Winches can be life threatening when they are used without precautions or improperly. Those who spend countless hours on the abrasive trails must be familiar with the importance of using winches properly.
Those of you who are unfamiliar with the process, here is a list of do’s and don’ts for using winches safely:
- What most amateur or inexperienced users don’t know about the winch is that it isn’t ready for use right out of the box. If in case you are unfamiliar with this or you forget to do this, the outer most layer of the cable can get damage. What happens is that the winch gets useless because the cable/rope sticks to the drum.
- If you are looking for kinetic tugs and pulls, use the vehicles mounted frame instead of winch hooks.
- If there is no other option for pulling except a tree then you can select a large tree and fix the tree saver around the base. Using a tree saver ensures that you don’t kill the tree while saving yourself.
- Do not tie the winch around tree barks; the pulling force of the winch destroys the tree in the process.
- You can tie a tree saver inaccurately; it may have adverse effects on the plant.
- Looping the winch above the base of the tree increases the chance of pulling it from its roots. This way the tree falls onto your vehicle and you may end up killing yourself along with the tree.
If you are looking for cable pulling winch for sale you can check your local hardware store as well as online.