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Old 08-29-2012, 02:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Various Winch Rope Information

We recently added some new articles to our website about winch ropes. They include:

-Choosing the Right Size Winch Line

-Differences in Synthetic Winch Lines

-How to Install a Winch Line

-Rope Maintenance and Care


I just wanted to throw all that information out there for the anyone that is looking to pickup a rope or take care of the winchline they already have. Each of these writeups include detailed pictures and information, but as always if you need more clarification on a certain point or piece of information let us know.

We will be adding some similar information about winching, the use of snatch blocks, and kinetic ropes in the future.

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Old 08-29-2012, 05:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Great articles. Some I knew, other stuff I did not. I've had my rope on both winches for over 6 years. I won't be going back to steel. Good on you guys for being informative about the subject instead of just putting a thread up that says: Rope for sale. Thumbs up to you!
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Thanks for posting that info and offering a great product.

That said, the article on how to mount winch rope on the drum has a suggestion and a picture of something that surprise me a lot. The little metal tab on the end of the rope that attaches to the drum via the button head screw is a great way to tear up brand new rope. If for whatever reason the rope gets pulled across or over that tab with some load on it, won't the sharp edges on that tab nick the rope?
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We take a file to the drum link and remove any sharp edges before we ship the ropes. There is always the possibility of the drum link catching the rope, but it isn't something we have seen yet. We have tried multiple different ways of attaching the ropes to the drums and this is the strongest and most durable linkage we have found.

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