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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-04-2004, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Snatch blocks

I hear people talk about snatch blocks all the time but never see any actual measurements. I bought the biggest one I could find that was easy to use (overhead sling ones aren't very easy to use in my opinion). I was going to buy a Warn one but it looked kind of small. I ended up buying a Mile Marker one. Nobody in the club has one that I'm aware of besides me.

Got any pictures or measurements?

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Re: Snatch blocks

I run a massive forged one made for industrial hoisting applications. Has a 60k pound work limit. Looks like the one in the upper left in this pic:





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Re: Snatch blocks

How big is the sheave on the one you've got?

I was going to buy a overhead sling one but it was going to be pricey for one designed for 3/8" and 7/16" rope according to Jay. So, I figured I'd bite the bullet and just buy a "small" one. The one I saw at the store from Warn looked smaller than the one from Mile Marker so I went with the Mile Marker one. I think it's amazing that they wrap that cable around such small diameters.

The one from that place looks just like the Warn one:
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Re: Snatch blocks

Hey yeah they do... Guy in our club who runs an M15 warn used his warn, just like the pic you showed, to pull a deuce out of mud pit at Hollister, never had a problem with it and it was straining his winch. Anyway, mine is about 4-5" in diameter. I have rope so it doesn't matter.

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Re: Snatch blocks

sheeeit, rope is for tire swings [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]


wish i could afford some rope... hell, a winch would be nice too [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

will that rope stuff wear out really fast when used in the mud? where did you pick up the 60K lb pulley? we're about to put a winch on the Deuce but it's just the $300 8K one from harbor freight so a pulley might come into play when we bury it to the windshield wipers [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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I was reading a post or article or bathroom scrawl about synthetic rope a while back, and it seems dirt or mud can get isnide the fiberes and when its compressed, chew away at the rope. Synth rope and wire rope have limited lives anyway, just have to decided if ropes adavantages outweight its shorter life and other small disadvantages (cost!)
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