Like always, the proper preload...
Like always, the proper preload should be applied when spooling in a new cable or after usage. We used a Ford F-350 to put a nice preload on our cable.
Unless you have no other choice, tying a knot in a winchline is never a good idea—it reduces the strength by around 50 percent. A $40 splice-rope repair kit can be purchased, and a splice can be filled in 5 to 10 minutes. This will return the line’s structural integrity to full capacity. But you have to understand why it was cut so it does not happen again. Winches are not strong enough to break these lines unless a mismatched line has been installed, like a 12,000-pound Jeep line on a 25,000-pound Unimog winch. Most winchline breaks occur at the bumper behind the fairlead, where the line is abraded and damaged so that it snaps on the next pull.
This is what is really amazing....
This is what is really amazing. A simple thread is used to lock the cable in place to allow it to be as strong as it was before. More info at www.winchline.com.
There is no issue with heat unless you power out using certain winches, mostly with an internal brake. Simply refrain from powering out the line, and there is no issue. If you need to power out, do it by the book—a few seconds at a time—and keep checking the drum. If you can touch it with your bare hands, the winchline is good.
Yes, it looks sexy with the nice orange cable, which lets people know to get out of the way—we’re here to help.
Other features of synthetic:
As you can see, there’s a...
As you can see, there’s a big difference between a normal winch hook and a Viking hook. Size matters, along with strength.
It will not lose any appreciable structural integrity under UV light—even when left in the desert for years. The truck will wear out before this is an issue for the lines.
Viking Splice Kit (Rope Repair Kit)
If a winchline breaks, use this tool to properly fix it; it’ll retain the same strength and safety as before the break. It is very easy to mend the line, but the right tools and instructions are necessary.
Viking Splice Kit Includes:
Since synthetic cables are...
Since synthetic cables are a lot easier to cut than a steel cable, RockGuard is cheap insurance to keep your cable healthy.
- 5⁄16-inch and 3⁄8-inch Splicing Fids (7.9mm and 9.5mm) with Optional Sizes, CNC machined
- Heavy-duty Scissors
- Lock Stitch Needle
- Electrical Tape
- Nylon Lock Stitch Thread
- Practice Rope
- Kit Bag