Fully Adjustable GATOR Tow Dolly Basket Strap, Yellow, Fits Wheels from 13 - 35 Inch, 3 Adjustments on the 2 Inch Top Strap and 4 Adjustments on the 2 Inch Short Leg with Double J Wire Hook and Cordura Sleeve. max tread width is 14"... WLL: 3,000 lbs, 10FT Lasso has a Cordura Sleeve to protect material from A arms. According to the manufacturer, the max width (tread face) of tires this strap can handle is 15 inches.
The 2 inch strap material is the thickest, heaviest duty strap material available in the world.
The pockets in the front strap and the top strap, in combination with the lasso-style main strap make this a truly fully adjustable tow dolly strap.
The Cordura sleeving is designed to be used inside (i.e., "car-side-in") to prevent any premature wear from the strap abrading against A-arms, brake parts, struts, etc.
This strap is the result of years of experience selling other designs that have different strengths and weaknesses. We believe this strap has the versatility and strength to make it without equal when compared with other replacement tow-dolly straps.
Price is for a pair.
Another scheduled follow-up call to Ford popped up on my computer, so I called up Vicky to see how these straps were holding up. It's been about 3.5 years now! She said as far as she knows, they're holding up fine, but they will take inventory and see if they need to get any more tow dolly straps. So I guess what Barnett (the fabricator) told me when we first started spec'ing products out of this gator material-- "Don't be expecting to call people up in a year or two and sell them more stuff if you make it out of Gator material." Kind of the opposite of the planned obsolescence you read so much about. Having lasted for over three years makes these Gator Tow Dolly Straps a better value than the less expensive tow dolly straps made out of 12K material... even though you pay a little bit more up-front, you end up saving money over the long haul.
So far so good. The new straps seem to be a lot heavier. I currently have them on a truck to see how they hold up. I will keep you posted....
Operations Unit Supervisor
Ford-Michigan Proving Ground
Today a scheduled follow-up call to Ford popped up on my computer, so I called over to Ford to see if they wanted to buy more of these tow dolly straps. The buyer told me that these straps are holding up so well, they didn't need to buy any more of them! I know that nothing under the sun is permanent, but I think these Gator tow dolly straps might be the closest thing!