Just spitballing...winching out your own deuce while alone.

cattlerepairman

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Before everything gets locked etc. here is some rear winch mounting ideas. I seriously consider doing this. I have a 17.5k winch sitting in the garage waiting for a new home.

 

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Thanks I'll be sure to crawl into my cocoon and never come out. Would you like to buy my truck, my cars and my house? Life is so full of perils, why bother trying to live it.
Back to the original post you made....Ive pulled tons of trees and logs out of the forest and had a couple of line breaks. If what you are pulling hits a stump, you only got a split second to back off. Theres no way I'd stand next to my winch while pulling in a hazardous area, or with a very heavy load. Thats why I do it from inside the cab which offers a little protection. when my line broke, it passed the truck up and was being it in a split second. When a swivel hook broke, it sounded like a 50 cal bullet flying by. (both made in China of course) So even pulling yourself out can have equipment failures. The position you are standing may make a difference, or not. Do what you fill comfortable with, and remember that stuff breaks sometimes before its rated capacity.
 

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Back to the original post you made....Ive pulled tons of trees and logs out of the forest and had a couple of line breaks. If what you are pulling hits a stump, you only got a split second to back off. Theres no way I'd stand next to my winch while pulling in a hazardous area, or with a very heavy load. Thats why I do it from inside the cab which offers a little protection. when my line broke, it passed the truck up and was being it in a split second. When a swivel hook broke, it sounded like a 50 cal bullet flying by. (both made in China of course) So even pulling yourself out can have equipment failures. The position you are standing may make a difference, or not. Do what you fill comfortable with, and remember that stuff breaks sometimes before its rated capacity.
I had my cable snap while yarding on a 4,000 walnut log. Luckily i was standing between my goonseneck and truck, with some twig size tree limbs hanging between the log and the trailer neck uprights. The limbs allowed the cable to ball up a d slow down before getting to the uprights.

When the cable broke, by the time i realized what happened and side stepped, the cable had come to rest in the limbs and on the trailer deck.

From what i could tell as to why the cable broke, was due to numerous strands broken and me failing to do an inspection of the cable bc it was raining kittens and puppies and i didnt want to take the extra 1 min to inspect my equipment.

I now, before doing a tree recovery, inspect everything the day before and again when i get to the job site, regardless of weather conditions.
 

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I had my cable snap while yarding on a 4,000 walnut log. Luckily i was standing between my goonseneck and truck, with some twig size tree limbs hanging between the log and the trailer neck uprights. The limbs allowed the cable to ball up a d slow down before getting to the uprights.

When the cable broke, by the time i realized what happened and side stepped, the cable had come to rest in the limbs and on the trailer deck.

From what i could tell as to why the cable broke, was due to numerous strands broken and me failing to do an inspection of the cable bc it was raining kittens and puppies and i didnt want to take the extra 1 min to inspect my equipment.

I now, before doing a tree recovery, inspect everything the day before and again when i get to the job site, regardless of weather conditions.
REALLY LUCKY. Don't generally believe in luck - but you were definitely in the right place at the right time.
Those winch blankets sure seem like a good idea... They appear to drive the cable to the ground a little faster when it all goes wrong...

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REALLY LUCKY. Don't generally believe in luck - but you were definitely in the right place at the right time.
Those winch blankets sure seem like a good idea... They appear to drive the cable to the ground a little faster when it all goes wrong...

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I do carry leather saw chaps when i do recovery ops, but pissing rain, i didnt drag them out of the cab that day. That day, i was using the spare tire as an umbrella, and the cards were in my favor.

Usually once i get a tree bucked to size, i throw the chaps over the cable and stand 15-20 feet to the side of the trailer.
 

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I do carry leather saw chaps when i do recovery ops, but pissing rain, i didnt drag them out of the cab that day. That day, i was using the spare tire as an umbrella, and the cards were in my favor.

Usually once i get a tree bucked to size, i throw the chaps over the cable and stand 15-20 feet to the side of the trailer.
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Agreed! Crummy weather makes all of us do things we might not otherwise do...
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