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Old 06-06-2012, 08:23 PM   #1
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Pls school me on snatch blocks

So is there a good article anyone knows of on the usage & how they work?
I read they increase the amount a winch can pull,but how?
Now suppose I was really stuck.I could pull the cable from my winch,attach the snatch block to a tree in front of me then back to my Jeep. What about if someone else was really stuck? How would I go about that situation?

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Old 06-06-2012, 08:46 PM   #3
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Pretty simple, maybe this will help........

http://gowarn.com/warn-winches/winch-tips.aspx
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What about if someone else was really stuck? How would I go about that situation?
Attach the snatch block to the really stuck guy, then run your winch cable through the snatch block & back to your Jeep. Then attach your Jeep to a tree behind you or you will just drag your Jeep towards the really stuck guy
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:23 AM   #5
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Attach the snatch block to the really stuck guy, then run your winch cable through the snatch block & back to your Jeep. Then attach your Jeep to a tree behind you or you will just drag your Jeep towards the really stuck guy
Ahhh,why didnt I think of that.Thanks
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Pretty simple, maybe this will help........

How to Use a Snatch Block
Good reading,thanks
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:45 AM   #7
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When you purchase one, be sure its a quality part Also, protect your winch cable, in case it fails

ARB ARB220 - ARB Winch Cable Dampner - Quadratec
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:27 AM   #8
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With enough snatch blocks in a system, you could pull out any stuck rig by hand! But, it would be real sloooooooooooow!
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:01 PM   #9
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When you purchase one, be sure its a quality part Also, protect your winch cable, in case it fails

ARB ARB220 - ARB Winch Cable Dampner - Quadratec
I dont believe thats used to protect the cable,no?
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Its used to protect the people in the area incase there is a failure in the line or a hook.... It helps dampen the stored energy in the cable....
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It's a pulley so it doubles the line pull at the sacrifice of speed. Just a simple machine.

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