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Old 04-05-2009, 09:14 PM   #1
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Winch question

I recently purchased a Smittybilt xrc10 10,000# winch. Long story short the cable needs to be replaced. At this time I cant afford a synthetic line but its on the list. I do have a 3/8" cable that was given to me. I was wondering if anyone knew if this would be okay to use with this winch. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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The old line was what 5/16ths? You went up a 1/16th in line size I believe it would be ok. You may not be able to have all of it on there sence bigger line takes up more room. It is also stronger then the thinner line.

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Thanks

Yeah, its a little off from 5/16 but its just smaller than 3/8. I just did the math myself. Im guessing I have to shorten it due to the current length being 95 ft and the new cable being 100ft. Thanks for the input though.
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put the new cable on and spool it up. Cut it to the length you can fit on there. Then the extra put some big hooks on it and then you have extra cable for when you need it or for tieing yourself off to a tree or something.
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You not supposed to wrap winch line (cable) around trees. It'll kill the tree.
Use a tree-saver strap for that.
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I have always used like a leather sheathing that I wrap the cable in so the cable does not come incontact with the tree nor does it leave a mark. Yes I should of put that in there not to physically wrap cable round a tree.
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I recently purchased a Smittybilt xrc10 10,000# winch. Long story short the cable needs to be replaced. At this time I cant afford a synthetic line but its on the list. I do have a 3/8" cable that was given to me. I was wondering if anyone knew if this would be okay to use with this winch. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Where did you get the cable from? Do you know the rating? It could be thicker, but weaker depending on the makeup of the steel used to make it. If the weight rating is the same or higher, you should be all set!

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