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Old 06 September 2006, 16:27   #31
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Just get a peice of rope and stop this bickering at once!: http://www.jimmygreen.co.uk/
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Old 07 September 2006, 17:13   #32
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getting some nice 7.5 tonne ropes made up by that nice man on ebay, and will get different lengths for different situations. i think the 4.5 tonne winch i identified below is the best one and ample for the job but we will see on that


thanks for the feedback and advice....much appreciated
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Old 07 September 2006, 18:00   #33
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I have a husky 8 it's pretty robust but needs to have it's own battery but to be honest I nearly always use a rope
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Old 08 September 2006, 04:10   #34
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I am in the process of fitting a capstan winch to the front of my Defender. Has a nice 250hp V8 to power it direct. Great if you need to drag a trailer across a sandy beach - you are only limited by the length of rope you have - 300' in my case.

For self recovery I still swear by my Tirfors - awesome power and so much control - just VERY slow!!!
250bhp? You've done some serious work on that V8 to get it to that power output!
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250bhp? You've done some serious work on that V8 to get it to that power output!
Yup - am hoping for 300 though!!!
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Old 17 May 2007, 09:18   #36
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ok took delivery of me new tow ropes today,
they are all 7.5 tonne with galvanised steel thimbles on each end with 10.5 tonne steel shackles
one rope 5m, the next is 10m and the third is 20m giving me rope combinations of 5,10,15,20,25,30,35m on a slip which should be perfect

they are also for the motorhome if that should get stuck somewhere and for the 4x4 etc

got a great deal from dave at euroropesuk on 0191 296 5895

the whole lot delivered was 75quid which is a bargain in my book

the thimbles slip over the tow eye just nice
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