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Old 01-20-2011, 08:49 AM   #11
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For plowing, I keep the synthetic line on the spool but then use a good quality tie down strap and run that as an extension. Here's how. I remove the hook from the end of the synthetic rope, then take one end of the tow strap and double it through that eyelet. Winch in the rope/strap so that it wraps around the drum a few times. Hook the other end to the plow, and you're done. Done that for a few years now and it works fantastically well, and I'm using a 62" Swisher steel plow (HEAVY).
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:34 AM   #12
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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
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:36 AM   #13
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They still make the grey stuff, romp. When i just bought my rope the seller i bought it from offered grey.
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all awesome feedback from you guys! Sounds like I should rewind a strap on the winch anduse that to lift the blade for winter. Thanks aal for the feedback!!!!
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Ive broke the steel cable plowing as well..My 1/4 inch blue steel went 2 winters without breaking it was very good..it broke this summer trying to pull something that wasnt gonna move lol.
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I haven't broken a steel one by plowing, but I HAVE frayed it, bound it up, kinked it, and otherwise damaged it. In the end, it kept "biting" my hands and fingers. It also weakened the cable itself.

I have had a steel and a synthetic rope both break on me under load. The synthetic just dropped to the ground harmlessly. The steel one would have landed me in the ER had I been in it's way....it was a rocket flying right back at the quad...faster than I could have reacted.
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I just broke my synthetic winch rope plowing so I came in and found this thread. Very helpful, will have to use a strap from now on but for now I need to reweave the rope. Does anyone know where I can find instructions on how to do this? Thanks.
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you'll need a bic pen and knife to cut clean end on rope. Take the pen apart so that all is left is the barrel and the pointed end. When you push the rope towards itself it should expand. What you do is put the pen through the the rope and then put the end of the rope in the back of the pen. Do this back and forth couple times, then run the rest of the rope up the inside of the rope, and done. Hopefully thats understandable.
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I take all my cable off my winch, look for an electrical contractor that pulls wires, most of the time they have buckets full of used strap they use to pull with. Works great, in the spring take the mule tape off put your cable back on.
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ive been using amsteel synthetic rope for years never had an issue,, but i also changed the fairlead to a solid aluminum one
reason,, the roller fairlead has sharp edges where the rollers bolt into the fairlead causing the rope to get frayed and then snap
when it gets caught between the rollers,, cable just frayes,,jabs your fingers and if it snapps duck quick,,,
replace your fairlead and you wont be snappin the winch rope..
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