Love that front bumper!
Man, I dig that front basket too! That little hummer could prove to be quite useful in my world, and the price isn't bad neither. But the shipping cost???? Good googlie-wooglie! Even right here in the U.S., they want more for shipping it than the price of the basket itself, and that's ridiculous!! That silly thing doesn't weigh but 20 lbs.! Hell, I had four 27" Bighorns shipped here for free, and they weighed triple that amount! No sir! Nice basket, but there's just gotta be a better way than spending $300 USD.
Yeah, thanks Jim, but I did look there. No luck. No StrongMade products to be had there, but it's all good! As best I can tell, the only aftermarket merchant that sold them on-line (the SM-230W specifically), was HighLifter, and their Checkout page was all screwed-up. But StrongMade sold direct. It was about $35-$40 higher, but the UPS Ground shipping was only $17, compared to $164 quoted by HighLifter, and I'm perfectly happy with that.
Check out the plow/winch strap from KFI- Got 2 years on mine, no problems. Installed on a Honda Pioneer with 6' blade.I have been very happy with my Superwinch 3500. My question is about the synthetic rope though. I love the synthetic rope and I use my winch often. The problem comes when using it for plowing snow. The rope wears through and breaks several times through out the winter. Is there anything I can do to fix that? I've replaced the rope at least 3 times now, with different brands, and the same results.
I use an aluminum hawse fairlead. You can also get a roller with composite rollers. I am sure some use the steel rollers but I wouldn't. Personal choice I suppose.Not sure I'm using the right terms - does it make a difference to use hauser instead of the roller leads? I've seen the solid metal blocks, but my winch came with the round roller leads on all 4 sides. Would a synthetic rope last longer using the solid block instead?
Yes a synthetic rope should ideally be used with a hawse fairlead, and yes it will last longer. But when it comes to using a plow, it's the angle of your rope that's causing your breakage.Not sure I'm using the right terms - does it make a difference to use hauser instead of the roller leads? I've seen the solid metal blocks, but my winch came with the round roller leads on all 4 sides. Would a synthetic rope last longer using the solid block instead?