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synthetic winch line question

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by j83soldier, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Feb 22, 2010 at 10:54 AM
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    j83soldier

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    I know winch ropes are subseptable to uv damage. Anyone cover them? I was looking at like a garden hose to cover the first 20 ft of line but it wont roll tight enough to fit on the spool any ideas
     
  2. Feb 22, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    If you're that worried about it....get a winch cover. A winch cover will cover the winch & the line from the sun & rain/weather.

    We had synthetic line on our jeep for 5 years. The top wrap faded a bit but nothing worth worrying about at all. Never failed and was still good to use.

    If you're getting synthetic rope, you should already have 'rock guard' for it - which is a sheath that goes over the line. You could probably buy a longer piece of that....to cover the top wraps of the line if you wanted to.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    I think they have a 20' piece of webbing that goes over the first 20' to prevent the damage from sunlight
     
  4. Jun 3, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    could you use this line insted of chains to pull someone out when stuck ?
    i carry 50 ft of chain in my tool box. it is heavy as heck. i didn't know if i could get like 50 to 80 ft and keep it in a amo box in the tool box.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    you sir need a tow strap.
     
  6. Jun 3, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    yea, i was just wondering if that would work b/c it would take up alot
    less space. i don't wheel, but i work on family farms all the time.
    everytime i get stuck it is in a field, where a winch would not help.
    i guess i just will get some sliders :D
     
  7. Jun 3, 2010 at 2:56 PM
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    Lose the chain!!! Recovering with a chain can be deadly

    He needs a "snatch" strap or recovery strap. Tow straps do not have the stretch that snatch straps do.

    Read here please.
     
  8. Jun 3, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    x2. Go ARB or viking for a snatch strap.
     
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    will do
     
  10. Jun 4, 2010 at 8:25 AM
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    okay, will do. i never had any doubt in the chains i was using, they were huge
    logging chains. when we get stuck, we don't bottem it out, gave up quick so
    it is easier to get out. i just want something lighter, and taking up less space.
    i never had to do any snatching, just a slow pull.

    i have only been stuck real bad once. was carrying a deerstand in my dad's
    gmc 2500, and it just sunk in a field. i was finally able to get it out with a
    tractor. i never borrowed his truck again for work on the farm. the bad thing
    about those big rigs is when you get one stuck, they are tough to get out b/c
    they are so heavy.
     
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