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Let's talk snatch blocks.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 72THING, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. 72THING

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    Let\'s talk snatch blocks.

    Tell me what kind of snatch block you have and how it has held up. I'm debating which one to buy. I like the ones from Extreme Outback Products and Milemarker, but would really like your opinions and first hand experience before I order one. Oh, and my winch is a Warn HS9500. Thanks.

    Will
     
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    Re: Let\'s talk snatch blocks.

    I have the milemarker one. Its quite smooth. havent needed to use it yet... but I really thought it was smaller! This thing is like 10 lbs.. its your standard snatch block style (top and bottom swing away from each other so you can insert line. ). Another nice feature is that it has a grease port , so you can grease it up. Looks like it should last the life of me.
     
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    Re: Let\'s talk snatch blocks.

    is that the same a COCK BLOCK just with chicks? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: Let\'s talk snatch blocks.

    [ QUOTE ]
    is that the same a COCK BLOCK just with chicks? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: Let\'s talk snatch blocks.

    Yeah! It is normally the fat, ugly one! /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    Re: Let\'s talk snatch blocks.

    I've got a couple, the most effective seems to be marriage. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    back to the subject..
    My Warn HD version is really nice. I also have one of the sliding plate style (ramsey maybe?) that has come apart on me. The snap ring came off the shaft and the main pivot came out. Not while in use luckily so I just put it back together. I like the warn one better but it's really heavy.
     
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    Re: Let\'s talk snatch blocks.

    This post title really gets my attention for some reason... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: Let\'s talk snatch blocks.

    Thanks for the recommendations. What's the weight rating of the HD Warn block? As I was typing the subject line, my mind instantly went to the gutter, too. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Will
     
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    Re: Let\'s talk snatch blocks.

    That reminds of a song called "Big Fat Friend" by Steven Lynch. If you havent heard it, DL it as soon as possible.
     
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    Re: Let\'s talk snatch blocks.

    I've got a cast iron "Skookum" # A 6, heavy with a swivel safety hook on the end. Picked up at a yard sale for $8.00. work's like a heavy block should, Good!
     
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    Re: Let\'s talk snatch blocks.

    I don't have one yet, but Rockstomper sells one that is rated for a 12K winch for $60. Warn wants $150. I am going to order one from Rockstomper when I get some cash, or buy one from a Wire Rope place here in Phoenix.

    Harley
     
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    Re: Let\'s talk snatch blocks.

    Mine is a McKissick. It's rated at 12 tons (24,000 lbs), all swivels are greasable, and it uses 1" pins. The only draw back is it's heavy. You can get them from heavt equiptment places.
     
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    Re: Let\'s talk snatch blocks.

    Thanks, Jim. I had read some info on the McKissicks, but I couldn't swing the cash for it. Maybe one day. I ordered a treesaver from Rockstomper so I went ahead and ordered their snatch block. Its rated for 12,000 lb overhead lifting, over 40,000 lb breaking strength, and is a scissor style with a 1 1/16" pin, but isn't greaseable. It has an oillite bronze bushing in the pulley. Scott says he uses it on his rig, so it should hold up fine.

    Will
     
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    Re: Let\'s talk snatch blocks.

    I looked at that one too. Sounds like a good buy. I just got lucky w/ mine.
     
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    Re: Let\'s talk snatch blocks.

    ok here goes me sounding lame...how does a snatch block work? isnt this winch-related?
     
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    Re: Let\'s talk snatch blocks.

    Yes they are used with winches, but are also used in construction, marine, logging, and other applications. It's simply a large pulley that can be used to double line your winch or to change the direction of pull. Here's what mine looks like from Rockstomper:
    [​IMG]

    Will
     
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    Re: Let\'s talk snatch blocks.

    I have the one from Extreme Outback Products and it has held up really good so far. I like the fact that you can grease it w/out having to take it apart.
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    Re: Let\'s talk snatch blocks.

    Here is the McKissick along w/ a standard shackle and a CUCV shackle for size ref:
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