1983FJ60 said:Fine then.
1) you need an IN TRUCK winch controller. You don't want to be anywhere near the thing when it is in use
2) you need to raise the hood when using the winch. Better have your truck's body take a hit, instead of your skull
3) make sure NO ONE is in the path of the winch or vehicle
4) I ****ing HATE hidden winches, they make it hard to see if it's spooling and potentially wedging against the bumper and ultimately jamming
5) Use a snatch strap for trees
6) Anything capable of yanking a truck out of a hole is a vicious bad thing that can cut you in half, mangle your fingers, or just punch through your skull
7) Take care of your winch, make sure it is clean, the cable is not frayed, the connections, kill switches, etc. are in working order
8) Final tip: if the winch ain't working, don't keep jazzing it. You're stuck and just straining the motor.
Remember boys and girls, off roading is dangerous.
Really fun to play with recovery equipment by trial and error.
Do you want to see a winch cable snap and barely miss your windshield?
People like you scare the hell out of me on the trails.
And are also immune to any advice on how to play with their toys.
It will snap back if the 'noose' you wrapped around the tree comes loose and the hook comes back at you.air said:2) from what I was told if I dont have a metal cable then it wont snap back. so i boughts me the rope. more than that it was an EASY pull. level ground. zero effort. but i kindly thank you for the advice.
i appreciate the info.1983FJ60 said:Here's a site.
It's not everything, but it's a start.
I still contend that it's a tool designed for trained off roaders and just because it's available to anyone who wants to mount one on their bumper, doesn't make it safe or a toy.
And since highbeams isn't around, I'll play the role of the angry old man.
let Air learn and figure the thing out before he gets into a spot where his FJ needs it. I think it's a safe looking spot there where he is trying it out.1983FJ60 said:In the photo he ain't using it right.
It's not a toy.
It's a dangerous vehicle recovery device.