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When to replace winch cable

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by RochesterUE, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Nov 23, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    RochesterUE

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    I'm relatively new to winching with my XRC8. I've done 2 pulls with it in addition to playing around with it once I got it. Recently when using it I noticed this kink in the cable, its about 60' in. Bad enough to warrant replacement? No cut strands, it just looks deformed.

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    Thanks for the input.

    Here she is, working like a boss:
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  2. Nov 23, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    Warputer

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    A little lift & some extra steel....
    We use 5 ton cranes at work & have never replaced a cable for what you are looking at.....first sign of a fray/damaged strand, replace it.
     
  3. Nov 23, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    RochesterUE

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    Thanks for the input!
     
  4. Nov 23, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    Brunes

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    I'd agree. We use a hoist at work on the help...That kink would get the cable replaced on that- but that's because people hang off of our cable. That ought be fine for a while longer.
     
  5. Nov 23, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    scottri

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    I wouldn't worry about that. Nice pic on the Jeep rescue.
     
  6. Nov 23, 2011 at 1:41 PM
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    cummins6speed

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    Id replace it right now with a synthetic
     
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