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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-02-2005, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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winching at 6 degree\'s

I went for a ride today it was 6 degree's out. I got stuck and tried to pull my winch cable out on free spool.I was WAY hard to pull out. I was wondering is this because of the cold weather or is my winch ready to bite the big one?
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Re: winching at 6 degree\'s

Yes and Yes.

Cable is very heavy and probably frozen and the grease in the winch was probably harderening.

Don't you have forward and backwards on your winch.

I switched to the blue syn-cable. 4 lb vs. 35 lb for steel cable. The syn cable at 5/8 holds 11,500 and the steel 5/8 only holds 9,500 and if the syn calbe breaks it just drops.

You can find it on ebay.

The syn cable is a lot easier to remove from the winch.
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Re: winching at 6 degree\'s

Yep, electric winches don't like cold weather as a general rule. Coldest I've winched at is -20 F. Wasn't winching the truck out,was winching a dead moose into the back (we were helping a guy take care of a road kill moose). The winch definitely protested. It wouldn't free spool, had to power out the line. That was a Tensen TX-2 12,000lbs 2 speed winch. I've also used various truck mounted cranes at cold temps. The protested as well.
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Re: winching at 6 degree\'s

Knowing the situation you might wanna break down the winch and put new greae in it. the synthetic line is a good idea if you plan on doing alot more cold weather winching. how does that line hold up in mud?
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Re: winching at 6 degree\'s

High maintenance, needs to be washed if used in mud, as the grit in the rope cuts through the strands under tension (I put the hook in a socks or two and use the washing machine)
DO NOT USE A PRESSURE WASHER.
Nice to use for a co-driver but needs to be changed when the rope looks hairy, But only if you are letting your self up or down underivable terrain. Straight pulls are fine as it drops to the ground under load when it brakes. You also need a new fair lead or Hawser if you are going to run rope as the marks on the old lead from wire rope will fray the new rope.
Weve used rope since 2001
5 lenghs so far and we need 2 more now..
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Re: winching at 6 degree\'s

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I switched to the blue syn-cable. 4 lb vs. 35 lb for steel cable. The syn cable at 5/8 holds 11,500 and the steel 5/8 only holds 9,500 and if the syn calbe breaks it just drops.

You can find it on ebay.


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OOOOUCH !!!! I just checked that stuff out. At $219.00 they can keep it!!!! [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

The AZ sun may ruin it after a bit, and I can buy a lot of steel rope for that price.
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Re: winching at 6 degree\'s

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High maintenance, needs to be washed if used in mud, as the grit in the rope cuts through the strands under tension

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i agree, i winch mostly in muddy hills/ravines and the cable/rope is in th eground on some pulls due to pulling up near impossible steep hills.
my cable seems to hold up to this way better than rope in the same situation. the rope looks nasty and fraying, where as my cable still looks lik enew, but i do take care of my cable, such as not leeting it bind up on one side, oilin git, and always winding it tight.
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Re: winching at 6 degree\'s

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Wasn't winching the truck out,was winching a dead moose into the back (we were helping a guy take care of a road kill moose).

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(***in best Foxworthy impression***)If you've ever winched a road killed moose into the back of your truck, You might be a Redneck!
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If you've ever winched a road killed moose into the back of your truck, You might be a Redneck!

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...or a Native.
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(***in best Foxworthy impression***)If you've ever winched a road killed moose into the back of your truck, You might be a Redneck!

couldnt resist


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I don't care who you are ...... that's funny
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