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Old 05-11-2008, 07:05 PM
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after spooling it out today to give myself a tug through some of the bigger snow drifts.... I noticed some damage.

weird because I swear I checked it a month or so ago when I bought the winch.. Bummer. It has several of he smaller kinks that I saw before, but were not near as bad.

what would have caused these kinks? They must've been there from before I got the winch... also, the cable smush happened right where the cable attaches to the drum.... it smushed agains the screw and lug, and actually broke the lug in half...

But now I guess I get the synthetic line from RockStomper..
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should i keep a chunk of the old cable that's good, or just trash the whole thing?
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You can keep a chunk to make into an extension line... but synth is so much easier and lighter, why bother?
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kinda my thoughts too..
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I still have my cable and nobody really wants it.
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just bought 125' of the 5/16" line...

kinda excited.
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Hey winch experts: Are kinks such as these enough to cause line failure on winch cable? The cable on my "new-to-me" winch has a few kinks and mashed spots. I don't think there are any broken wires.
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I'm no expert but I play one on TV.
I would not think so. Broken wires, yes. Not to mention hand skewerage.
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When i bought the winch I saw some smaller kinks in my line, and deemed it OK to use. Well, after going out and winching out of one tough spot yesterday (maxed out the winch near the bottom of the drum) I saw broken wires.

Now, maybe I missed them the first time, but i am pretty sure it was fine since I actually ran my bare hand down the cable to check it twice. figured if I trusted it to not cut my hand it'd be good to go.

So I dunno.
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OUCH!
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