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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-06-2010, 08:28 PM
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Re: Reverse winching

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Unfortuantely, here in AZ, you'd not only have to pack the snatch blocks and the straps, but you'd have to bring the trees too.
How about just carying 4 Pul-pals?!

The whole concept is mostly just an excercise or drill to see if it can be done but it is so impractical as to be pretty near worthless.

I wheel alone a lot because I am retired and can go when others can't. I have been stuck a few times where a reverse winching would have been nice. Insted I just winched on thru/over the obstacle, turned around and winched back. I know that is not always possible, but so far it has saved me a long walk or two.

Also I have a mantra that is always playing in my head when faced with a potential sticky situation, especially when alone:

"when in doubt, chicken out"

Works better than a truckload of snatchblocks every time!


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Re: Reverse winching

toyo22r previously said: View Post
Cool idea but sure is a lot of rigging! I've never used my Hi Lift for winch duty. I always carry a come-along in my bag of goodies. Easy to rig, just requires a bit of muscle.
Using the Hilift provides an 8000' winch. I seriously doubt your come-along is rated anywhere near that.

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Re: Reverse winching

I actually haven't used the rear winch as much as I thought. Most of the time it was to secure my FJ while rescuing others with the front winch.

I have to remove the rear winch in the next month or so to put on a new one for SEMA in Nov.


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