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Chains or straps

Post by jkwilson » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:11 am

What do you use for pulling, straps or chains?
We bought a pulling strap 3 or 4 years ago. Used it for the second time yesterday. First time was to pull a foot forward, and yesterday was a full pull. I really like it over chains. Stays on and spreads the pull out over its width. Cheap and light.

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Post by jcarkie » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:30 am

what do they look like?,are they called ob straps?. i use chains i like them better than rope.

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Post by jkwilson » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:45 am

jcarkie wrote:what do they look like?,are they called ob straps?. i use chains i like them better than rope.


Yep, OB straps. 1-1/2" wide nylon strap with D-rings on both ends with loops.

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Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:34 pm

We own a pair of OB straps - hate them. With chains, you can put the handle anywhere on the chain - close or far - staps, you're stuck using the whole length because you can only put handles on the d-ring on the ends.
Also, they are harder to keep sterilized.
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Post by jkwilson » Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:41 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:We own a pair of OB straps - hate them. With chains, you can put the handle anywhere on the chain - close or far - staps, you're stuck using the whole length because you can only put handles on the d-ring on the ends.
Also, they are harder to keep sterilized.


I just fold the strap in half and tuck it in the handles. I'd still use chains if I had to break out the puller though.

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Post by shorty » Wed Mar 08, 2006 2:48 pm

I use chains and keep hoping I won't need them.

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Post by polledbull » Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:35 am

you can get those OB straps from Valley Vet or Nasco . They are only $4.20 . I am very pleased with the straps . get the 60 inch straps.

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Post by Bret » Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:21 pm

I have hex chains(OB chains) hanging inside the barn door...right where I put them just after buying them two years ago. I call them hex chains because they are warding off the need to use them. If I didn't have them, you know what would happen.
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Post by Karl » Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:36 pm

If I have to pull if prefer chains myself

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