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3 Winch Tools You Don't Want
to Leave Home Without

3 Winch Tools You Don't Want to Leave Home Without
By Jesse Taylor

When you're out exploring or working in the great outdoors, there's no telling what kind of tricky situations you may find yourself in. That's why it's best to be prepared for whatever life throws your way. A winch can get you out when you find yourself stuck, but some situations may take a little more ingenuity and finesse. Here's where your winch tools come to the rescue!

Don't go offroading without these 3 basic winch tools: a snatch block, a tree strap, and a clevis shackle.
 

Winch Tool #1: Snatch Block

Whether you need to straighten out the cable on a side pull or you need some extra "oomph" for a really good stuck, a snatch block gives you the power and flexibility you need. As an added bonus for heavy pulling, they also reduce amp draw and heat buildup.

In order to truly double the capacity of your winch, the snatch block capacity should be double the maximum capacity of your winch. For most ATV or UTV winches, which generally run up to 4000 lbs, an 8K pulley block is more than sufficient. For recovery winches, double your winch capacity to find the capacity you need for the snatch block. Make sure the snatch block can handle the diameter of your cable.

 

Winch Tool #2: Tree Strap

If you're hooking up to a natural anchor point such as a tree or rock, a tree saver strap will come in handy. Tree straps soften the impact on the environment, unlike choker chains, which can damage or kill trees. Your cable itself should never wrap around an anchor point and hook back onto itself. This can severely damage your cable. A tree strap saves your cable from rubbing against abrasive surfaces and gives you a secure hold on your anchor point.

 


Winch Tool #3: Clevis Shackle

A clevis D shackle (also known as D ring, anchor shackle, etc.) works as a link between the tree strap (or other anchor point, such as a tow hook) and your cable hook. Check the working load of your D shackle to make sure it can handle what you put it up against.

With these 3 basic winch tools and a little know-how, you can winch your way out of tricky spots and get back on the trail before you know it!

Copyright 2009 PROMARK OFFROAD (formerly Gorilla Winches). Get FREE SHIPPING on all winch tools from PROMARK OFFROAD (formerly Gorilla Winches), including snatch blocks, tree straps, and D shackles.

Learn more about winching techniques at the PROMARK OFFROAD Blog.

About Jesse Taylor - Jesse Taylor is an SEO blogger and copywriter for PROMARK OFFROAD (formerly Gorilla Winches), a leader in the offroad industry. We specialize in ATV, truck, and Jeep winches and offroad accessories for ATV, UTV, truck, 4x4, and Jeep owners.

Reprint Rights: Article must be published in its entirety as written and include the copyright section, author bio, and active URL links.

 

The following sections will hopefully help provide some answers and insight to common questions and considerations.

 

 

  

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