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Old 12-01-2011, 10:51 AM   #1
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Do y'all use a cable damper during recovery?

What are you using?

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Old 12-01-2011, 02:04 PM   #2
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There are products you can buy to weigh down a cable; in the past I've used a beat-up military jacket that I always carry in the back of my vehicle. An old blanket or towel will work well, too, especially if it's damp...

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I use a heavy moving blanket that I keep in the jeep on both steel and synthetic pulls
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:54 PM   #4
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I use an old jacket. Its the only reason why I have it still.
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A cable damper is different. You drape it over the cable when hauling something, so if the cable snaps it doesn't whip back at you and cut you in half.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:43 AM   #7
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A cable damper is different. You drape it over the cable when hauling something, so if the cable snaps it doesn't whip back at you and cut you in half.
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During the winching process the Winch Saver is slid about 1/3 of the outstretched cable from the hook and locked on. If the cable or the anchor point is suddenly released with the cable under tension, the Winch Saver would serve as a backlash suppression, greatly reducing the back lashing energy of the cable and hook. Reducing the potential for damage to the vehicle or you the operator. A large number of winch owners have been injured due to cable and hook backlash

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