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Old 06-20-2012, 04:31 PM   #1
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How to use a winch to do this?

How can I use my front mounted winch to tow myself backwards? Can it be done? Of course snatch blocks would be needed.

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Old 06-20-2012, 04:38 PM   #2
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Whatever pulley you're using to reverse the cable would have to be mounted to the Jeep, not something in front of it.

Running the cable down between the tires, under the Jeep and attaching to something behind the Jeep wil pul teh Jeep backwords. In reality you'd effectively be pushing it with the fairlead, not sure how well that would hold up... but the Jeep would go backwards.

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Old 06-20-2012, 04:40 PM   #3
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I don't think it can be done, because your winch will be pulling your front and rear bumper in opposite directions unless your foolish enough to run the cable directly over or under the jeep, and that would be really stupid and cause damage.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:36 PM   #6
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The dude on the video keeps calling his Jeep "a car". SLAP HIM!!!
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:54 PM   #7
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Great video... Very safety oriented...
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:59 PM   #8
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Good info to have. That begs the question, in general, how many of each "X" do you think you need to carry if you are out by yourself?

X - snatch blocks
X - Tow strap
etc?

What do you think is recommended and why?
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:07 PM   #9
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Good video.Had to watch it a few times.
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:03 PM   #10
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I don't when I have been stuck that close to so many trees in close proximity.

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Old 06-21-2012, 09:10 PM   #11
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Very informative.

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