The safety factor on lifting straps is impressive, and when they do break it’s a lot safer than having a chain or cable let go. I’ve seen chain links almost completely straighten and fly over 100 metres, and that was just with an old 935 Versatile pulling trees, God only knows what two D11’s would do to a chain 😛
We find the slings are so much easier to use and often use them instead of d shackles because they don’t go flying if something happens We had a cable go when we were pulling our brand new 8RX 410 which had bogged down on the disc, the bang was astounding! So was the damage to the back of the Axion 960. The guy who owns the farm (he is an investment banker in London) asked if we needed a new Axion! We told him No just a rear window, a tail light an led work light and a clean pair of pants for me. Closest I’ve been to a very serious accident for sure, and I rolled a tractor on to its side once.