Gator-Jaw shackles are made from Plasma rope which is the highest strength synthetic rope available. Gator-Jaw shackles are stronger than comparable steel shackles. These shackles will not rust and are so light they float. Towing applications include: 4x4 off-road, agriculture & mining equipment and various marine uses. The Gator-Jaw shackle can be washed off with water and air dried. While Gator-Jaw fibers are stronger than steel they are susceptible to wear and cutting. Always inspect shackle before use for excess wear, cutting, or worn and frayed areas.
These Bubba Rope Gator-Jaw Nexgen Pro Synthetic Shackles are the best invention that has come along since synthetic recovery ropes and straps, and they are the ideal accessory for them. They make a good and easy connection to closed / "looped" vehicle tow-hooks, such as those used on my Ford Pick-Ups. They are superior to forged steel since they are lighter in weight and they don't have burrs on them as steel shackles often have, that can cut and weaken the connection between your tow-strap or recovery rope. I already had a pair of these shackles in my personal vehicle, and I bought this one as a gift for my son to pack in his Rubicon's Survival Kit.