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Poor Man's Winch: Hand Winch?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by jeremy_283, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Mar 4, 2012 at 5:38 AM
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    futuretacoowner

    futuretacoowner Well-Known Member

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    I got a come along in my truck used it a few times. slow but gets the job done.
     
  2. Apr 5, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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    big sky

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    I've had a Wyeth-Scott power puller for several years and it's gotten me (and others) out of a few jams; I just purchased new amsteel line for it replacing the 5/16" wire that originally came w/ it

    I also carry 100' of winch extension (5/16" amsteel) line and a snatch block which really extends the hand winch's usefulness

    electric winch is definitely nice, but a good one (and a good bumper) adds up to a lot of cash, the W-S isn't cheap, but much cheaper than the above- even if you upgraded to an electric winch in the future the W-S would still be handy to carry as a backup or on the occasions when you want to pull from two different angles
     
  3. Apr 9, 2012 at 12:34 PM
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    NwiTACO

    NwiTACO Big tars, little/no bed.

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    I hope you know that is not a come-a-long or "hand winch"...its a load tensioner and shouldnt be used as a winch.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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    bailerc

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    i second the hi-lift idea, works great with proper attachments
     
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