- Get a winch extension strap.
- Get a winch land anchor.
- Get one of the high-strength, small-diameter winch lines. They are more expensive than regular synthetic but you get more line on the drum in a smaller diameter.
Is rope or cable better on a winch?
Made from hi-tech polyethylene, synthetic rope is considerably safer than steel cable and is now mandatory in most major sanctioned off-road events. Significantly lighter than steel cable, synthetic rope doesn’t store as much energy as a steel cable does, meaning it won’t become as much of a projectile if it breaks.
Can I replace my winch cable with rope?
Can you put synthetic rope on a cable winch? Yes, you can put synthetic rope on a winch designed for steel cable. However, the brake drum in the winch might not be able to cool as well because steel cable acts like a heat sink, while synthetic rope may act more like an insulator trapping heat.
How long should my winch line be?
What about the correct size winch rope length? The “Rule of Thumb” we go by is for every size up in diameter over the original size winch cable or rope, you reduce the length by 15 feet. This allows you to run the larger, stronger size diameter rope while still maintaining the pulling power of the winch.