
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    I use poly straps from ratchet straps with no issues as of yet. YMMV

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    I bought some PolyPro webbing at a boating store. It's stretching far too much. I had some climbing webbing from REI that didnt stretch, but was too heavy to sew. Anyone have an option that would be less stretchy but reasonably sew-able?? I have too much webbing that I can't use at current, and need to buy correctly next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weegie View Post
    I bought some PolyPro webbing at a boating store. It's stretching far too much. I had some climbing webbing from REI that didnt stretch, but was too heavy to sew. Anyone have an option that would be less stretchy but reasonably sew-able?? I have too much webbing that I can't use at current, and need to buy correctly next time.
    Try 1" polyester straps from AHE, diygearsupply, or strapworks.
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    You can use the climbing webbing,,instead of sewing the loops,,just tie them by using a double figure 8 knot or about any other,,climbing webbing won't break under a good knot.

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    If you do order straps, may I recommend polyester and not polyproplene. Polyester straps have greater strength. There have been some recent failures with polypro straps rated at only 700#. Nylon tends to stretch, especially when wet.
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    Thanks, will pick up some polyester. Have PolyPro and Nylon already, I suppose I can put it to other uses.

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