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Old 06-05-2011, 11:26 PM   #61
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Yeah, looks like $279 for the one you would want

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I just bought a Tuf-Tug 5000 lb rated come-along from Northern Tool. Comes with it's own snatch block for dual line capability. Use with two 20 ft straps. Plenty of tree's in Wisconsin, but still might consider a Pull Pal anchor for Murphy's law situation. Reasonalbly priced and no shipping. Seems strong enough to get to a point where my Rubicon lockers will grab.

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Originally Posted by KBR97 View Post hi-lift is bent after lifting the back of my TJ a few times.
Ditto. And the cast iron 'loop' for attaching haul line at the top of the jack busted off winching my rig. Good for pulling fence posts, not something I would consider a dependable emergency extraction tool!
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Hi, I resurected this thread to ask about the ground stake anchor used in this video? He's pulling a rolling weight. If pullig a dead weight (jeep), would two steaks probably hold in this type of ground? Hope so, would make a nice portable tree...

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What do you need a winch for when you can just wrap the line around the axel & hit the gas?
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My buddy uses his girlfriend instead of a high lift jack or winch! He just ties a big Mac to the end of a fishing pole!

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Hi-Lift should be fine you can get them for $90
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Hmm, I'm trying to work that out in my head. I get how a bumper mounted winch works with a snatchblock--the SB goes on the tree saver such that both the winch and the pull line are anchored on the Jeep. But when using a handwinch, don't you want the winch to be on the tree side? If so, how do you run the snatchblock into the equation to still double your pull power? I suppose you could change the format entirely and do multiple tree savers . . . .
Most hand winches come with some sort of built in snatch block. The ones with two hooks on the pulling end have a hook that attaches to your load or your winch. If you connect the end hook onto your winch, then you use the pulley hook (snatch block) and connect that to your load. It's called the 2-to-1 mechanical advantage.

The come-along I use I got for $40 from Harbor Freight, and it's a 4 ton with a 10 foot cable. Harbor Freight isn't the best for heavy duty stuff, but this was a year ago when I drove a FWD SUV and had to call AAA to winch me out of a snow pile in my driveway... I ended up needing it again and bring it to the trails with me when I take my YJ out.

The 10' cable is short, but I have a 6' tree strap, a 25' tow strap, and a 15' chain to give me the length I need.

My advice would be to just buy the come-along, even if you have future plans to buy a Hi-Lift and/or an electric bumper winch. After you upgrade, you can toss it in another car just in case. The $40 will be worth it when you don't have to pay $90 for AAA and wait for them to come on a busy winter day.
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Yeah, looks like $279 for the one you would want

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This is a great model! I've seen it used before. Very effective.

yes, I know this an old thread. But will add my $.02 in case folks use the search function

Hi-lift jacks need the following to winch:
1) winch kit in the off-road pack $60
2) hi grade chain that'll run you $90

The plan is to winch along the chain, not using any straps less what's on the tree as straps stretch and chain does not. Even so, you are only taking up about a foot of movement with every complete run of the 4' jack.

It's heavy, cumbersome work, and exhausting and well, dangerous.

In the future I want a Wyeth model to have just in case.

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