Winch rope to drum connection

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 at 20:05
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Hi. I have an ironman winch which I have just rebuilt due to water ingress. I was wondering if anyone has a link or info on tieing the rope back to the drum. It has no holes or bolts or anything to secure rope. It was just wrapped around and threaded through under itself but not sure exactly how it was. Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 at 22:14

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 at 22:14
That is pretty much all you do, any connection to the drum is only to stop it slipping when initially loading your rope on
The friction of several wraps of the drum is what takes the load not the end connection on the drum
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Follow Up By: Member - Kirk L - Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 at 22:24

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 at 22:24
Yep realise that but was trying to work out the knot to do to hold rope on drum. Like you say tho any knot will do to hold rope until a couple of winds are on drum. Thanks.
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 at 22:46

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 at 22:46
Maybe even use a cable tie to hold it in place to get a few wraps on it?
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Follow Up By: Jackolux - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 at 06:52

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 at 06:52
Try some duct tape
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Follow Up By: Member - silkwood - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 at 07:16

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 at 07:16
Clove hitch? This will allow a smooth transition to the wraps.
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Follow Up By: wr450tractor - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 at 09:17

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 at 09:17
2x clove hitch
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Follow Up By: Member - Kirk L - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 at 12:04

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 at 12:04
Thanks guys. Good ole clove hitch will do it. Was done another way from new but doesn't matter. Cheers.
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Reply By: Mike S2 - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 at 09:33

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 at 09:33
Question sort of relevant,why do the specs of winch say put the rope on drum with overwind and not underwind coiling,cant see the reason for this as motor runs both ways,my winch mount (Nissan gu) does not allow me to fit the unit as o/w so turned it over and fitted upside down to get winch mounted,if it to do with the holding brake the way I have fitted is the same as supplied,cheers,Mike
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Follow Up By: gbc - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 at 10:57

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 at 10:57
Powering out on a lowmount generally works against the brake and creates enough heat to melt synthetic rope = unpreferred outcome.
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