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Changing from cable to strap

Discussion in 'Snowbear Plows' started by skidoo, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. skidoo

    skidoo Member
    Messages: 32

    Looking for ideas for replacing the cable on a winch to using a the original strap. I replaced mine using 2 muffler clamps and a 1/4" bolt cut just wide enough to fit in the drum. Works OK but narrows up the drum so the strap just fits. Thinking about drilling 2 holes through drum and making a square ubolt. Anyone have a better way of mounting strap. The original set up doesnt fit drum size
  2. ranger88den

    ranger88den Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Did it work? If so could you post a pic? Thanks
  3. skidoo

    skidoo Member
    Messages: 32

    My set up seems to work but haven't got a chance to really use it. I hooked it up at the end of the season did one plow with it. Here is a picture. Has anyone done anything different to get rid of cable and use strap?

  4. ranger88den

    ranger88den Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Thanks for the pic.
  5. J-Quad

    J-Quad Member
    Messages: 95

    I don't have a cable winch, rather I have an older SNOWBEAR plow and it's outfitted with a length of chain. It works just great for me. You might want to consider that route.......

  6. champlainl

    champlainl Member
    Messages: 65

    chain is indectructable

    I have one on my snowbear and it works flawless,just my 2 cents
  7. FBNemo

    FBNemo Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I have a chain on mine. The guy I bought it from did the modifications. The chain is heavier then factory ones. Shouldn't be too hard to make one similar.


    I installed the rubber shield on the winch motor to keep some of the moisture out of winch.