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Winch Strap Question

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by deerjw, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. deerjw

    deerjw Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I'm new to plowing snow and have a question about replacing the winch cable with a strap. This sure seems to make since, but since this is my first experience with a winch I don't know how to take the cable off. Any advice would be appreciated. Also, how difficult is it to put the cable back on once plowing season is over?
     
  2. jmbones

    jmbones Senior Member
    from NE PA
    Messages: 236

    What brand/type of winch?
     
  3. deerjw

    deerjw Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I have a Warn RT25.
     
  4. jmbones

    jmbones Senior Member
    from NE PA
    Messages: 236

    Unwind all the cable. The end of the cable goes through a hole in the winch drum, comes out the other end and wraps around a small piece of round metal and goes back into the drum. This is all that holds the cable in place. If you intend on using the cable again, be sure not to lose that little piece.
     
  5. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    What bones said. :)
     
  6. waushara12

    waushara12 Junior Member
    Messages: 2