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Looking for a winch truck/line horse

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by Hallback, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Hallback

    Hallback Senior Member

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    Someone on here sent me a link to one earlier in the year but I cannot find it.
    I am looking for a truck with a powered line spool that is stout enough to pull & spool 4000-5000 feet of 1" to 1-1/4" line.
    Even just the line winder is an option also.
     
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    This is the one I am trying to find or something similar. 00h0h_jY5FVRigK1B_600x450.jpg 00m0m_cpFEfqhETTv_600x450.jpg 00202_gmHF4AO3bZv_600x450.jpg
     
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    Truck Guys BC, Donovan, 1 888 600 2872, it’s been on Craigslist for a long time, can,t remember what it went for, looked very solid. Like the ad says it needs a bath.
     
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    That rig looks like a power line sagging winch .
    Bob
     
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    What I thought when first saw Bluox, worked on TOO many of those.
     
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    How are they? Do they pull very hard? I want it to change skylroads with.
    Do they hold much line?
     
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    American Line Builders had a shop here, stored several trucks like that one. Still have a drop deck loaded
    with line winches just setting probably 20 years now. Trucks are long gone, all custom built.
     
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    They are more Tugger than Weight Capacity, where do need weight capacity for length of Pull line. If need a Winch for Heavy Weight Buy a Oil Field Truck with a Ballast Box.
     
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    I need pull capacity.
     
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    Need 10k of pull power at 6000 feet.
     
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    Details on the winches?

     
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    Details he says-I haven't looked at them for a long time but I will stop yesterday and take a look.
     
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    Yesterday he says....:D:p:D:p
     
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    If that puller on the trailer is still there is it the single big big drum with the Hall Scott motor?
    Bob
     
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    The ones art the Utility I worked at were NOT qualified that high, most were Rope Winch sets to decrease line weight and pulled ACSR cable.(Alum Conductor Steel Reinforced) not exactly light but notably less than Steel cable same dimension. The other point was they anchored the trucks with Pole Line Anchors when situated to keep from lifting them off the ground.
     
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    If you only want to pull 10,000 lbs, why do you want such big cable? I don't know anything about the logging side, but I can imagine you don't want to be replacing all the time, and the getting stuck tugging logs uphill?. The problem is weight.

    A 3/4" cable is over 10k cap. at a 5 to 1 design factor. At only a little over a lb. per foot. Even that if you want to pull out 5,000 ft. you have 5,000 lbs.

    1 1/4" is 2.89 lbs per ft. so 5,000 ft. of it is 14,500lbs. And is going to take a lot bigger drum to hold it.

    6,000' of 1 1/4" is more like marine/ offshore big deck winches, there would be a few real large lattice rigs that would have drums that size, but its pretty specialized.

    I'm not being critical, just curious. Because if you want to pull 10k with 1 1/4" cable at that length, you actually need to be able to pull more like 25k just for cable weight. The more you want to pull the slower it goes.
     
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    No my friend Steve bought that one, this is powered by a 6-71
     
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    I THINK that his 10k IS the cable weight. I think this would be for retrieving his highline cable to move it, not for pulling loads.
     
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    Mitch is correct. I just want to pull our large line through the brush to our tail hold & get anchored off. I will be using 7/16 line on the drum of the pulling machine to get our 1-1/4" layout made.