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Gleaveage
01-09-2007, 10:57 PM
no so much i'm a newb, just a newbish question.

Is it better to have one shackle at each end of the strap or is it best to loop it through itself of one end?

also, is there any problem with using your own winch to pull someone out? almost had to resort to that today

deuce
01-09-2007, 11:05 PM
if you loop better chance of the strap not breakin
and yes it is ok to pull someone out with your winch (just stay stationary)
unless its a monstertruck and your winch cant handle it.
if the truck is bigger than you but is still in the weight restrictions of your winch, strap yourself to a BIG tree you should be alright

a72cj
01-12-2007, 12:26 PM
here's a link that might help you. http://www.offroaders.com/tech/winches/winch1.htm

FKN MRK
01-12-2007, 12:31 PM
[cheers] you really dont want any shackels on your tug strap anything connected to your strap can fly back at you. and that can be really bad

see http://www.funinbc.com/forum/showthread.php?t=74324

Toy_Runner
01-12-2007, 12:44 PM
i have heard of a truck with winch on front, straped to tree on rear. and it can strech (sp) your frame??

deuce
01-12-2007, 03:28 PM
its defenetaly posible
but you gota do what ya gota do to get get your buddys out

Toy_Runner
01-12-2007, 03:59 PM
yup, and free beer taste's good.
one of these days i should finish my mounts for my 9000 lbs warn

Toy_Runner
01-12-2007, 03:59 PM
every time i go out i could get free beer [36]

BeerBaron666
01-12-2007, 04:02 PM
With a strap, if you pull straight you get teh rated strenght of the strap if you use a basket you almost double the load limit if you use a choker you are less than the rating of the strap and more prone to breaking. And if you use two straps with shakle in the middle throw something heavy i.e. a jacket of blanket over it so if one of the straps breaks it won't fly as much same thing with winching. And if you don't have to use a shackle don't and if you do don't use a cheap one

deuce
01-12-2007, 04:56 PM
yup, and free beer taste's good.
one of these days i should finish my mounts for my 9000 lbs warn

i have a winch mount just no WINCH!
hey Toy runner where did your picture of your truck go next to your name?
:confused0006: :confused0006: :confused0006: :confused0006: :confused0006: [36]

UU
01-12-2007, 05:39 PM
Also when winching place the hook so it curves up, that way if it were to break the force drives the cable downward, not upward.


not like this 40496

deuce
01-12-2007, 06:14 PM
good to know

FU Toolbag
01-12-2007, 07:27 PM
Hadn't put any thought into hook direction. Make sence to me. Still prefer shackles over hooks though.

As far as wrecking your frame, as long as your in a straight line, you should have no problem.

Toy_Runner
01-12-2007, 07:33 PM
Also when winching place the hook so it curves up, that way if it were to break the force drives the cable downward, not upward.


not like this 40496

ya i seen that on "Dirty Jobs" on discovery. the pulled out a h1 with cable's and chains. and they had the hooks facing up



my picture, somehow it went to a link so i deleted it. have figured it out yet

deuce
01-13-2007, 09:59 AM
i think i saw that episode
it makes sence

exo_toy
01-13-2007, 10:08 AM
dont do choker with straps, it is very hard on them, most straps are only reinforced around the loops, which is why you should only attach with the loops. When you loop it around itself, they will tighten up soo much that you cant get them apart sometimes, and they will wear out faster too.

Of course, there is always those times when you dont have a choice. As for the shackes, go buy the biggest ones that fit your truck. 7/8" and up.

deuce
01-13-2007, 10:35 AM
i need t drill out my exsiting tow flanges to fit bigger D rings
but its on the list