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Winch Saver product review?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ned Kelly, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Ned Kelly

    Ned Kelly 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    If your worried about it, then get one. I used to run a heavy wreacker, did it for a few years. I saw my share of cable breakage and improper attaching, and was always able to "back out of it" in time. so no I wouldn't get one.
    I once even had a 3/4 inch cable singing (the noise they make just before they break) submerged Bulldozers are really fockin heavy!
     
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    I have one on my rear winch. Never finished wiring it up so I don't know how well it works.
     
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    for the under $30 range how could you really go wrong
     
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    i have one on my winch. i like it. it lets you snug up the cable without having the hook attached to another part of the truck. i used to keep the hook on the side of the winch bumper. it scraped off the paint and started to rust. also the constant tension caused the winch bumper to look out of shape. i also like the idea that you always have something already in place to slide down the cable to absorb the shock of a cable snapping. i haven't broken a cable yet, so i don't know how well it would work compared to a sandbag. but weight is weight.
     
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    thats what my wonder is, if the winch saver is at the winch, how does it absorb the energy if the cable breaks at the hook end.
     
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    its just a urethane donut you put on your winch cable. when you're winching you just slide it half way up the cable. then when you're done, just spool your cable back in until the hook snugs up against the urethane. always on the cable ready to use.
     
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    Get it. Better safe than sorry.

    Like said above, you put it about halfway to the other end of the line. If something should break, the weight will pull the snapped cable down. I also raise my hood when winching others, just in case.
     
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    Excellent....I'm on one.
     

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