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Just installed the winch part of the Glacier II Winch Kit with a Synthetic Rope. I'm having problems trying to find a separate synthetic rope protector. Any help finding a vendor that sales o good one would be greatly appreciated.

I also read somewhere that installing a larger lower roller would be a good for application when plowing snow. Any merit to this? If so, where can I also purchase a larger lower roller?

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When I bought my Viper winch from MotoAlliance, I ordered it with the synthetic cable. The sleeve that it comes with is very durable. You may want to try them and see if you can get just the sleeve. Good luck!
 

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Check a mountain climbing supplier, they sell a sleeve that works perfect and is dirt cheap. I've used that material for years as well as several buddies.
I think it was pennies a foot but it's been a few years since I purchased any.

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If you find a supplier, please post it...
What I did was take a piece of same type of rope, only larger,,, and feed the winch rope through it, and then taped it... not the same protection as the black stuff, but, for the short term it does the trick....


I found this place, but, it's in Australia... and they call it a rope sock...
http://www.4h.com.au/prod27.htm
 

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was upgrading to synthetic rope so good timing on this.....

the polaris replacement is rope only? taped on each end? correct me? no crimped deal?

moral to the story: make sure your replcement rope comes with both the protector AND the crimped deal?

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was upgrading to synthetic rope so good timing on this.....

the polaris replacement is rope only? taped on each end? correct me? no crimped deal?

moral to the story: make sure your replcement rope comes with both the protector AND the crimped deal?

thanks all....
No crimp required. heres a link that shows how to loop the end for a hook.
http://www.samsonrope.com/site_files/12S_C1_EyeSpl.pdf

It's actually quite easy to splice this rope, A few years ago I ordered a couple thousand feet of it and made a bunch of 125 ft winch ropes for friends. I got real fast at splicing the hooks on.

edit, heres a link to a few rope videos, the rope used on winchs is a 12 strand.
Samson: The Strongest Name in Rope, Utility Products

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I've went through 2 of these sleaves in as many days plowing last yr. IMO they are a PITA, your better off without it when plowing. They tend to rip and tear with all the in and out pulls from the winch and don't save the rope much. You will break rope if your doing much plowing at all. It's not any better than wire rope as far as breakage. Much easier, quicker and nicer to repair though no punctured fingers or clamps to deal with, just tie a knot and keep plowing. Now, I take mine off for plowing season and put it back on in the Spring.
 

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hey thanks vinman - appreciated, so you are gonna come over and do all that for me right? - all in good fun

they have a cool logo (i do logos here and there)

i see this as another polaris faux pas. $50 or so for a little stranded rope? and not include .50 cents of crimped operation? they took the time to put a .03 cent piece of tape on each end it looked like from the microfiche picture. so if there was a tape step in their operation why not have theassy lady crimp there? and make it a cool one! stainless please as a sales feature, wow .18 cents it cost us..............to make a $50 sale?
the aftermarket folks figured it out. and they are probably supplying it anyway.
unless their legal team said "one failure in the field lawsuit....., we cant rely on our foreign supplier to crimp it correctly, so leave it off."

personally i think there are a heck of alot of factory dudes (and dudettes) in this country who would crimp that correctly all day long. with pride, and probably from Wisconsin.

i wanted to support my polaris dealer, wanted to give them the $50 but left again shakin my head. got right in my vehicle and found it on the internet within seconds with voice commands. from my polaris dealers parking lot!

off my pedestal, gotta make signs....
 

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I've went through 2 of these sleaves in as many days plowing last yr. IMO they are a PITA, your better off without it when plowing. They tend to rip and tear with all the in and out pulls from the winch and don't save the rope much. You will break rope if your doing much plowing at all. It's not any better than wire rope as far as breakage. Much easier, quicker and nicer to repair though no punctured fingers or clamps to deal with, just tie a knot and keep plowing. Now, I take mine off for plowing season and put it back on in the Spring.
The sharp angle over the fairlead bottom roller really cuts through the rope or protector sleeve fast. The problem is too much load on too small surface. Here's the easy & cheap fix:


About 10' of 2" cargo strap duct-taped to the drum just for the plowing season. The tape really isn't necessary since it gets held by the wraps but it does make it easier to get it started wrapping around the drum. This can all be done by reaching through from the sides so there's no need to remove the winch.
Cut a D-ring off some other strap & sew it to the end. A full season of plowing and the strap shows zero wear.

I don't even remove the other rope--just unspool it & wad it up under the hood.
Probably not the answer if you still use steel rope unless you leave a loose loop hanging out of the fairlead. Don't want to saw through your grill :)
 

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mr.guy48065,
looks like an air fitting and dedicated mount, whats that?
new at this a willing to throw huge $ at whatever makes mine look like the real ones. and do they come in stainless?
all in good fun
 

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I used tubular webbing on mine. After about a year, it was fraying in several places (not just at one or both ends), so recently I had to cut about half of the webbing off.

Plus, you have to slide it on the winch line, which means either having access to the drum-end of the line--or cut the eye splice and hook off the line, thread the webbing on, and then retie or resplice the line.

I'm going to look into a scrap piece of hose to use as my next winchline protector..
 

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We just use hydraulic hose. It's flexible and moves up and down the line wherever you need it. Great if you have to winch over rocks or over down trees.
 
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