Cookes’ Snatch Strap story

NZ4WD - - RECOVERY EQUIPMENT -

Cookes first in­tro­duced their Snatch Master 4WD eight­tonne Re­cov­ery Strap to New Zealand over 25 years ago.

Af­ter lis­ten­ing to feed­back from 4WD club mem­bers, Cookes worked with a New Zealand web­bing man­u­fac­turer to de­velop a high qual­ity, high strength Ny­lon web­bing that would of­fer suf­fi­cient elon­ga­tion to aid re­cov­ery of heav­ily bogged ve­hi­cles.

Af­ter some months of tri­alling var­i­ous threads and un­der­tak­ing many elon­ga­tions and break­ing load tests on man­u­fac­tured strap sam­ples, the first pro­to­types were fi­nally con­sid­ered ready for field test­ing.

Snatch Master Re­cov­ery Straps were pro­vided to sev­eral 4WD re­cov­ery event en­thu­si­asts who put them to the ul­ti­mate test. The feed­back re­ceived by Cookes con­firmed they had a win­ner.

With an in-house ISO 9001 ac­cred­ited man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity, Cookes Snatch Master 4WD Re­cov­ery Straps will long re­main the qual­ity stan­dard in this coun­try. Just hose your Snatch Master strap off fol­low­ing use, al­low it to dry nat­u­rally and a long and pro­duc­tive ser­vice life is as­sured.

Cookes carry stan­dard length Snatch Mas­ters ( six me­tres and nine me­tres) at each of their 12 branches across New Zealand, with spe­cial lengths able to be man­u­fac­tured to or­der in their Auck­land fac­tory.

Over the years Cookes has man­u­fac­tured many Snatch Master 4WD Re­cov­ery Strap spe­cials; from straps as short as one me­tre long to oth­ers as long as 75 me­tres! The prod­uct can also be sewn double-ply to pro­vide ad­di­tional strength. The same ex­pe­ri­ence and high- qual­ity stan­dards that go into the man­u­fac­ture of their Ny­lon Heavy Ve­hi­cle Re­cov­ery Straps can be seen in each and ev­ery 4WD Snatch Master re­cov­ery strap pro­duced.

In 2013 Cookes de­cided to com­ple­ment their in-house man­u­fac­tured Snatch Master straps with the in­no­va­tive Black Snake Re­cov­ery Strop range man­u­fac­tured in Aus­tralia. Avail­able in strengths of eight tonne and 12 tonne and stan­dard lengths of six and 10 me­tres, the Black Snake 4WD Re­cov­ery Strops of­fer the user a high elon­ga­tion ny­lon in­ner, pro­tected by a rev­o­lu­tion­ary vul­can­ised rub­ber outer to re­sist abra­sion. With gal­vanised thim­ble eye­lets to pro­tect the eyes, the Black Snake is easy and safe to use in the tough­est con­di­tions.

If you'd like to know where your re­cov­ery prod­ucts are man­u­fac­tured, look no fur­ther than Cookes. Widely re­garded in both New Zealand and over­seas in terms of high prod­uct qual­ity, their 107 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in this coun­try is re­flected in each Snatch Master strap and Black Snake strop they sup­ply.

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