How to inspect your
ATV winch line and when should you replace it?
As the fall leaves are changing and the smell
of winter is on the air, it’s the perfect time to head out on the trails with
your ATV. Whether you are heading to snap some beautiful fall photos, enjoy the
crisp fall air, or if your ATV is the equipment you use for hunting it must be in
peak condition. The top of everyone’s mind is often making sure that
mechanically everything is up to scratch and while that is critical it’s the
other gear that is often overlooked. Many ATVs come equipped with a winch line
or the ability to connect a tow rope in case you get stuck or need to haul
something out. This tool is critical for an enjoyable and successful trip but
is often overlooked when we do a walk-around of our equipment before we head
out. Here are a few tips on checking over your winch and line.
extend your line from the drum and inspect the line. Make sure that it's
in good condition and there aren’t any spots on the line which are showing
wear or damage. i.e. kinks, splinters or curls.
your line is in good shape, make sure the mechanism to rewind the winch is
working properly and the mechanics on that is also in good working
your line is showing wear and tear it's time to investigate replacing it.
Northern strand carries a full line of lines
both synthetic and wire rope that is specifically manufactured to be used in
winch lines. Did you know our Dyneema synthetic winch line has many benefits
over traditional wire rope. Dyneema rope will not splinter, kink or curl. It’s
also much easier on the hands in cold weather.
With the education and training relied on by
some of the largest mining operations in Saskatchewan for their wire hoisting
needs. Our experts are uniquely positioned to help you find the right line got
your equipment and one that will work for you and your needs.
Our products are spliced and tested on-site
with the top industry ratings in place. Each one of our synthetic ropes comes
with the hook correctly spliced onto the end as well as the metal thimble and
comes packaged with all the specifications of the specific line, including
tensile strength, length and material. We have many standard sizes and lengths
in stock and ready for pick up. We are also able to make any specific size and
length you might need to order.
So if you are looking to
replace your current line or upgrade to a different type of line that will
better suit the work you need to do come and talk to our incredibly
knowledgeable team or shop online at shop.northenstrands.com