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« Last Edit: February 25, 2013, 11:22:52 AM by Hammer »
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Re: Proper Winch use
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 12:02:54 PM »
Cool deal ;D I love how YouTube is becoming an awesome archive for video how to's

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Re: Proper Winch use
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 06:47:53 PM »
After the winch use in Tucson I began wanting to look for more information on how to do pulls safely.   One of those pulls was a little shady and probably could of been done better.
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Re: Proper Winch use
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013, 07:05:17 PM »
Funny that these videos only address winch use on flat ground.  When you use a winch in terrain as we do they do not address that.

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Re: Proper Winch use
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013, 07:18:14 PM »
This is true, the second video shows him winching up an incline, and he suggests turning the wheels and holding the foot break for maximum traction.  I think that is fairly sound advice.  
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Re: Proper Winch use
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2013, 10:17:17 PM »
Don't most people usually winch from outside the vehicle though?

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Re: Proper Winch use
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2013, 10:19:39 PM »
Don't most people usually winch from outside the vehicle though?

Yah, that is the most common mistake I think.  They leave it in park, which means a little parking pin is stopping the whole car.  Or maybe they leave the hand break on, which is a manual drum break which also sucks.  You need to be using the full power of your vehicles hydraulic brakes.   
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Re: Proper Winch use
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2013, 10:23:53 PM »
I've always though a winch set up properly should have a switch run to the inside of the cabin too, glad to hear that's not just me having an ocd ;D

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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2013, 10:29:25 PM »
Most winches come with a hand operated controller with a cable long enough to be sitting in the vehicle to winch.  That's where I always sit with foot on brake and car in neutral when I'm winching!

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Re: Proper Winch use
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2013, 10:31:47 PM »
That is why I posted the vids, it is good information on how winches work, how they are intended to be used, and how to safely use them for people who didn't know, like me. 
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Re: Proper Winch use
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2016, 01:56:05 PM »
Dig your self a Dead Man..
http://www.offroaders.com/tech/Deadman-Anchor.htm


Where it says "Steel Beam" think Hi-Lift handle. The "timbers", can be two other handles, or similarly strong supports pounded down vertically in front of the "Dead Man".

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Re: Proper Winch use
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2016, 02:05:20 PM »
Who knows? if the snows deep enough out in front, throw a snatch strap down like this, and attach a clevis/shackle at the ends and pull from there.. Desperate times<Desperate measures
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Re: Proper Winch use
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2017, 10:28:26 PM »
I have warn winch on my vehicle. it's nice to see some info about the proper usage of winches