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Unread 12-07-2015, 07:53 AM   #1
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Come alongs!

Okay yes. I know there are plenty of threads on this but I would rather ask my own questions then resurrect an old thread. Was wondering if anyone knows of a 3 or 4 ton come along that has a 15' or longer cable. I'm looking for something that will take the place of a winch but not break the bank. IE. Don't direct me to the $500 lug all please. Or if someone has a better suggestion let me know. Thanks ... BTW you forum nazis don't tell me something like. "Warn makes a 4 ton winch"

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Unread 12-07-2015, 10:55 AM   #2
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I would stay far away from a cheap 4 ton cable come along. If it were down to a come along big enough to do a recovery I would go with a chain winch.

http://www.mfrexpress.com/me-3-ton-l...ift-p-192.html
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Unread 12-07-2015, 11:41 AM   #3
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I partially agree with you. But I was hoping to stay around 150 or under. Know any cheaper reliable products

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Unread 12-09-2015, 09:24 AM   #4
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For the price of that Chain Come-Along, I'd go to Harbor Freight and buy one fo their Badland winches. There's a couple guys in my local Jeep club who've had them for years and not had any major issues with them.


Dustin, you can use a HiLift jack as a come-along as well. Even buying the winching kit and the jack together would put you in the price range you're looking at and it would also give you a tool with multiple uses.

I believe this is the correct video that shows recovery as a come-along. I'm at work so I can't see the video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7VJD_svqd4
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Unread 12-09-2015, 11:23 AM   #5
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Yeah I've been looking at them. But this recently caught my eye, looks a lot like the more power puller but I think it's just copying the design not enough info to tell
http://m.ebay.com/itm/NEW-AMERICAN-P...565?nav=SEARCH

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Unread 12-10-2015, 07:03 AM   #6
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Today and tomorrow, you can get the Badlands 9k winch for $225... not much more than that come-along.
http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ake-62278.html


Harbor Freight also has an 8k come-along for $30.
http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ler-69855.html


My only concerns with using a come-along are:
1. You have to manipulate the lever very close to the tensioned chain/cable/strap and you're in serious danger of injury if it snaps. One reason I think that the HiLift has an advantage.. it's heavier and will pull the cable down more if it snaps and the actuating lever is longer so you're not as close to a breaking cable/chain/strap.
2. If you're vehicle is really mired down in the mud or your trying to pull uphill or over an obstacle, you are going to be straining your body to move that winch line.


It's all in personal preference I suppose... to me a HiLift (which I have) or a winch (wished I had) are a bit safer and easier to use when recovering a vehicle. They're also easier to store, outside of the Jeep, where space is already at a premium.
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Unread 12-10-2015, 07:45 AM   #7
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Wow that's a really good deal on that winch. I'll have to look into that. I'm getting a basket so a high jack or a come a long will probably be stored up there in some type if thick plastic cover so space isn't much of an issue. But that winch is a reallllly good deal lol.

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Unread 12-10-2015, 07:49 AM   #8
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Everywhere I look it still says it's 300 though

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Unread 12-10-2015, 08:27 AM   #9
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Everywhere I look it still says it's 300 though

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The main Harbor Freight page has a 25% off coupon good through the 13th.
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Unread 12-10-2015, 08:34 AM   #10
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Here's the checkout page with coupon added....
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Unread 12-10-2015, 08:59 AM   #11
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Awesome. I wonder if that is just a one time sale. I was gonna wait and buy some things after Christmas

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Unread 12-10-2015, 10:53 AM   #12
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They regularly have a 20% off coupon all of the time so it would still be a good deal just not AS good! Lol
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