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Anyone running synthetic rope on their PTO?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Cruiser_Nerd, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. Cruiser_Nerd

    Cruiser_Nerd That 25 Guy. Moderator

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    After spending the weekend skidding logs with the factory PTO I found myself spending half my time trying to respool the wire rope to get a good lay ;).

    Anyhow, I need the 200'+ of 5/16" rope, don't use the winch for vehicle recovery, and have the leisure to set up a perfect pull. Just wondering if the synthetic rope would spool easier and save me some time?
     
  2. woody

    woody Internet Fireman Staff Member

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    I have synthetic on my 8274-50...LOVE it....LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

    Great stuff, easy to work with, very light, no "lay" issues ever. I got mine at rockstomper.com and got two 5' protection sleeves included.
     
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    You need to make a cage around your PTO like mine so you don't have to worry about the cable flying off the spool :p
     
  4. Cruiser_Nerd

    Cruiser_Nerd That 25 Guy. Moderator

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    I've seen PTO's with side plates like that before. Now I know what they're for. I'm going with the synthetic and hopefully I won't be chasing it all over the spool.
     
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    Can anyone tell me the approximate line capacity for the OEM PTO winch? Woody, what do you use for recovery line? Amsteel Blue 9200-lb, 1/4 inch? Or something bigger? I have to get line for my winch, and I have no doubt I'll get the synthetic stuff.
     
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    Oh, yeah. Great! Thanks Chef