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    Exclamation Are you doing it right?

    I have noticed too many people not using crosby clips correctly. There was even a competitor at the ORCC that did not have his winch cable set up properly with crosby clips. Some people may think I'm silly but wire rope under stress will pull through. Then you are in trouble.

    Here are the instructions that come with every new Crosby u-bolt. Please read them, it could save your life or some bystander next time you are out winching.
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    I totally agree with you some people just don't pay close enough attention to the proper way these should be used.

    and now if you'll excuse me I'll be in the shop fixing a few things on my winch


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    I just figured that when I need it done, I will just come over for supper, and then cheer you on afterwards while you do it for me
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    if you have seen a cable fly through the air and leave a hole in the hood of any vehicle, you would make that article Aaron has just posted part of your best read, top 10 list,,,,



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    I always remember what Bam Bam (Aaron) said to me a few years ago about these.

    "Never Sadle a Dead Horse" Meaning do not put the sadle or the larger part of the crosby on the dead side of the rope meaning the cut off side.

    I will always remember that one Aaron, Thanks
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    good info, thanks bam bam
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    remember, one more crosby wont hurt, one less will
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    Actually, putting a proper loop with a crimp on it is much better than using crosbys. But you would have to visit a craning shop for that.

    If you are running crosbys remember not to winch in too far so they get caught on the fairlead and get pushed up the rope. If this happens you should cut it all off and start over. The crosbys will be ruined and the lay in the rope will be bastardized.

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    and use the proper lay of crosby for the proper lay of rope , bottom of the saddle there is a ridge should run with the rope not across it , so a left hand and a right hand one , use the wrong one you cut your rope
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    or it won't crimp properly and just pull through

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    hey what fawked me up was which end was the saddle. I knew which end was the dead horse but aprently my saddle was unside down.

    I never proffessed to be a cowboy.

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    that would explain a few things. Hi Ho Silver!

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    thought I would bring this thread back to life for this year's wheeling season

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    Good idea. So your saying duct tape wont cut it?
    Great info for us green guys. Thanks.

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    braid the cable ends then saddle up http://www.americanriggers.com/ropeslings.html
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    thanks Joel, good read

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