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Old 02-17-2018, 7:15 PM
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Default Flip-Flop Winch

I stumbled across this you tube video today, it seems like its worth at least watching the first 5 minutes. Essentially it uses two logs as a tool with some rope to pull.

As a note, nylon ropes can store energy. If the rope breaks there is a potential for serious energy from it snapping back.

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Old 02-17-2018, 7:51 PM
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Kind of a cool way to do this.

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Old 02-19-2018, 8:23 AM
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Cool use of a simple concept but be careful with this as the 10 foot lever tuning the 6 inch drum is a 20x mechanical advantage. 100lb force =2,000lbs of pull. Know your rope and its breaking strength. I get nervous anytime I exceed 50%...
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Old 02-19-2018, 8:40 AM
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Anytime you are making a pull with any winch, lay a jacket or a blanket on the cable to keep it from injuring you if something breaks. A couple of wet towels will work also.
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:05 PM
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Looks like he's using the equivalent of clothes line but a clever solution to being stuck and not having the proper extraction tool on hand.

I carry a high lift jack and a winch with two snatch blocks on my jeep. I've used the high lift jack to pull the Jeep backwards when I can't go forward and can't back up.
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