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    Default tirfor...griphoist...the best manual winch available..???

    I recently needed some form of manual hand winch in case of rollover or pulling backwards etc etc...after much deliberating i settled on the tirfor 4000lb unit with the 7/16 cable...the cable also acts as a backup power winch cable extension...that gives me a total of about 200ft... I bought 2 of the 4000lb units and now am selling one...see listing on the classifieds thread...any suggestion or input on these setups..???

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    The tifor is a good winch and been aruond a long time. As much as it would be nice to have one, since I have powered winches on all my Land Rovers I decided to use the less expensive More Power Puller as a manual backup.
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    Where is the AD in the classifides? I think the tirfor is a great design and provides more pulling length than the power puller, but they both have their advantages. The power puller with synthetic is a really attractive option because of weight and simplicity.
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    Is that synthetic option possible ? That would be great ! ! ! If you find that ad, please post a link. BTW, I thought it was called a "Tirfor Griphoist" ?

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    I didnt mean griphoist, i meant Power Puller. Edited last post, incase everyone gets a little confused.

    I do not think that there is anyway to have a tirfor/griphoist with synthetic because the mechanism grabs the wire rope. The synthetic would just deform and slip in a tirfor jaw.
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    Thanks for clearing that up. I will have a look at the power puller.


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    I used a griphoist for a few years professionally, mostly moving boulders for rock staircases and/or moving big logs around. They are great and very powerful and extremely reliable. However, they are large and cumbersome. Key is to bring a spare shear pin in case you break one during a recovery. The vehicle would have to be very stuck, but anything is possible.

    I personally would not carry one unless you really needed a lot of gear. A regular winch with decent cable length and snatch blocks has more than sufficed for every situation I've gotten into including vehicles off the sides of hills, etc, needing extreme recovery....

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    Sorry guys..I thought I had a pic of it in my compooter but I didn't.. I will take it tomorrow and post on classifieds..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owyhee H View Post
    The power puller with synthetic is a really attractive option because of weight and simplicity.
    As a percentage of the overall combined weight, switching to synthetic isn't going to save you significantly.
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    Here is a pic.. It appears to have had a repair to the handle... Maybe it was to eliminate/repair sheer pin ??

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