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Best thing is to ask the supplier what they recomend.13mm Portland braid was crap when wet (grabbed too much).I am using 14mm at the mo,its a bit thick for most stuff but I got it wrong when I ordered.

 

I have some 17mm tennex for the big stuff,I got it free and its ace.

 

There probably are lines best suited to them.Google might be the best bet if it picks up info from other forums.

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We use 14mm & 16mm on ours. Both work well, but we use the 14mm much more - it runs better & allows extra wraps when winching.

Select the rope for the task I guess - your not going to want to slam 400kg lumps on a skinny line, or use 19mm for rigging out the crown

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Better than a Hobbs?

 

Yes mate, loads better. I used a Hobbs for a couple of years. The GRCS beats it hands down,

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What size rope would you suggest if I got one? Its 2k so want to get it right.

 

av seen them for 1800 on tree worker i think mate reading the posts i think iam going to get one

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bought mine for a specific job, when we use it its awesome.

use 12mm and 16mm rope on it

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As a proud owner of one the title of this thread made me laugh. These past weeks we have used 2 grcs on the same job and it has made things amazingly smooth. Strips of railway embankment with leaning red pine and larch (37M was the tallest!) were efficiently cleared because of the two grcs. Lifting, lowering and pulling from the same spot with a long rope and a bunch of re-directs ! We moved the units 1ce over the 100m stretch.

I did notice that the newer and bigger harken winch (46) seemed to entwine the rope when lowering, I mean that the wraps would jump over and under each other. Anybody else had this. We used 12 and 14mm ropes.

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