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Winching is dangerous.WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGE.

Discussion in 'Information For Newbies' started by 80lover96gxl, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. 80lover96gxl

    80lover96gxl Moderator

    This is what can happen when things go pear shaped whilst winching, reckon that may hurt a tad.
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  2. oldlux

    oldlux Well-Known Member

  3. itlldoo

    itlldoo Well-Known Member

    hook finally caught peter pan ! Ouch is right
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  4. barnsey062

    barnsey062 Well-Known Member

    seen lots of 4x4 related videos on youtube with potential accidents like that just waiting to happen.
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  5. Bomber2012

    Bomber2012 Well-Known Member

    poor bloke
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  6. 80lover96gxl

    80lover96gxl Moderator

    Yep there have been some very close calls and some tragic results thanks to a device we rely on to help us yet many have little to no respect for its potential danger.
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  7. Tink

    Tink Well-Known Member

    Oh crap, now that has to hurt, a lot.
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  8. 89gqpatrol4x4

    89gqpatrol4x4 Active Member

    Ouch alright! This is s huge reminder for us all not to be complacent and do things safely. Even if it takes longer and you think she'll be right!!!
    Just think that could be our kids head!
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  9. Aaron Schubert

    Aaron Schubert Moderator

    Owch. Yep, good warning for all.

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  10. Swaggie

    Swaggie Moderator

    Wonders how in the hell did that happen...(area etc)
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  11. MyCrazy80

    MyCrazy80 Well-Known Member

    Err one would want some powerful pain killers after that!
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  12. typhoeus

    typhoeus Well-Known Member

    That is gonna hurt more coming out than going in, that's for sure, Hope it doesn't put him off 4X4 for good!
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  13. MyCrazy80

    MyCrazy80 Well-Known Member

    For something like that it's going to need surgery he will be under anesthesia and won't feel a thing until he wakes up and even then he will be on morphine.
  14. Spooner

    Spooner Well-Known Member

    Nasty stuff. I see the hook is still attached ?
    Lucky it didn't hit in in the head.
    I bet their is more to this story.
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  15. 80lover96gxl

    80lover96gxl Moderator

    Yep i reckon to mate, would be very interested to find out how this managed to happen.
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  16. discomatt

    discomatt Well-Known Member

    He is lucky its through his arm and not his head or chest...
    Not that it is lucky in any way...
    Might be time for me to get some rope instead of waiting for the Aldi winch to die and living with cable...
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  17. cam04

    cam04 Well-Known Member

    Useless without a back story. I'd take an each way bet on "winch cable almost long enough - I'll use the snatch as an extension just this once...."
    Another reason why a remote handpiece is a good investment when carrying out experiments with recovery equipment - so you can get out of the blast radius - speaking from experience here because I have done all of the above - forgive me, short of cutting the seatbelts out, I was out of options.
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  18. 80lover96gxl

    80lover96gxl Moderator

    Considering the same actually mate.
  19. 80lover96gxl

    80lover96gxl Moderator

    Wish i had the back story to this Cam but alass i don't. I dont think it is intirely useless as it does show a newbie the potential results of what can happen when things go wrong when winching and may make some think twice about making a half assed attempt at self recovery.

    Have to admit iv used a snatch strap as an extension strap due to a mate having mine. Was only used for a couple of meters until winch cable could reach anchor point, still no excuse tho.
  20. cam04

    cam04 Well-Known Member

    Yes, useless is too strong, definitely a sobering lesson there for all. The secret with doing dodgy stuff with recovery gear is to know when it's dodgy and when to call it quits. Not an easy thing to do without experience unfortunately.
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