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01 Apr 2024 06:14 - 01 Apr 2024 06:15 #255320 by Soeley
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Finally decided on which portable winch to get, can be used on front or rear recovery points.

 
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01 Apr 2024 07:30 #255322 by LesNewell
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Which winch did you get? That looks like a pretty long chain.
I have a set of assorted shortish ropes that I use with my hand winch. It has a fairly short chain so I may need to change the ropes around a few times but it's a lot lighter than a huge length of chain.

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01 Apr 2024 08:36 #255326 by DrRobin
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+1 for which winch?

I looked at some smallish winches and a Bak Rak tow bar mount and plate about a year ago, but didn’t go for it in the end. The plate and Bak Rak mounts on the tow bar or you can shackle the plate with a strop to a tree for use on the front.

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01 Apr 2024 09:57 #255335 by Busta
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I put together a system with a 4,500lb winch on a Bak Rak, and have front and rear towbars (front is detachable). This is quite a good system, mainly because it lives safely stored in a dry shed most of the time. For the few times I have used it, a chain winch like this would have done the job and is a fraction of the cost.

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01 Apr 2024 10:17 #255339 by Soeley
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Finally decided on which portable winch to get, can be used on front or rear recovery points.

 
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01 Apr 2024 11:44 #255343 by Lambert
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I wondered how long it would take.

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01 Apr 2024 11:47 #255344 by LesNewell
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You caught me because I've used a chain block like that and it actually works pretty well!
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01 Apr 2024 16:52 #255352 by Busta
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Oh.
I thought it was a simple, practical choice. I've seen worse options suggested on here!
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01 Apr 2024 17:43 #255353 by Soeley
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You caught me because I've used a chain block like that and it actually works pretty well!
Yes, I am sure it would work, but I imagine a bit awkward and cumbersome to use. Wouldn't like to get the chain all clogged with mud neither

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01 Apr 2024 17:46 - 01 Apr 2024 17:46 #255355 by Soeley
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Oh.
I thought it was a simple, practical choice. I've seen worse options suggested on here!
Simple yes - especially if you already have one. Practical - not too sure? I would love to hear the worse suggestions 
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02 Apr 2024 08:12 #255364 by Roger Fairclough
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Well you can have mine for what it's worth. Early days with my SJ I was living in Northumberland, a county with lots of Green Lane potential. I carried a small, lightweight hand winch and a length of 18mm 3 strand nylon rope. If I got stuck I would select the best route out and rig the rope and winch accordingly. Work the winch to stretch the rope and then drive the SJ until rope slackened and repeat. This system may be slow - or not - but it always worked. Oh, as an afterthought, the parts are cheap to buy and light to carry.

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04 Apr 2024 08:35 - 04 Apr 2024 08:36 #255423 by facade
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In The Olden Days before Aliexpress, the go-to hand winch was a Tirfor, you can still buy one, but it is cheaper to pay for a few off-road rescues.

You can contrive something with a Hi-lift jack and towing stops/chain/cable (not a snatch rope!) for about a metre pull at a time.

 

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