The Lewis Winch Tree-Saver Belt is a necessary accessory for anyone who uses a living tree to anchor the Lewis Winch.
The Tree-Saver Belt will not harm the bark of the tree as cables or chains do. Be mindful that if you use a cable or chain to anchor the Lewis Winch to a tree, they will cut into the tree bark and that may cause the tree to die.
The Lewis Winch Tree-Saver Belt is a wide strap that distributes the load over a larger surface and because it's made of a soft material, it doesn't penetrate the bark and does no harm to the tree at all. The Lewis Winch Tree-Saver Belt also doubles as an anchor strap.
So even if you don't have a tree to anchor the portable winch to, you will still want to have one of these handy straps in your tool kit. You can hook the Tree-Saver belt over the ball of your trailer hitch or on the tow-hook on the front of your pick-up truck, turning the belt into an anchor for the Lewis Winch.
Just add a short length of cable or chain with a hook on each end to attach the Tree-Saver Belt to your Lewis Winch You can also wrap the Tree-Saver Belt around the axle or another part of the vehicle stuck in a ditch or the mud. The soft Tree-Saver Belt will not cause damage to the vehicle's under-carriage as chains or cables might do