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    Come Alongs

    I have to buy a new come along for my F150. Does anybody have any suggestions as to what kind I should get?

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    Re: Come Alongs

    If you are an old boyscout and rope rescue technician like me you might prefer a long rope, a rope grab (prussik) and a few pullies...way more versatile...but good luck on what ever you decide

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    Re: Come Alongs

    I am going to look into that. I have the skills and the material. Thanks.

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    Re: Come Alongs

    Tirfor Jack .That's what we called them in the construction industry. But instead of having to buy the genuine German ones, Princess Auto has what they call a cable puller ?. I think I saw one in the latest flyer. I never had one myself, just always wanted one. The ones you don't want are the barb wire fence stretchers so common. Better a chain come-a-long. For hauling moose out, a long heavy hemp rope and snatch block or two. Hemp ropes don't stretch, you just have to look after them.

    A couple of hunting buddies, bought Lewis Winches, a chain saw winch. There are knock-offs around of them ,too.

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    Re: Come Alongs

    I like the “Lug All” brand .... nice light unit ... and will do the job ... little bit higher priced, but it works good.

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    Re: Come Alongs

    I looked them up, it seems I already have one. I don't know if it's that brand, but it was made in the States . The nice thing about it, it fits, with shorted pipe handle, in a 5 gallon pail. We used them on the Site One dam construction. The main contractor was an American outfit. I guess that's why we got them. I much preferred Tirfor Jacks for long pulling and chain come-a-a longs for lifting and a lot of other work that didn't need distance. Both are much handier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Downwindtracker2 View Post
    Tirfor Jack .
    Been packing one with the 4 ton capacity for years.
    Work very VERY Well!



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    Re: Come Alongs

    I have both tirfor and a Lewis winch, both are awesome tools to have in your kit.
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    Re: Come Alongs

    I know this is a bit more than a come a long but liking the idea of these below . I’m not a rigging expert but I would think doubling up with snatch blocks would increase the load pull with the basic model.

    The moose we got this year we used a truck with ropes and pulleys and it was a lot because we could not do a straight pull where the machine below might have been a huge asset . I must say though I bought 100 feet of Bull Dog synthetic winch rope to take up hunting and used it in the rigging for the moose and it held up like a champ . Available at Lordco
    https://www.portablewinch.ca/

    Then theres these https://www.maasdam.com/rope-pullers.html

    And these https://thearboriststore.com/product...6-amsteel-blue

    Anyone used any of the above please let me know .Thanks !
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    Re: Come Alongs

    Tirfors work great…. Usually a real wrestling match to roll up the cable neatly though

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