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Chains or straps

Postby jkwilson » Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:11 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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Postby jcarkie » Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:30 am

what do they look like?,are they called ob straps?. i use chains i like them better than rope.
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Postby jkwilson » Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:45 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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Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:34 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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Postby jkwilson » Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:41 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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Postby shorty » Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:48 pm

I use chains and keep hoping I won't need them.
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Postby polledbull » Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:35 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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Postby Bret » Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:21 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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Postby Karl » Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:36 am

If I have to pull if prefer chains myself
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