Join Date: Mar 2008
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Sled: 1996 600 ZRT, 1996 440 Z,97 Thundercat
ATV: 2011 MUD PRO 700
i bought amsteel winch rope mid year 06, i used itutil late 2010, so i had it for 4 years, i bought the gray stuff, when i bought mine it was $50 for 50ft, i never had an issue and it worked 10 times better then the cable that kept breaking, i plowed with mine for 4 winters and never broke it untill the 4th season plowing and by then the last 10ft of the rope was getting old and not as strong, it was on the wrong side of the angle adjuster lever rubbing against it and it eventually cut the rope, after that it kept breaking right at the hook where i tied it till i cut 5 or so feet off then was good again so it does get old and weaker but mine was better then cable for 4 years.
the only thing i didnt like about it was when it would get full of snow especially the wet stuff it would make the rope stiff at the end and so if you let too much rope out the end of it where it was stiff would stick strait up and it would fall onto the wrong side of the angle adjuster lever wich is what eventually caused mine to breake. the other thing i did have problems with is the rope guard sleeve they put over the last 2ft or so of rope, it would always bunch up and cause the rope to jam in the winch when it was reeled up so i cut the protector off and it was fine.
in the end i still like the rope more and i will buy another one, i just dont want the blue because i have heard the dye bleeds when it gets wet. i hope they still make the gray stuff
Three in a row makes it go!
Last edited by Romp; 01-20-2011 at 12:03 PM.