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warr09
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Georgia by way of Baton Rouge
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re: Winch cable Metal or synthetic?

Why tie a knot? Just weave a new eye. Weakest point af any cable or rope is a knot. If you do find yourself needing to tie a knot, at least use a Figure of 8 or better. A bowline us a good knot but ut gets hot during use from friction and under a load will just break

ETA: meant weave a new eye in cable.

Personally I like synthetic, but maintenance us defitiely required.
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TexasTiger01
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Huffman, TX via Pierre Part, LA
Member since Nov 2013
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re: Winch cable Metal or synthetic?


I weaved a new eye into it once I got the bike home, I just used the knot for a quick fix in the woods. Repairs in a synthetic line are much easier.
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eng08
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Member since Jan 2013
2594 posts

re: Winch cable Metal or synthetic?
Link: LINK to video on dangers of synthetic lines.

Also don't kid yourself if you think you will not be injured with a synthetic line when it pops.


Nascar Fan
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Columbia La.
Member since Jul 2011
15993 posts

re: Winch cable Metal or synthetic?
Did someone mention burs on the metal cables


bbvdd
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Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
9736 posts

re: Winch cable Metal or synthetic?
Is this for your Ranger BP?

For a ranger the weight from a cable won't be too big of a negative. The fact that steel has little to no maintenance would push me in that direction.


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NYCAuburn
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re: Winch cable Metal or synthetic?
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Link: LINK to video on dangers of synthetic lines.

Also don't kid yourself if you think you will not be injured with a synthetic line when it pops.


So are you trying to say synthetic is more dangerous than steel lines? you linked a video of synthetic line being used to pull navy ships.

In the offroad and civilian world, as far as safety.

Synthetic>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Steel



pdubya76
Ole Miss Fan
Amite County
Member since Mar 2012
1914 posts

re: Winch cable Metal or synthetic?
I second the Viper.I have one on my Kubota RTV and havent had any issues with it.I bought it in 2009.I think the website was Motoalliance.com


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eng08
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2013
2594 posts

re: Winch cable Metal or synthetic?
Yeah I know synthetic is better than steel, but don't start to think that the synthetic is still 100% safe.

I've blown up lots of synthetic lines under heavy loads and almost lost a finger once.


TigerDeacon
Wake Forest Fan
West Monroe, LA
Member since Sep 2003
25301 posts

re: Winch cable Metal or synthetic?
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If you dont already hsve a wench, go on ebay and buy




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TigerOnThe Hill
Springhill
Member since Sep 2008
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re: Winch cable Metal or synthetic?
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Don't buy the gorilla brand theyre junk


True dat!


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CHEDBALLZ
New Orleans Saints Fan
South Central LA
Member since Dec 2009
6133 posts

re: Winch cable Metal or synthetic?
quote:

've blown up lots of synthetic lines under heavy loads and almost lost a finger once. 



You need a bigger line.


Il say this about spectra rope.

I seen a pictures of a boat trailer and truck that was launched. My buddy unhooked and someone else at the launch pulled it out with 3/8 spectra. It's extremly strong.
If you going to be pulling a bigger load than that I feel for you.


Bleeding purple
TCU Fan
Athens, Texas
Member since Sep 2007
23168 posts

re: Winch cable Metal or synthetic?
Ok so what is the consensus of using your winch to secure your UTV on the trailer?


bbvdd
Alabama Fan
Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
9736 posts

re: Winch cable Metal or synthetic?
Since I put the winch on mine that's what I use up front. Still chain the back though.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
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re: Winch cable Metal or synthetic?
Won't hurt it as long as you dont leave slack in it so it can snatch on the winch clutch as the bike bounces down the road.


Bleeding purple
TCU Fan
Athens, Texas
Member since Sep 2007
23168 posts

re: Winch cable Metal or synthetic?
Thanks fellas


Nascar Fan
LSU Fan
Columbia La.
Member since Jul 2011
15993 posts

re: Winch cable Metal or synthetic?
I don't use my winch for that, I ratchet strap both sides


LSUballs
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RayVegas LA
Member since Feb 2008
23643 posts

re: Winch cable Metal or synthetic?
Nascar, you just get off a plane?


Nascar Fan
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Columbia La.
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re: Winch cable Metal or synthetic?
quote:

Nascar, you just get off a plane?

Naw I'm still in Africa


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Hammertime
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apples
Member since Jan 2012
19489 posts

re: Winch cable Metal or synthetic?
Hook a chain to the back in two spots, and winch them tight


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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The devil dreams on an idle horse
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re: Winch cable Metal or synthetic?
I think I'll have some permanently attached to the deck when I buy my trailer.


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