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Be safe when you winch.

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by badguybuster, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. Nov 21, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    badguybuster

    badguybuster [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This video (found by luck) shows why you should always be very careful when winching.

    Basics: 1-Use a heavy duty snatch block (always)
    2-Open your hood (just in case, see video)
    3-Use a dampening blanket on tow line
    4-Do not allow morons to help you.
    5-Ensure your winch is suitable for the task at hand.

    Ok, guys. Throw in your tips too.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1NnL83UpuQ&feature=fvw
     
  2. Nov 21, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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  3. Nov 21, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    98_Mud_bug

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    yea that guy got lucky, you should never use a hook on a winch. always a shackle. or if a hook, make sure it has a safety latch on it..
    and never ever drink and use a vehicle in any way..
     
  4. Nov 21, 2010 at 12:54 PM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

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    You realize that in that video they were using the winch to snatch? So here goes my tip, don't use a winch to snatch somebody out.
     
  5. Nov 21, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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    Hoyal

    Hoyal Whiskey bent and hell bound.

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    I've seen this happen through a back window. I was watching a bunch of fords try and pull each other out after getting stuck so I pulled up and just watched! No blanket on either side and the hook went through the stuck guys rear window!
     
  6. Nov 21, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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    Brunes

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  7. Nov 21, 2010 at 3:31 PM
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    crazyman

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    Swimmers in the shallow end of the gene pool.....
     
  8. Nov 21, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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  9. Nov 21, 2010 at 4:25 PM
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    Never thought to use winch cable as a snatch strap before. Thanks for the tip...


    I keed I keed. :)
     
  10. Nov 21, 2010 at 4:34 PM
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  11. Nov 21, 2010 at 4:39 PM
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    [​IMG]

    Just kidding:D
     
  12. Nov 21, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    WhatThePho? Greg Graffin 2016

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    The things required to pull bitches
    There is

    That might be to hard for them to use, may I recommend this
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Nov 21, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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  14. Nov 21, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    you get that on film? har harrr
     
  15. Nov 21, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    NelsonTacoma This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    The caliber of intelligence here is obvious.

    1. Miller light cans in hand while wheeling
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    3. Sticking bare finger in W/S hole
    4. Not driving a Tacoma
    5. Winching procedure failure

    I think the OP covered all the winching basics. Especially #4.
     
  16. Nov 21, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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  17. Nov 21, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    NelsonTacoma This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    That's rednecks for ya!:p

    Just think of all the things Jeff Foxworthy says and you get your answer.
     
  18. Nov 21, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    wow.... anyone else notice he left the truck in gear when he got out? notice the front wheels are still spinning? might not be going anywhere but still what if?

    what a damn idiot.
     
  19. Nov 21, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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