car trailer winch

Old 08-21-2008, 06:56 AM
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Me three or four, el cheapo harbor frieght. BUT, my car only weighs 1600 pounds, me and my wife can almost push it on the trailer by ourselves.
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:55 PM
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here is link to two i'm thinking about on e-bay
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=190245841721

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...270651516&rd=1
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by gearhead1011
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That will only help if you double the line. You would have to hook your pulley to the car and anchor the hook end of the cable to the trailer to gain any leverage advantage.
Right...it has a block and tackle (I think that's what they call it??)type thing hooked to the car...cable hooks to an I bolt at the front of trailer. The other pulley is so I can mount it over to the side to a plate I welded in the corner..I don't really understand the whole block and tackle thing and how it makes it easier...I set it up that way on the advice of a guy I know and it seems to work well..but it is sorta slow cause the winch is a cheapo.
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by hotrodharley
will be using to load and unload every time.hope i never break;;lol
i'm finding some 4500lb on e-bay for $165.00 say they are for atv's and utilties;;

I bought one just like that. My car weighs 2500 and I haven't had any trouble with it.
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Tod74
Originally Posted by gearhead1011
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That will only help if you double the line. You would have to hook your pulley to the car and anchor the hook end of the cable to the trailer to gain any leverage advantage.
Right...it has a block and tackle (I think that's what they call it??)type thing hooked to the car...cable hooks to an I bolt at the front of trailer. The other pulley is so I can mount it over to the side to a plate I welded in the corner..I don't really understand the whole block and tackle thing and how it makes it easier...I set it up that way on the advice of a guy I know and it seems to work well..but it is sorta slow cause the winch is a cheapo.
When you double the line through a snatchblock, you double the pull, but you cut the line speed in 1/2.
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by suicidebomb
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Originally Posted by gearhead1011
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That will only help if you double the line. You would have to hook your pulley to the car and anchor the hook end of the cable to the trailer to gain any leverage advantage.
Right...it has a block and tackle (I think that's what they call it??)type thing hooked to the car...cable hooks to an I bolt at the front of trailer. The other pulley is so I can mount it over to the side to a plate I welded in the corner..I don't really understand the whole block and tackle thing and how it makes it easier...I set it up that way on the advice of a guy I know and it seems to work well..but it is sorta slow cause the winch is a cheapo.
When you double the line through a snatchblock, you double the pull, but you cut the line speed in 1/2.
Is it because the line is on both sides of the block...sorta acting as two seperate cables? If so I think I get that...never gave it much thought actually. :?
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Old 08-23-2008, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Tod74
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Originally Posted by gearhead1011
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That will only help if you double the line. You would have to hook your pulley to the car and anchor the hook end of the cable to the trailer to gain any leverage advantage.
Right...it has a block and tackle (I think that's what they call it??)type thing hooked to the car...cable hooks to an I bolt at the front of trailer. The other pulley is so I can mount it over to the side to a plate I welded in the corner..I don't really understand the whole block and tackle thing and how it makes it easier...I set it up that way on the advice of a guy I know and it seems to work well..but it is sorta slow cause the winch is a cheapo.
When you double the line through a snatchblock, you double the pull, but you cut the line speed in 1/2.
Is it because the line is on both sides of the block...sorta acting as two seperate cables? If so I think I get that...never gave it much thought actually. :?
Yes sir, that is the reason.
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