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ANy body have any good winch stories. I will always stop to help pull out a chevy outta the mud but just blow by a stuck ford. All joking aside..some good winching stories with pictures would be cool.
 

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Probably not what you're looking for but the best thing I ever used my winch for was to straighten the front A arm and frame on a college buddy's car after he took it on a drunken spree. I skidded more logs than trucks. Kinda miss that I don't have it anymore.
 

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Thats exactly what I am looking for Jeli. I use my winch all the time.


I once pulled a fork lift(lull) that was barried in Tennesee mud past the axles, it had 60 sheets of 3/4 inch plywood on the forks. I had to use the snatch block to double the pulling strength to 30000lbs. I had my truck anchored from the rear with a chain hooked to a vertically parked forklift as well. I also had another lull lifting the stuck lull from the rear as my winch cable smoked strecthed and squeked. Needless to say I got it unstuck and had quite the crowd of onlookers. (standing far away at a safe distance).
 

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Oh my Gosh. Now thats winching at its best. Thanks for the post. I was hoping for some good stories, but those pictures rock!
 

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My favorite winching scene is actually from a movie. Remember "The Gods Must Be Angry" ? The British gent that winched his land rover right up into a tree?


I didn't look for the story to go with that link? I guess that jeep got stuck and they had to abandoned it before some high water hit? Looks like someone's got some real cleanup work to do.
 

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Speaking of creaking cables. Normally when we winch our drop front flat bad semi trailer we back the equipment to the end. Had to dead lift a D7 cat that wouldn't start. Nothing like standing next to a 7/8" cable without any protection...not that a safety cage would have helped much!
 
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