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I use mine every time I use my winch. Halfs the strain on the winch plus it doubles the amount of cable I put out which also increases the pulling power of the winch.
 

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Attach it to your anchor point and run your cable back to the bike. This will double the pulling power of your winch.
 

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You use it with a winch to either redirect your cable for an offside pull, or, using a tree other solid anchor, attach the snatch block to the anchor and route your cable back to hook to the bike, which doubles the pulling force of the winch. Has anyone gotten the cheap ones off Ebay? It's rated for 8000# .. wondering if it's actually that tough or should I get a warn for 60$
 

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I'm winning one just like it on ebay. It looks like the same one at the farm store for 30 bucks!
 

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Depending on what you do, 2000lbs should be plenty even without a block, but it sure comes in handy when you got one. I used mine to change the direction of a large aspen when cutting, can't really pull in a straight line all the time.. Get one, fits nice in the ol' trunk.
 

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How you liking the amsteel rope, Daddy? thinking of replacing my steel for sythetic.. concerned about fraying or rubbing though.
 

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I paid $66.00 each for both of my winches and for that price they included snatch blocks. Probably, no definately , not Warn quality but I've never had a problem. Mine are rated at 4000lbs. Just be sure to get one that is at least double the rating of your winch.
 

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Attach it to your anchor point and run your cable back to the bike. This will double the pulling power of your winch.
Do you have to bring it back to your quad or can you angle it back towards you? Like say your in this big hole and you use a tree with a tree saver on it out in front of you and theres another tree right next to you could you hook on to it and get the same result?
 

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Don't know how much the synthetic winch cables are but you can buy amsteel or a similar product from different suppliers by the foot or by weight at most marine supply shops. 100 feet of 1/4" amsteel with eyes on each end can extend the reach of your winch and is small enough to carry in a jacket pocket.
 

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Attach it to your anchor point and run your cable back to the bike. This will double the pulling power of your winch.
Do you have to bring it back to your quad or can you angle it back towards you? Like say your in this big hole and you use a tree with a tree saver on it out in front of you and theres another tree right next to you could you hook on to it and get the same result?[/quote]

You have to attach to your bike so that the bike acts as a counterweight to the winch's pull, that's where you get your strength. 2 / 1 concept: 1 lb of pull results in 2lbs of lift/tension
 

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"The amount of force applied to the *block* is dependant upon the angle between the incoming line (to winch) and the anchor line (to tree)! The total load on a block can be as much as *2 times* the load applied. The maximum force on the block comes when the angle of the two lines is 0 degrees, or are parallel to each other as shown in #2 above. The actual load varies with the angle between the legs."

<a href="http://www.dodgepowerwagon.com/glovebox/snatch.html" target="_blank">http://www.dodgepowerwagon.com/glovebox/snatch.html</a>
 

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You have to attach it back to your bike to get the doubling effect. The rigging you described will work to change the direction of pull but will still only give you a single line pull rating.
Picture an anchor point 20' away. With a single cable you would use 20' of cable to move the bike 20'. Double the cable back to the bike from a snatch block and you will have to wind in 40' of cable to move the bike 20'. You do the same amount of work in both cases but one takes twice as long so there is less strain.
Does this make any sense? It's the best way I can explain it.
Add another block at the bike and return to the anchor to triple the power.
 

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I understand now guys, thanks.

Does it matter how high you attach it to your quad? We all know the front of our foreman there really aint a good place to hook it on to.

Where do you guys hook it on to?
 

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I haven't figured that one out yet, since I've only used it to change direction, not double line pull. The rack I'm guessing will fold or suffer some sort of damage, I guess the ideal would be to install a shackle or clevis somewhere... H4?

Off topic - How do you like the synthetic rope, Big Daddy?
 

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I keep about 20' of rope attached to the frame of the bike coiled around the front bumper to use for quick tows out of holes or thru snow. I either uncoil this and hook the cable into an eye spliced in the end or just hook it into the coils around the bumper.
With the rear winch I hook back to a point welded on to the hitch.
When I expect to get stuck I hook a strap to the hitch pin to avoid having to dig for it in the bog. Intended to fasten a shackle to the front but never got around to it.
 

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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
**** H4 - that puppy looks like a real workhorse. What do you use it for? Very nice beast. Like the green box on the back.
 
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