A tree saver strap is a great product for more things than just preventing killing trees (and tree preservation) while doing a vehicle recovery. While the main purpose is to protect trees, a tree saver can also be used as a recovery strap to pull out a stuck vehicle or tow a vehicle.
Protect Trees, Don’t Use Winch Rope
Looping a winch line around a tree trunk is a dangerous practice. The winch rope can cut through the bark and permanently damage the tree, or even kill it.
In fact, using any kind of thin strap or rope to wrap around a tree can be a bad thing, causing the same problem–you can possibly kill trees. The line can also cut into the tree, embedding in the trunk–extraction can damage the line which can lead to rope failure.
If you have to use a winch rope for some reason, you should use a tree trunk protector to defuse the pressure from the winch rope.
The Safe-Xtract Tree Saver Strap
This Tree Saver Strap is a heavy-duty, lab-tested strap specifically designed to help recover a stuck vehicle. You can use this recovery strap to loop around a solid object or to attach the heavy-duty reinforced loops to attach to recovery points on a vehicle.
The bright green rigging strap can be attached in a number of different ways, as a straight line pull, choked form, or in a basket configuration. The tree saver makes a great towing strap as well, especially when attached as an “X” between both vehicles. All recovery gear should include a tree saver (or two).
There are four different models (all made in the USA) with different widths and weight limits.
- SX-8000C: 31,000-pound MTS, 2-inches wide
- SX-20000C: 46,500-pound MTS, 3-inches wide
- SX-30000C: 62,500-pound MTS, 3-inches wide
- SX-40000C: 80,000-pound MTS, 4-inches wide
The Safe-Xtract Tree Saver design includes the following features:
The Tree Saver Strap is made in the USA using top-tier Poly webbing and Cordura fabric and is factory load-tested to validate their strength ratings.
This sling is built with UVC and water-resistant Poly webbing and features Cordura lining down the body to greatly enhance durability.
SERIALIZED DATA TAG
The durable data tag lists vital data including sling MTS and a unique serial number linked to records associated with every production step (like date made).
When you choose this Tree Saver, you are in good company. Hundreds of Safe-Xtract Tree Savers are currently in service with US Military SOCOM units, and this design has been incorporated as a US Military vehicle program of record component.
The Safe-Xtract Recovery App (Android and Apple iOS versions available) and the Safe-Xtract Training Program work with these tree saver straps. Before field usage of any recovery equipment, including winch applications, users should be professionally trained – visit https://etservicesconsulting.com/offroad for more information.