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Synthetic Winch Line

Discussion in 'Winches' started by garage gnome, Apr 9, 2024.

  1. Apr 9, 2024
    garage gnome

    garage gnome ECJ5 welder

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    Looking to put a synthetic winch line on my 8274. Where can I find a 150ft line for it with a long outer sheath?
     
  2. Apr 9, 2024
    RATTYFLATTY

    RATTYFLATTY I think you need a little more throttle

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    FYI, when you are shopping for your rope to go on an 8274 you do not need the high temp rated rope as there is no brake inside the drum creating heat to break down the rope. Also, a good sleeve is easily found wherever you purchase welding supplies in the form of a TIG torch cable sleeve.
     
  3. Apr 9, 2024
    duffer

    duffer Rodent Power

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    Hydraulic hose sheathing works well for this too.
    https://www.surpluscenter.com/Brand...4-Hydraulic-Hose-Protec-NHS-090-9-12496-4.axd
     
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  4. Apr 10, 2024
    garage gnome

    garage gnome ECJ5 welder

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    What about the winch line?
     
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    garage gnome

    garage gnome ECJ5 welder

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    homersdog

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    Both the American websites say they will do custom orders, maybe call them? I don't know what else would work.
     
  8. Apr 10, 2024
    garage gnome

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    I'll see what they say. Thanks!
     
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    vtxtasy

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    PeteL

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    Fireball

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    And is far heavier and much more dangerous when it breaks. It can also get kinked and twisted drastically reducing it's strength. There are valid reasons to like both.
     
  12. Apr 11, 2024
    PeteL

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    Over several decades, I never experienced either of those, and I use steel cables and PTO winches a lot.

    Personally, I've never seen synthetic used in any serious commercial/industrial application. But I expect I'll be corrected on that observation.
     
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  13. Apr 11, 2024
    garage gnome

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    I have been wheeling with people that have synthetic line. It's so nice to work with.
     
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    homersdog

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    I watch Matts off road recovery on youtube fairly often. He does a lot of questionable & unsafe things, but he only uses synthetic on his winches for safety.
     
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  15. Apr 12, 2024
    jeepermc

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    I've had pretty good luck with Custom Splice winch line.
     
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    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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    vtxtasy

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    You could buy a winch with the rope for that price.
     
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    ITLKSEZ

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    Price point wasn’t mentioned. :D
     
  20. Apr 13, 2024
    garage gnome

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