Winch fairleads

Submitted: Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 13:55
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Hi Folks
Can any one with some advise as to how well the cast fairleads work with a wire winch rope.
I would have thought that it would create a high friction point. I also thought it would create the same problem with the synthetic ropes.
My thoughts areto stay with the roller type.
Any thoughts and opinions
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 14:54

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 14:54
Apparently only meant for plasma rope, at least that was the advice I received when I asked the blokes that set up my leccie job.

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Reply By: Utemad - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 15:01

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 15:01
I have the seen the type you are talking about but can't see how they would be any good. My roller fairlead works fine with my wire rope Ox. mmmm 10 000lb Ox on a Rodeo. More power than the 4cyl motor probably!

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Reply By: hoyks - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 18:22

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 18:22
If you are using plasma rope the cast ones would give less for the rope to tangle around, as opposed to a set of rollers.
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Reply By: Swerv - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 20:16

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 20:16
Gidday Ray,

When you say cast fairleads, are you saying that they don't roll at all and the winch rope just basically drags itself over the fairleads or are they working something like a capstan winch? Just to clarify, a capstan winch is like something that is found and used in conjunction with a grinder on a yatch. They were also used on the early model Landrovers such as the series II and IIA's.

Thanks Merv.
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Follow Up By: Kiwi Ray - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 06:58

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 06:58
Hi Merv
The fairleads I am refering to are either cast iron or alloy. it si basicaly a cast block with a slot in it for the wire to run through, and yes the rope drags over it.
Most of the winch challenge trucks seem to be using them, but weather it is a better choice than the rollers or some good marketing I do not know
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