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Winch lines by Master-Pull?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazer72, Aug 16, 2001.

  1. blazer72

    blazer72 1/2 ton status

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    Has anyone used one or seen them used?
     
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    I haven't seen them, but I hear they are nice. However, I do have a Master Pull Super Yanker!!! It is the 1 1/4" x 30' unit and i think it will handle up to 70K pounds... Some will probably say that that it way too much, but I have broken 3 Superwinch ones that were guarunteed for life. When I sent the first one back, it was ripped so bad, they said that I couldn't send them back anymore! So I went super heavy duty!

    Haven't had a chance to use it yet though since I have my winch now!

    Mike

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    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Emmettology 101 on 08/16/01 01:19 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  3. solowookie

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    When I sent the first one back, it was ripped so bad, they said that I couldn't send them back anymore!

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    man, you're my hero!!! I'd bet a lot of people couldn't say the same!

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  4. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    LOL..... Well, I tied this one huge mud hole at one of our wheelin areas. It is known to swallow trucks. I i get in so far and bam, STUCK.. My friend Ryan had a 67 GMC at the time with a 6" lift and 35's. He was putting 8 ft of slack in that sucker and yankin at full throttle. I was stuck so bad, it was only moving me about an inch a pull. As he was pullin though it would pull his truck from side to side on the trail! [​IMG] that was the beginning of the end of that strap! LOL

    Mike

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    I've only gotten my k5 stuck one, and that was when I was going for a 'joy ride'... LOL (got 50 feet of the pavement in a place call 'poverty flat's...)

    let me tell ya though, I was raised on a ranch and I have BURRIED some tractors!

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    I have been running one for about a year, though I haven't used it much. Don't get stuck like I used to (esp. since the freakin' radiator got busted...)

    It is only a 5/16" x 80' but I like it.

    It is SOOOO light! you won't believe it! And it has very low memory, so no more loops while you're pulling it out.

    Only thing that sucked about it is i kept pulling it out of the copper battery terminal on the end, even with three wraps on the drum.

    I fixed that though. Took a larger size teminal, sqeezed it down with a flaring tool, and threaded the inside with a 3/8" bolt. Threaded the "cable" in covered with epoxy, no prob's since.

    It is pretty good stuff.

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    Is youe winch in the bumper or out in the open? DO you do anything to keep the line clean or safe?
     
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    I have master-pull plasma cable and i love it. its alot more flexible than cable. i'd list more reasons, but i'm tired. oh ya, i'g highly recomend the master-pull cable.

    Adam
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    I have gotten stuck before and had to have tractors and backhoes pull me out! LOL

    Mike

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    Do you keep the line covered? Any problems with UV rays harming the cable?

    Mike

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    Guys, my winch is in the bumper, but it is open on top.

    It is my understanding that UV won't hurt the line. At least that's what the rep told me.

    My rig stays under a canopy of oak trees, but I haven't experienced any "degeneration".
    I do have some abrasions, but there's so many fibers in this stuff, I can't see it losing much strength.
    And with it, abrasions won't cut your fingers off like wire rope.

    Lift It, Lock It, LIVE IT!!!
     
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    yea, well that time I got stuck 50 feet off the pavement, it took a backhole and a large 4WD tractory and 3 1/2 hours to get my back the 50 feet to the pavement... [​IMG]

    that was before I'd done anything to my k5, and it had those stupid copper discoveries, and those things are a joke! anyway that was a mess!

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