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Deluxe Aluminium Fairlead

 
 
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teamidris
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:28 pm    Post subject: Deluxe Aluminium Fairlead Reply with quote

Does your synthetic winch rope get all on one side of the drum during side pulls? Does it try to shove the tie bars off?
Then here is a simple but effective way of laying the rope where you want it Very Happy



Simply two aluminium fairleads togther to form a 'sliding hawse'. In normal working the rope pays on where it wants. When the latch is set to the right or left, a section of the drum is masked off to the rope.



If you type teamidris into youtube you can see it working on our truck.


Some challenge venues have a mix of small stones and clay, which turn synthetic rope into a rope-saw. For these situations we're working on bolting a stainless fairlead directly onto the front of this aluminium unit.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another great idea Applause
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See the amazing Sliding Hawse at the 4x4 show this weekend at Stafford UK Very Happy
I polished it on the mop at work so its really shiny Cool

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Vid just did 5000 views Cool



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If only they were all sales Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would this work with a wire rope and how does it move across the drum?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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You lift the peg and move it to one side or fully to one side. We looked at mechanical feed, but a 90 degree pull would need a 4.5 tonne feed mechanism Shocked
Many folks would argue that re-reeving the rope does the same thing, but re-reeving by hand puts the rope on with no tension. Then tensioned rope can drop though the wrap and jam.
It's a real time saver on winch challenge, as you only stop winching for long enough to take the weight off and clack it over Cool And it lets you run a full rope load on a standard drum. Come to think of it, it lets you run a full rope load on a deep drum! I've got a full load on TypeR milemarker most of the time!

For steel wire and that gritty clay you get, bolt a stainless fairlead on the front. There's plenty of metal depth in the slide to drill and tap M10. If we get a lot of inquiries for these, I'll draw up a pre-drilled unit.

Thanks for the interest Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm thinking of a winch mount plate to go with the drop-pin-fairlead. (to use all six M10 holes) I see a few basic universal-mounting-plates on Ebay. Have you any requirements you would like adding to a 6mm lazer cut and bent part?
I was thinking maybe 2 holes on the front so you can weld a 'U' thing on, or a pair of holes to take those swivel recovery point (biggish hole) and maybe some slots underneath for a bridle chain? Or all 3? And a big hole under the drum bit to let mud out!
Definately some 8mm holes about the top edge for lamp brakets and cable ties Very Happy

Anything else you might want a hole for?


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