The French Army has operated in virtually every part of the world. This wide theater of operations has led to a set of requirements for maintaining equipment, which includes the French Army Tow Strap that we have available for sale. With vehicles and heavy equipment being utilized in former French colonial areas, the ability to move and recover stuck vehicles if essential for success on the ground.
With these tow straps, you have the ability of selected the tow rating that will best meet your needs. The French standardized with 8-ton, 12-ton, and 16-ton ratings which covered all of their equipment that would benefit from the availability of a tow strap. You may have specific requirements for the 16-ton, or the 12-ton may meet your needs and provide for greater weight savings for your recovery vehicle.
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Got the 12-ton strap but haven't given it a test yet. Looks sturdy enough. As the previous reviewer noted, mine has metal D rings on one end but there is a disclaimer that says the product may appear differently than the picture, so fair enough, right? I think this strap will work well for its purpose - pulling stuck vehicles out of the ditch when necessary.
I ordered the 12 ton strap. It is in good condition showing little sign of use. It is very heavy duty also. I haven't used it yet, but have no doubt that it will survive any application I throw at it. My only complaint is the picture shows sewn loops on both ends. The strap I received had metal loops on one end and sewn loop on the other.