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Synthetic Winch Mod

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Synthetic Winch Mod

Postby 4wdWiz » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:42 pm

After much use and frayed cable (cut hands) I finally decided to improve my hand winch by going synthetic.
To my surprise it goes ok
Pros
It is easier to work with.
Its lighter.
I put more cable length on it.
The steel cable tended to splay the drum apart jamming the rachet, this no longer happens.
Cons:
The cable is fatter and theres the splice so less cable fits on the drum
Heres the mods
1 enlarged the drum opening to splice round the main shaft
winch1.JPG

2 Weld a section of pipe to keep the cable inline
winch2.JPG

3 Tape and splice the hook
winch3.JPG

4 Sand everything with wet and dry so its all smoth.
Done
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Re: Synthetic Winch Mod

Postby geeves » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:06 pm

Is that the 2 or 4 ton puller? What size dyneama is that?
Sanding your knuckles before starting work can help. That way you cant skin them
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Re: Synthetic Winch Mod

Postby 4wdWiz » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:40 am

Sorry for late reply -was away
Its 4 ton from supercheap
the cable was from 4wdbits I think 6mm rated 4.2 ton.
The length of handle on these winches seems to be the natural limiter of their pull force.
When I cant click anymore It must be close to full load.
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Re: Synthetic Winch Mod

Postby geeves » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:00 pm

I have one of those from a different supplier. Look closly at the box it came in. You will see its Chinese tons ie 1000 pound= ton. You could of got more lighter cable on
Sanding your knuckles before starting work can help. That way you cant skin them
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Re: Synthetic Winch Mod

Postby 4wdWiz » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:09 pm

Thanks
Will do when I change it next time.
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