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  1. #11
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    Re: Come Alongs

    Lugalls are very good, just be careful the handles will fail if you overload them. I have rescue rope and pulleys, but it really starts getting to be alot of gear to set up a 5 or 6:1 reduction with 1-200’ of close to 1” diameter line and even then you need a small come a long to manage the weight of a truck. 5000# with a 5:1 reduction still needs 1000# of pull and your safety factor on the mainline is minimal

  2. #12
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    Re: Come Alongs

    Once Iím done with the tirfor I lay the cable out straight and starting at the end with the hook I twist it as I make the loops once all the loops are made and itís almost all rolled up i put the cable through the loop 3-4 times and then tape it in a few places.
    it may seem like a lot or a pain in the ass but it keeps the cable neat and tidy. Then the cable tirfor and handle goes into a duffle bag until next time.
    a bad day hunting is awwwwwwww who cares as long as your hunting.

  3. #13
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    Re: Come Alongs

    Nice thing about a tirfor is the cable length doesn’t have to be long. You can pull 10’ then reset and add a rope to the end if you need a longer reach.
    If your pulling a stuck truck ten feet is often all you need.
    'The bible says the end is coming soon, I hope I get my cabin built by then'
    Richard ĎDickí Proenekke

  4. #14
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    Mar 2015
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    Re: Come Alongs

    you can get 9-1 with two 3:1 Z rigs and minimal rope doubled back...

    Quote Originally Posted by Muledeercrazy2 View Post
    Lugalls are very good, just be careful the handles will fail if you overload them. I have rescue rope and pulleys, but it really starts getting to be alot of gear to set up a 5 or 6:1 reduction with 1-200’ of close to 1” diameter line and even then you need a small come a long to manage the weight of a truck. 5000# with a 5:1 reduction still needs 1000# of pull and your safety factor on the mainline is minimal

  5. #15
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    Jan 2009
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    Re: Come Alongs

    I've got one of these cable pullers:
    https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/c...l?rq=winch#srp

    its falling apart now and needs to be replaced (you get what you pay for), but it's pulled my 1500 out of the shit a few times!

  6. #16
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    Dec 2011
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    Kimberley
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    Re: Come Alongs

    Gentlemen, Thank you for the information and suggestions. I learned a lot. Firstly I ditched my "fence puller" rather than repair it.
    I ended up with a 3 ton CM Lever Chain Host. A Millwright friend had one he was not using so he gave it to me. I have played with it a bit
    in my back yard. I am going to do a training scenario with it in the bush to make sure I know how to use it correctly (and safely).

  7. #17
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    Jan 2004
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    Re: Come Alongs

    There was a reason he didn't use it. Even the aluminum CM 3 ton is going to be heavy. When I millwrighted in sawmills, a 1/2 ton CM was always on my shoulder. The 1/2 tons had an overload slip clutch, which sometimes needed adjustment and should be keep half ass clean. Because 3 tons are heavy, so rarely used, it should be good.While CM is no longer around, there should be a manual on the net. 'ell with a 3 ton if you can't pull a p/u out, you can lift it out.

  8. #18
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    Dec 2011
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    Kimberley
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    Re: Come Alongs

    Downwindtracker2; I found a pdf manual on line, thanks. I will read up on it which will save me some grief down the road.

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