Hand Winch Question

Submitted: Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 19:43
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Hi all,

I'm considering purchasing a Hand Winch (Tirfor Type), my question is, how far does the winch cable move for every stroke of the winch ?

Thanks
Phil P
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Reply By: Member - Ross- Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 20:20

Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 20:20
The simple answer is .... bugger all.

But it will do the job. Then again that should be 1/2 of bugger all if you run it through a block to double the pull.

I have used one ... particularly on one occassion where it was really needed. To tell you the truth I was too busy busting my freckle to notice how much of the bloody cable I was retrieving with each stroke. But I'll tell you something else .. I swear by them. A power job on the b bar is great .. but not much use if you need to go backwards.

Happy heaving.Rosco
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Reply By: Member - Eric- Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 20:25

Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 20:25
Bugger all is right , its about 2 inches per pull , great for orquard situationsVenus Bay
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Reply By: Phil P - Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 20:28

Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 20:28
Thanks
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Reply By: Stuart - Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 21:14

Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 21:14
l will agree with bugger all, but they are really effective, l can remember an episode when a friend got his rodeo stuck trying to cross a creek, three 4x4's could not pull him out, our last option was the hand winch, it was bloody hard yacka but it did the job!
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Reply By: Willie - Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 21:28

Sunday, Oct 12, 2003 at 21:28
I got my F100 4x4 stuck on a beach near Broome. In the attempt to get out of the situation I broke a component in the FWH. All we had was the Tirfor and the tide was coming in. I was a young fella then but it still took 7 hours to winch that truck off the beach and over a dune and I lost about 5 kilos in a night. 300 feet at two inches per stroke is no fun. Had to bury the spare wheel six times. Within a week I had flogged the F100 and the Tirfor and good riddance to both. Since that episode I have stuck with electric winches.
Cheers
Willie
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Monday, Oct 13, 2003 at 09:41

Monday, Oct 13, 2003 at 09:41
I have used the tirfor in anger and I'm recently the proud owner of an electric winch. Used it a couple of times on the weekend and the only advantage I can see with a hand winch is the need to winch backwards!

Leroy
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Follow Up By: DODO(bendigo) - Monday, Oct 13, 2003 at 19:18

Monday, Oct 13, 2003 at 19:18
gday leroy.
we seen you winch marks from the looks of things it was more than a few times lolRaphus cucullatus
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Reply By: Aaron - Monday, Oct 13, 2003 at 11:32

Monday, Oct 13, 2003 at 11:32
you cant go wrong with a electric winch and a high lift jack, if needed the jack can winch you backwards if its the only option.
just a thought.
Aaron
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Reply By: Rhubarb - Monday, Oct 13, 2003 at 11:57

Monday, Oct 13, 2003 at 11:57
Phil - depends on the brand of winch.

For example:

Tirfor - 40 Strokes per metre or 2.5cm per stroke
Black Rat - 44 Strokes per metre or 2.3cm per stroke
Mean Green Machine - 42 Strokes per metre or 2.4cm per stroke
Big Haul - 28 Strokes per metre or 3.6cm per stroke

I brought the Big Haul - but that was before I knew the above info.

Hope this helps,
Cheers,
Rhu
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