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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-19-2003, 06:06 PM
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I have a question in regards to winching basics with a snatch block. I often get into situation with my 3/4 ton suburban that requires some serious winching action. Now I have a snatch block that is rated at 24,000 lbs and I have a 12,000 lb winch. When I double the line at 180 degrees I max out the snatch block capability which is dangerous, so I am looking for a snatch block that is fatigue rated at an 8 ton working load limit that won't cost me over $300. Does anyone have any ideas, I'm not talking about anything that mile marker, warn or ramsey makes as these are not fatigue rated.
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if i were looking at something like that i would sriously consider calling someone i nthe yellow pages listed under cranes. they seem to haev the equivalent of snatch blocks that handle loads much higher than that. they could perhaps give you some good guidance. its worth a shot and phone calls are free
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Buddy of mine runs the master pull 30k pound snatch block. He uses it with a 15k warn on a 6k pound truggy... Never had a problem. And uses it at least once a week for the last couple years.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-20-2003, 02:30 AM
 
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And for any other winching questions, i'd check out the article on pirate4x4.com

LOTS of info, way more than most people will ever need
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As far as I see it, unless your winch is pulling all the weight of the truck and the truck isn't moving, that is really the only time you actually hit the 12,000 lb capacity of the winch. Correct me if I'm wrong
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Re: winching basics

I'd say that a 12000 lb winch and a 24000 lb block are a perfect match and perfectly safe as 24000 lb is the rated safe working load and the failure point is probably WAY higher because the manufacturer doesn't want to be sued.
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I do not belive you would ever pull anything up to 24,000 pounds.
1. you would have to be running about 2 or 3 alternators to keep up with the juice the winch pulls.

2. your truck dont weigh enough.

3. you would probably rip your bumper off before 24,000 lbs.

So i think you snatch block it plenty strong
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Hehe, you said snatch...

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What are you talking about?
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Sorry, joke from Moab, guess you had to be there...

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