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Winching chocks recommendation

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by Karls, Jan 2, 2022.

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  1. Karls

    Karls Active Member

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    I’m helping clear some fallen trees and need to winch sections of an Ash tree up a wooded incline. The Landy will be on grass above the incline but still a slight downward slope. The turf is pretty soft. Can anyone recommend some decent winching chocks that will anchor themselves into the soil?
    Also about 20 feet behind the Landy is a substantial tree that I could attach the rear of the Landy to - it’s got a Blacksheep rear cross member so it’s all pretty substantial back there - would you just rope it to the tree and utilize the tow bar?
     
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    Western Slope Rover Well-Known Member

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    I would use the tree if it can be reached as well as some chocks.
     
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    Yes:).

    Oh hang on how big are the bits of wood;)

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  4. Karls

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    The wood is about 600-900mm diameter but the lengths will be no more than 900mm long. I will rope the rear to the tree and use chocks but need some recommendations on what chocks to go for?
     
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    Western Slope Rover Well-Known Member

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    I'm Merkin, thus somewhat crude, but I've used carefully chosen rocks for chocks on several occasions.
     
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    That's fair ...

    I glanced at the title and read it as chooks at first ... not many big as**d chickens around here :D ...
     
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    Turboman Rural Activist

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    I used to find a 4wd tractor very effective.
     
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    Probably around 700kg max (guess)so would be surprised if you would need chocks.
    Dig a couple of holes and put the front wheels in:).

    J
     
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    At a push and depending on terrain a ground anchor maybe ok ...

    Always use a tree strop when roping to a tree, better for them and you ...
     
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    That’s what he’s got:confused:.

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    Would that be for a straight pull or more complicated shift ?
     
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    sorry I didn’t include drag coefficient over muddy ground:oops::)

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    Good. Nothing like a Massey! :)
     
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    I didn't use to rope to anything. Just stick it in gear and pull the timber out! :)
     
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    He mentioned a tree ..

    " about 20 feet behind the Landy is a substantial tree that I could attach the rear of the Landy to " ...

    I think that was to stop himself sliding for'ard whilst pulling the timber ...
     
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    I know. But he didn't like that suggestion, kept on going on about chocks. I have never had any, so I suggested getting a purpose built timber towing machine.
     
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    Unless, of course, the attachment to the tree was less than adequate.
     
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    Hence the use of a tree strop, less damage to the tree, so it might do the job well enough ...
     
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    Geet hawser like you moor a ship with, you won't get a problem! :)

    The purple strops are very good, think they are 20 tonne rated. Fraction the price of proper tree strops from Honey Bros.
     
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    Geet hawsers act like a garrote on trees ...
     
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