Introducing the ARB Soft connect shackle to the comprehensive ARB recovery line up. Manufactured using UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecule Weight Polyethylene) high tensile CE certified rope to form the soft shackle. UHMWPE rope is used in many of the synthetic rope applications on winches and purpose-built tow straps. Rated at 14.5T Breaking strength the ARB Soft connect shackle is engineered to float in water, be resistant to short term UV radiation and provide superior strength.
Providing protection to the UHMWPE rope used, the shackle is encased in a Hypalon sleeve. Hypalon provides excellent abrasion resistance to protect the UHMWPE rope and better protect against cuts and abrasions. It is commonly used by climbers and provides protection to their ropes and straps. It is also used in many other outdoor textile equipment and provides excellent abrasion resistance. Because the sleeve suffers the majority of abrasion in recoveries it can be easily replaced with replacement sleeves available in store in packs of 2.
The soft shackle connection is formed; by passing the large ball end knot through the open loop, the loop tightens around the knot when used and pulls securely against the large formed knot during the recovery. The knot cannot let go and loop tightens securely around the knot forming the connection. (Image 1) The ARB Soft Connect shackle is suitable for Vehicles up to 3.5T GVM.
ARB Soft Connect Shackle acts as a fuse in a recovery situation, breaking generally before any rated metal components it’s attached too should break at. This removes flying metal projectiles in recovery situations and provides a safer recovery for persons involved in the recovery and bystanders. The ARB soft connect shackle also provides flexibility for attaching your strap to a rated recovery point on your vehicle. As always follow correct recovery procedures and put safety for you and everyone else first before attempting any recovery.
ARB SOFT CONNECT SHACKLE 14.5T (ARB2017)
Staying safe is paramount in a recovery situation. Having the right gear that is correctly rated that protects your family, friends and vehicle, should be at the forefront of selecting the right recovery equipment for your situation.
• 14.5T/32,000lbs Breaking Strength, suitable for vehicles up to 3.5T
• UV Resistant properties
• Water resistant & Floats
• Flexible – attaches to most rated recovery points
• Manufactured from CE certified high tensile UHMWPE (ISO 2307)
• Safer than a Steel shackle when used correctly
• Instructions printed on storage bag as well as included in handy print form
• Replacement Sleeves – ARB2017SLV available for purchase
Mantaining your soft shackle
Protecting and storing your ARB Soft connect shackle when not in use is done with the included draw string carry bag. The bag incorporates a mesh and nylon case to allow for sufficient drying as well as protecting and providing easy storage in your recovery kit. Retail packaging consists of an anti-tamper hologram sticker for genuine identification.
In a blister
for Winching, Snatch Blocks & Snatch Strap
Suitable for vehicles using an 8T recovery strap
Packaging – 25cm x 15cm x 7cm @ (284g)
Perfect match to a Snatch Strap
Consistent 14.5T (142kN) breaking point in a controlled environment.
Tested in house to ARB Stringent requirements
All shipments batch tested for consistency under ARB test conditions
Just the "Ultra High Molecule Weight Polyethylene
12mm x 12 Strand Rope
Not for Lifting Purposes
Soft Shackle – 58cm length @ (195g)
Hypalon sleeve for superior abrasion resistance
Comprehensive testing in field –
ARB products are sold and serviced through authorized distributors worldwide. Our staff and distributors are 4x4 enthusiasts, and have a clear understanding of the demanding conditions our products are expected to work in.