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Deadman Winch Anchor

Post by trk4sale » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:07 am

Here is a new product coming out that could be useful in a lot of situations:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/de ... ad-recover

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Post by MikeKey » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:05 am

Had talked to them, and I'm waiting for their XL version that they will be producing next. This version, may not actually be enough for our trucks. They have yet to actually test it with anything coming close to our weight rating.

Another thing about this product, is it really seems only geared for guys in SoCal. Yeah, you can wrap it around a tree or a rock, but I already have a tree strap. Not to many other places, besides sand would you want to be burying something.
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Post by DamageWagon » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:33 pm

Tree strap and be done. A tree strap has more use and less cost in my mind than a recycled helicopter water bucket

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If I want one, I'll just make my own. ;)

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Post by agpilot » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:30 am

Yeah I am skeptical at best. I've had my PW mired up to the axles in mud and it pulled my XL sized pull-pal a couple feet before it got deep enough to hold firm enough to recover. I can't even imagine how deep I'd need to bury this thing in order to get the same kind of holding power.

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Post by Colibri » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:39 am

I would have a heatstroke down here in Texas summer trying to bury that damn thing lol. I could see its usefulness in other terrain though, it just wouldn't be practical in my area

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Post by MikeKey » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:23 pm

The more I consider this, the more I realize it's just for SoCal SUV's who are in sand. Maybe it might wrap a rock better than a tree strap... maybe... But other than that, if you can't bury it, it's just a strap.
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Post by BlkWgn » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:17 pm

I was one of the first kickstarter backers, and have been in the talks with them to do some testing with a heavier rig. If I can get enough time in my schedule to actually meet up with them I will let you guys know.

Like has been mentioned earlier, I am not sure it makes much sense a lot of places, but here in So Cal we have a lot of sand and places like pismo and glamis there is absolutely nothing but sand.
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Post by DamageWagon » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:58 pm

^^^^^ in which case you need a good shovel, deflator and an air compressor. Not a winch. This is a "pay money so I don't have to do as much work" solution if we are talking about sand recoveries, I think.

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Post by BlkWgn » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:07 pm

DamageWagon wrote:^^^^^ in which case you need a good shovel, deflator and an air compressor. Not a winch. This is a "pay money so I don't have to do as much work" solution if we are talking about sand recoveries, I think.

I carry all of that along with 4 Maxtrax, but when you are out by yourself it is nice to have options
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Post by MikeKey » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:31 pm

Let me ask a serious question, a Pull Pal while weighing more will work just as equally well in sand correct?

But will also work in mud and dirt terrain like encountered in Utah. Kinda seems like it's better to have the more versatile tool.
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Post by BlkWgn » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:45 pm

MikeKey wrote:Let me ask a serious question, a Pull Pal while weighing more will work just as equally well in sand correct?

But will also work in mud and dirt terrain like encountered in Utah. Kinda seems like it's better to have the more versatile tool.

Not sure that it would work equally as well in sand, but it would be easier to use. As for hard pack, I think the pull pal would be the gar better choice.
The pulse pal is also 3 times the price and takes up gar more space.

Like anything there is no single answer and everything has it strong points and downfalls. I just see this as one more tool in the bag, not the only tool in the bag
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Post by DamageWagon » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:54 pm

Shovel+Time > $1500 and 200lbs of Factor 55 accessories, Pull Pal, Deadman Anchor, Maxtrax, specialty deflators, and whatever new fancy ExPo item comes out

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Post by agpilot » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:13 pm

MikeKey wrote:Let me ask a serious question, a Pull Pal while weighing more will work just as equally well in sand correct?

But will also work in mud and dirt terrain like encountered in Utah. Kinda seems like it's better to have the more versatile tool.

I've used the Pull Pal when mired in sugar sand here in FL. It definitely dug in deeper vs beach sand or mud but it definitely dug and held firm while I winched out of the wheel ruts I made by foolishly not airing down as much as I should have.

I have the larger sized Pull Pal - the "military" sized RW14,000. This may be why it worked so well. It's big, but fits in its entirety below my rear seat.

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Post by Will » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:27 pm

Y'all's Power Wagons get stuck!? Haha

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Post by BlkWgn » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:34 pm

Will wrote:Y'all's Power Wagons get stuck!? Haha

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Post by DamageWagon » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:42 pm

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#ittybittytirecommittee

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Colibri wrote:#ittybittytirecommittee
:lol: :lol: Like watching people trying to drag one of those cooler with wheels on one side across the beach.
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Post by Pit Slave » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:36 am

DamageWagon wrote:Image

#stuck
#cute

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