Capstan winch

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Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:55 am

How many of you can remember the old "capstan winches?
I found this on the net and would seriously consider purchasing one. Here is the site should any one also be interested.
http://www.masterhubwinch.co.za/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:31 pm

I see it is also feautured in this month's WegRy!
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Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:32 pm

Very interesting!
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Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:11 pm

To me it looks a bit DIY for R5K . . .
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Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:37 pm

I did not look at the price, is that what it costs? :o:
Agree, looks to much hand made for that price

If I make it I would also change the design so the outer hub is a bit taper. Your tree will not always be in line with the wheel, if it is more of a taper it can guide the strap better onto the roll
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Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:43 pm

Agree with you Pieter,more of a "V" would be better,but that price kills the product :roll:
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Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:27 pm

Poor man's winch .... the old landies used to have them and as far as I understand they worked quite well under certain circumstances ..... pulling yourself out of the mud and such like, particularly if you had 2 cables attached, but can be a dangerous piece of equipment if you're not careful. ;-)
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Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:43 pm

Poor man's winch
Just a pity this one costs the same as a normal winch
I would like a "foldable" one like that because it takes up less space and is lighter than normal winch.
Some people need a winch once in ten years, this is ideal
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Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:04 pm

Pieter, don't forget that you have to store cables as well ..... even when coiled that takes up space and are awkward to pack and still need to be accessible if you need them. Another 'downfall' is the possibility of getting 'cable rash' on your fenders, depending on the terrain and how it allows for you to set up your recovery. :think:
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Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:22 am

Andy if you look at the pics you will see it uses a nylon strap and not a cable. I have two long nylon straps permanantly in my bakkie anyway, so all I have to add is the contraption.
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Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:10 am

If I redesign it and get some made will you be able to sell them on 4x4direct??
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Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:33 am

If the price is much better than that price yes
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Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:56 am

Landrover had to figure out different ways to get there vehicles through obstacles, the R6 military Landrovers had them fitted as standard, it was quite a mission to set the recovery up and conditions are not always as ideal as on the video, a used cable doesn't behave like you want it to, the straps is an improvement.
You can simply deflate your wheels to about .8, tie the strap through the rim and let it wind up around the tyre, same effect and in both cases you have to steer carefully to keep the strap on the pulley/tyre.
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Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:19 am

Here's the Aussie take on the whole wheel winch thing. I think with the guides on the front wheels it eliminates the need for very careful steering. The way it attaches is also superior in my mind, as chances of damage to your rims will be reduced. I also dont know if these el-cheepo mag's we buy nowadays will be able to handle the forces on the spokes when using the hooks to attach the hub winch.

The main problem with these winces is the fact that many of us have very deep offset rims.. They do work though, and are basically maintenance free.. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:27 pm

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