Hand winch recovery in sand

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 16:37
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When recovering with a hand winch and tree, the tree protector is usally attached to the hand winch. I am unsure when on a beach, the spare tyre is buried in the sand, but what is the best way to attach to the spare tyre to the hand winch? Is a certain length of chain used?
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 16:47

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 16:47
A pipe, a bar or a large screwdriver can be used to secured the winch hook to the wheel. That is, if you are winching from the vehicle. You can use a chain if you wish or just the cable, there should be a hook on either end of the cable. Geez mate, you must be looking for work? Hand winching in sand isn't fun :-))
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Follow Up By: Puddin & Gumnut (Sydney) - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 17:18

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 17:18
I tried that once then went & got an electric winch as it near killed me.
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 18:43

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 18:43
Come on guys - harden up...............................................he says as the dehydration an muscle cramping takes control of every part of his body.
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Follow Up By: Nino & Kerry (VIC) - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 20:33

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 20:33
Hi all,
I agree with Bob, I used my hand winch once and went and bought an electric winch!
Cheers Nino.
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Reply By: Member Eric - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 19:54

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 19:54
Run your tree trunk protector through the center part of the rimthen though the bottom of the tyre and use a shackle to connect your hand winch cable .
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Reply By: hoyks - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 20:37

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 20:37
A wheel brase in the centre of the wheel and the strap fed through the hole in the middle. Hand winching in sand is not fun. Vehicle tends not to move very far and the ground anchor comes toward you.
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 20:49

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 20:49
Reminds me of the last time I used a hand winch seriously in anger.

Anchored it to a reasonably large dead tree, which remained vertical but inched towards the bogged vehicle through the black soil.

Now wasn't that a ton of fun.

Stone the crows .. they're bloody hard work.
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Reply By: D-Jack - Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 18:48

Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 18:48
Wizzard,

I got my Jackeroo bogged in some pretty bad sand in Yalata Aboriginal Lands on the West Coast Of SA. Tried to do the same thing, problem was there was no hardish sand anywhere to get a good base for the spare tyre (which was why we got bogged - my fault, too much confidence!) After about an hour I gave up and just dug all the sand from underneath the car and managed to get out.

A friend told me recently that all you really need in the sand is an air bag jack, just put under one wheel, fill tghe hole in with sand, and do the same to the rest of the wheels if needed. (or fill in with rocks, driftwood etc). Sounds much easier than digging. The winching was not the problem for a fit young bloke like me, just digging a hole deep enough which would not work anyway. Just food for thought by I have yet to try out these jacks.

D-JAck
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 19:39

Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 19:39
I think the bag would work fine. I have used a high lift jack to do the same thing. Problem is when you get stuck again 5 metres further along !@%@#$%@#.

Utemad.
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Reply By: wizzard - Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 19:54

Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 19:54
WOW thanks for all that "Food for Thought" there people
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Reply By: duncs - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 10:56

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 10:56
Bogged in the sand. Hmm let me see???

I know the shovel.

Never used a winch yet in the sand and trust me I have been bogged. Just ask the Missus and kids.

Used a snatch once 'cause I forgot the shovel. Now I make sure the shovel is always close at hand when I go to the beach. You can also use it to build the biggest sand castle.

Duncs
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