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Thought the land was dry!

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On 14/09/2021 at 18:13, eggsarascal said:

It may be duff info, but I was lead to believe if anything dropped in you always pull it out backwards?

When ploughing in the early 80s with a ford 6610 2 wheel drive tractor there was a wet patch in one field and we had a fordson major with a winch standing by so as soon as i lost traction I would get winched through with the plough in the ground. A couple of days drying and the ground would be safe to cultivate. If left un-ploughed it would have taken weeks

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Spring holes in otherwise very dry conditions are very different to becoming stuck in heavy clay after a lot of rain..  There is a good chance of making less mess by pulling out forwards as the vehicle pulling or winching should be on hard dry ground,

:Pulling out backwards is not generally desirable as you are messing up what you have ploughed and risking damaging the plough, but we had to do this as the Matbro had not enough traction on a side slope to pull the Fastrac and the plough out forwards over the lip and we couldn't be faffed to go back and start up the Cat D7.

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12 hours ago, dumper said:
11 hours ago, roboted said:

Do you put a swivel attachment to the tele to allow for twist out ?

So how much cable on the drum

I think it was 100 yards of cable and no, I did not know to fit a swivel, what problem will that cause?

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It was just a thought but if you've pulled the cable off the drum before attaching and pulling onto the winch then you must have taken the twist out of the cable so that it falls evenly onto the winch drum.

In short an erroneous question from an old fool. C'est moi.

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13 hours ago, roboted said:

It was just a thought but if you've pulled the cable off the drum before attaching and pulling onto the winch then you must have taken the twist out of the cable so that it falls evenly onto the winch drum.

In short an erroneous question from an old fool. C'est moi.

Yes, as long as the cable wraps firmly on the drum with no kinks I don't think a bit of twist matters.

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8 hours ago, openspaceman said:

Yes, as long as the cable wraps firmly on the drum with no kinks I don't think a bit of twist matters.

It certainly seemed to wrap up neatly with no kinks or overlaps

Should I oil or grease the cable?

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22 minutes ago, Billhook said:

It certainly seemed to wrap up neatly with no kinks or overlaps

Should I oil or grease the cable?

No, thats not needed.

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