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Hawse Fairlead?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by trollporter, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. trollporter

    trollporter 1/2 ton status

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    Can a "Hawse Fairlead" be used with steel cable? I always see people with nylon rope using it.:dunno:
     
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    steel will wear it aware and ruin it. thats why you see it with synthetic rope.
     
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    You can use a hawse fairlead with steel cable.

    It will wear the cable and the fairlead a little faster, and it makes angled pulls more difficult.

    I am cheap and don't use my winch very often so I have a hawse fairlead on my winch. I am not to worried about it wearing to the point it is ruined any time soon. :blush:
     
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    I went to a hawse fairlead after my roller broke...

    One of the side rollers shot out and hit some dude in the leg, then my cable broke and left me stuck at about 2am.... the angle i was winching at was prolly a touch much...
     
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    wtf is a hawse fairlead ??

    pic ?

    thanks
     
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    most rollers dont roll anyway.
     
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    yeah, you can use a hawse fairlead with cable. A roller would probably be better for cable wear, even if the rollers dont really roll much. The hawse is best suited for synth rope. For years, the roller failead was considered an "upgrade" over a hawse... but with the popularity of rope continuing to rise, the hawse has become the "cool" fairlead to have again. I have a hawse for my 8274 with synth rope... one other advantage it has is that it sticks out less than the roller kind...

    j
     
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    I have a the original hawse that came with my winch, it does tend to wear on the cable faster. I had a chance to trade for a roller (I really want one) but found out that most rollers are not as wide as the drum of the winch.

    Steel cable hawse
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    Thanks guys. I think I'll go with the Hawse. Mine is just like that last one.:thumb:
     
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    oh its for winches

    no wonder i didnt know

    heh
     

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