Tirfor Hand Winch

Submitted: Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 19:10
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I have recently purchased a Tirfor T516 hand winch and was hoping someone might be able to assist me with a manual/operating instructions. Happy to pay!
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Reply By: Banjo - Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 19:23

Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 19:23
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This link some instructions off the Land Rover club site might help.

Banjo (WA)
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Follow Up By: Brad - Saturday, Jul 02, 2005 at 15:48

Saturday, Jul 02, 2005 at 15:48
Good site Banjo,

I have used tirfors quite alot and one thing that I would add to the instructions on the link page is to place something like a heshin bag across steel cable rope (approx in middle) can help avoid serious recoil if for some reason wire rope snaps.

Hope this helps

Brad
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Saturday, Jul 02, 2005 at 18:37

Saturday, Jul 02, 2005 at 18:37
never could work that out - wire rope has stuff all stretch and if you have seen one break all they do is fall to the ground - they are not a snatch strap
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Follow Up By: Brad - Saturday, Jul 02, 2005 at 18:50

Saturday, Jul 02, 2005 at 18:50
Hi Davoe,

I did advanced rescue for over 10 years and as part of your certification the NSW State rescue board maintains that you place something across the rope as a safety precaution. I guess at the end of the day, if it makes it a bit safer it can't be a bad thing.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Saturday, Jul 02, 2005 at 19:05

Saturday, Jul 02, 2005 at 19:05
agreed but personal experience suggests that the winch will stall out long before the cable snaps and iff it has a problem and does snap then becausé of the near zero stretch the cable just drops to the ground
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Reply By: hoyks - Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 19:30

Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 19:30
No worries, come on over to my place and I will show you.

Where are you??
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Sunday, Jul 03, 2005 at 20:21

Sunday, Jul 03, 2005 at 20:21
Davoe
Having seen two cables break on 4wd's over the years I must say they didn't drop to the ground. The first one leveled 1/2 a dozen sheoaks about 50mm in dia, then whipped around in an arc flaying two people with the broken end before it fell to the ground. One bloke lost a drizabone and the other had the back of his hand flayed to the bones. not pretty.
the second cable whipped back with a snatch block and trashed the front of a 60 series enough that it had to be towed, couldn't be driven due to the front end and engine damage.
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Reply By: hoyks - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 08:27

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 08:27
I agree, wire or any metal will stretch and recover untill it reaches its yeild point where it will stay stretched. Go a little way past that and the stuff will break.

My experence is with control cable 1/8" to 5/35" in diameter and when that lets go it can make a mess.
Same with fencing wire. I have seen that whip and mow down grass and scar trees like a 20ft whipper snipper.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 18:09

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 18:09
yeild point ??? now you sound like you know what you are talking about. One I saw may have had major problems as it broke with little strain and just dropped
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Reply By: Moggs - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 10:00

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 10:00
Why even take the risk of using wire rope when you can use synthetic that doesn't recoil at all?? Amsteel Blue can be bought cheaper than a replacement wire rope if bought from the USA. In addion, if your wire rope is new ie. off a recently installed winch you will be able to sell it for more than the cost of buying the synthetic. No burs, no weight issues, no kinks, much stronger and safer. Yes, you can't abuse it, but then again, you can't abuse wire rope either. The only downside is abrasion - but they come with a 10 foot abrasion sheath that just winds onto the drum.
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Reply By: hoyks - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 20:54

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 20:54
It's a bit hard to run synthetic rope through a Tirfor though.
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