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Unread 05-10-2013, 06:49 AM   #16
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Yes necessary to lube all chains and cables. Need a penetrating type oil because both wear out from the inside.
Also preferred to have a moly product.
I use Synergyn Moly Chain Lube.
It is used by sand pits with drag lines, and farmers with high speed combine chaines.
Triples the life of these expensive replacement parts.

Comes in a qt squeeze bottle and is available, with free shipping, by the case from........
Xentx/Synergyn Oil Co at 800-456-7665.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 09:45 AM   #17
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The above is just one more reason why I am so happy I switched away from wire rope to 3/8" synthetic many years ago.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 10:01 AM   #18
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The above is just one more reason why I am so happy I switched away from wire rope to 3/8" synthetic many years ago.
What is the life expectancy out of rope?
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Unread 05-10-2013, 10:23 AM   #19
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What is the life expectancy out of rope?
Depending on use type, a synthetic rope can last significantly longer. Due to kinks causing broken strands, since you can't always properly rewind the cable between each use, I replaced my first winch's wire rope twice in its first 5-6 years. Then I replaced it with 3/8" synthetic which was fine the final 6-7 years I had that winch & Jeep before it was stolen. The rope was still in great shape the last time I saw it.
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Depending on use type, a synthetic rope can last significantly longer. Due to kinks causing broken strands, since you can't always properly rewind the cable between each use, I replaced my first winch's wire rope twice in its first 5-6 years. Then I replaced it with 3/8" synthetic which was fine the final 6-7 years I had that winch & Jeep before it was stolen. The rope was still in great shape the last time I saw it.
I guess I am doing good. I have about 12 year on my cable. I have only used WD 40 on it a couple times. I guess I need to step up on my maintenance. I have always been really careful how I used my cable. When it does go rope will defiantly be something to consider.
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Yep no doubt my wire rope issues resulted from doing too many multiple pulls in a day/weekend where I couldn't properly rewind it after each use. That often resulted in the wire rope pulling itself down through the layers that were no longer tight enough to prevent that from happening.
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Yep no doubt my wire rope issues resulted from doing too many multiple pulls in a day/weekend where I couldn't properly rewind it after each use. That often resulted in the wire rope pulling itself down through the layers that were no longer tight enough to prevent that from happening.
I have always been careful about that. I try to never let my cable drag over things while there is a load on it and I use a pulley if I can get a straight pull so I my cable does not bunch up.
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I have always been careful about that. I try to never let my cable drag over things while there is a load on it and I use a pulley if I can get a straight pull so I my cable does not bunch up.
Dragging a wire rope over terrain never bothered mine enough so I could notice & darned few of my pulls ever allowed me to get much of the rope on straight or under sufficient load to have it tight enough for the next pull which was often minutes later. Dragging the rope out 80' to pull someone 10' up/over an obstacle would leave 70' of loose cable after I was done in other words. On such trails, rewinding a rope properly is nigh impossible between all pulls. At least in my experience.
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Dragging a wire rope over terrain never bothered mine enough so I could notice & darned few of my pulls ever allowed me to get much of the rope on straight or under sufficient load to have it tight enough for the next pull which was often minutes later. Dragging the rope out 80' to pull someone 10' up/over an obstacle would leave 70' of loose cable after I was done in other words. On such trails, rewinding a rope properly is nigh impossible between all pulls. At least in my experience.
I always take the time to roll it straight (with the help of the person I recovered) and I won't move my Jeep until it is straight. I will undo it and redo it if necessary. Sometimes I feel bad like I am holding people up but nobody has ever complained.
Plus we all drink too much coffee and are getting older, most need more time for pee breaks anyway.

I guess my dad beat into me, an ounce of prevention is equal to a pound of cure.
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