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No-name heavy duty ****** blocks CHEAP on eBay

Took a chance on one of these:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=4618138440

Just got it and it's wonderful. There's only 10 left as I type this (there were 25 when it listed). With shipping it's about $32 -- not bad for a heavy ****** block.

It has a 4" pulley, is about 10" long, and constructed of 1/4" plate. It could save you $20 or more if you need a block. It's alleged to be rated at 20,000 pounds -- and I believe it. The center pin of the pulley is an inch in diameter.

It was risky because the description is sketchy at best -- but I got one anyway (just a hunch). Glad I did.
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Wow, looks good. I bet you got it to pull the Chevys out, because we got rangers, and rangers never get stuck. Never...







At least my doesn't...
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And neither does mine, Grant!!!!

[hey, what's this, my nose is getting longer... ]
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what is a ****** block?
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It's a pulley block used to allow you to do one of two things basically:

1) Make a winch pull when the anchor point is not straight ahead. You can tie off the ****** block to a tree on you left, say, and then run the winch cable through the pulley to a tree on your right.



2) Double your pulling force. You connect the pulley to your anchor point (again, like a tree) ahead of you, then run your winch cable out to the block, through the pulley, and then back to your truck again. Now you have a "double line pull" and your pulling force is doubled at the expense of the speed you can pull, and how far.



Here I am being pulled up a very steep slope by TBarCYa using a ****** block to double the pull.

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As a footnote to Johns post. The way a ****** block differs from a standard block is that it can be opened to insert the line into the sheave without needing a free end on the line.

I have one from my sailboat. You don't even want to know how much those suckers cost
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I was looking at those online -- holy cow! But then, your type is for more "continuous" service aren't they, Phillip?
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Yes, and they are made for higher speed use. More ball bearings, smoother operation.
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I don't know man, there are some things you can go cheap on, others you can't.

Let me know how well it works after a few HARD pulls....pulls that I am very, very far away from...
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True true. Time will tell...

...sure you don't want to steady the cable for me?
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Get two then you can triple your pulling force of the winch, or three to quadruple it...or more!!! How cool
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Yes, keep doing that until you run out of winch cable and can't move at all, lol! However, you'll have an absolutely fabulous "cat's cradle"...
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boy not what i expected, all i saw was "No-name heavy duty ******..."

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and CHEAP...right...lol
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DOH!

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no seriously, I clicked on forums from the homepage. It lists the forums and showed this topic as the last one replied to. It just cuts off the title after so many characters i guess.

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I got my Milemarker for 53$ its 24,000 rating and is greasable.
I just checked summit and they are 62$ now + tax or shipping/handling

Is there a grease fitting on it john?
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Mine's greasable: I pop off the c-clip, grease the pulley and shaft, and put it back together, lol.

And I use Tom-Pac 2557 fully synthetic PAO grease -- waterproof, clinging and long lasting.
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I was using the red lucas grease.. not sure the name. I had the green
lucas before but it sorta sucked.
Thats a good find but I'm not feeling ripped off on my MM block yet.

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if i had a winch i would jack one for work we just put a bunch of milemarkers on the hmmvs they came with ****** blocks,really big heavy duty tow straps, and abunch of other crap i wish i could make a whole winch kit disapper but there heavy as hell and wont fit in a pocket
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if i had a winch i would jack one for work we just put a bunch of milemarkers on the hmmvs they came with ****** blocks,really big heavy duty tow straps, and abunch of other crap i wish i could make a whole winch kit disapper but there heavy as hell and wont fit in a pocket
Yes, it's nice having a MM hydro and being in the Army...... .....heh-heh
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i take it you stuck one in your pocket it wouldnt be hard for me i work in the motorpool im trying to make some m101a2 trailer tires fit in my pocket 285/70/r16 mt's but i think i would get caught with my luck and thats not good
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i take it you stuck one in your pocket it wouldnt be hard for me i work in the motorpool im trying to make some m101a2 trailer tires fit in my pocket 285/70/r16 mt's but i think i would get caught with my luck and thats not good
Nah, I bought mine but they do have some cool parts for them, like the bypass, ****** blocks, shackles, etc.
When we got back from Iraq, the motor pool guys had 2 pallets of the old 24 volt Warns and a new MM hydro......I have no idea what happened to them, but I can assure you never made it to the new motor pool!
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Nah, I bought mine but they do have some cool parts for them, like the bypass, ****** blocks, shackles, etc.
When we got back from Iraq, the motor pool guys had 2 pallets of the old 24 volt Warns and a new MM hydro......I have no idea what happened to them, but I can assure you never made it to the new motor pool!
they probley scraped them if they gave me a brand new 24volt warn and i could figure out some way to mount it on my truck i still wouldnt do it they are p.o.s every time ive tried to use one they have never worked the milemarkers how ever are great winches and givin the chance i would put one on my truck probley have to modify it to make it work

we installed about 20 of them in iraq they where a pain in the a** to install
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they probley scraped them if they gave me a brand new 24volt warn and i could figure out some way to mount it on my truck i still wouldnt do it they are p.o.s every time ive tried to use one they have never worked the milemarkers how ever are great winches and givin the chance i would put one on my truck probley have to modify it to make it work

we installed about 20 of them in iraq they where a pain in the a** to install
Rand on here has one on his Ranger. All the winches are the same (military and civilian) all you would need is to buy the right Ranger fittings. Maybe one can "fall of the back of the delivery truck"...*wink*wink* Did you guys get them in the HUGE wooden crates.....that would be hard to fit in your pocket!

The one I got I actually bought from a Marine reservist, and some parts that came with it bear a striking resemblence to the military ones...like the fairlead was painted black, cable was greased, the hoses with it were WAY long (like HMMWV long)...all things we do to the ones on our COLT truck.....kind of makes me wonder actually.
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