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Old 26 July 2009, 06:32   #21
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Do you think this would be man enough to drag up steep driveway? Appreciate it wouldn't be too fast but i am close to killing or injuring myself manhandling my boat so need something quick.

Was thinking of getting the towball attachment and bolting a tow ball to the wall to mount it on as i don't want anything fixed.

Advice much appreciated.

http://www.winchsolutions.co.uk/inde...-B7BECFB42744}
Just tried this winch out and to be honest is utter DOG SHIT excuse my language. Would only pull the boat halfway up the drive before having no more and looks like the gearing is falling apart as pieces of metal are coming out.

Don't you just hate it when you spend money on crap.

So looks like it is back to a hand winch can anyone recommend a decent winch with cable.

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So looks like i will be going back to a hand winch.
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Old 26 July 2009, 08:02   #22
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I have a T-Max hand winch which is a cheap Tirfor copy, can't recall exactly how much mine cost but somewhere just north of 100 quid - a couple of years ago now though.

Got it as a backup to the vehicle winch and I have only used it messing around but it will pull a Land Rover along with the wheels locked (on grass, slight uphill slope). Slow but should do the job and they are fail-safe so if you overload it there is a shear pin that will break but it won't drop the load - they are rated as lifting equipment IIRC

http://www.t-max.com.au/products/hand_winch.html available in the UK from 4x4 suppliers - mine came from Bearmach
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Old 26 July 2009, 08:27   #23
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If you do go back to a hand winch i would recommend the dutton WD3500 ....it is setup for the wire rope or better with the plasma when you get it i modded mine for the strap...handy with the brake

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I have a T-Max hand winch which is a cheap Tirfor copy, can't recall exactly how much mine cost but somewhere just north of 100 quid - a couple of years ago now though.

Got it as a backup to the vehicle winch and I have only used it messing around but it will pull a Land Rover along with the wheels locked (on grass, slight uphill slope). Slow but should do the job and they are fail-safe so if you overload it there is a shear pin that will break but it won't drop the load - they are rated as lifting equipment IIRC

http://www.t-max.com.au/products/hand_winch.html available in the UK from 4x4 suppliers - mine came from Bearmach
Just look for tirfors on ebay. They are slow but they certainly do the job!!! We used my 3200kg one to pull a shipping container full of junk up a steep slope using old railway sleepers as skids.

Depending on the room you have you could use a pulley/snatch block and a rope tied to a vehicle at the bottom and just drive off - remember the pulley needs to be attached to something VERY strong though!!!
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Old 26 July 2009, 10:54   #25
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Here is one

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TIRFOR-T7M_W0Q...lenotsupported

They always look tatty but I would rather a genuine tatty one than some far east copy.

Looks like it is minus a handle - any old bit of pipe will do.

If you have kids they just love using a tirfor. My mates daughter aged 9 + 10 winched my Range Rover up my steep drive for me!!!
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Old 26 July 2009, 12:01   #26
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Here is one

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TIRFOR-T7M_W0Q...lenotsupported

They always look tatty but I would rather a genuine tatty one than some far east copy.

Looks like it is minus a handle - any old bit of pipe will do.

If you have kids they just love using a tirfor. My mates daughter aged 9 + 10 winched my Range Rover up my steep drive for me!!!
Thanks Codders,

I will keep an eye on it, i have used Tifors in the army winching out vehicles, tensioning ropes etc and would agree a great bit of kit.

I need to get something as almost lost the boat down the drive today and also been crushed against the wall a few times. One good thing is if any scrote bag tried to nick it they would for sure end up killing themselves and that would be funny
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Is it the SR4 your moving, how steeps your drive?
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Is it the SR4 your moving, how steeps your drive?
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Yep SR4, driveway is steep and about 30 feet in length.
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So looks like it is back to a hand winch can anyone recommend a decent winch with cable.
Yes but you don't listen, try looking back over the thread

Sorry you did to Cod

Easy - it doesn't take much to move a rolling road - it's when stuff gets in the way the fun starts.
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