What is a winch pulley block?

A winch pulley block is a heavy-duty pulley inside a metal casing. The casing can be opened easily, making it easy to wrap the cable around without meticulously trying to thread it in. The pulley is designed to support heavy loads and can be used to redirect lines for when self recovery when stuck.

How much does a snatch block increase winch capacity?

Snatch blocks are also used to increase the lifting or pulling capacity of wire hoists and winches. It’s common for this method to produce a 100% increase in pulling or lifting capacity – beware of the extra force this has on fixing / anchor points.

Who makes a good snatch block?

Best Snatch Block For Winch Comparison Table

Product Name Product Capacity
Rhino USA Snatch Block for Winch Recovery 13.5 tons
Smittybilt 2744 Universal Snatch Block 8.8 tons
KFI Products ATV-SB Snatch Block 4 tons
TGL Tow Strap with 2-Pack D Ring Shackles and 10 Ton Snatch Block 10 tons

Can you use a snatch block without a winch?

While you should never winch without using a line dampener, a broken line or snatch block is still a recipe for a bad time and can not only injure you and your rig, but it could leave you stranded as well.

How much will a 2500 lb winch lift?

So how much weight can a 2,500 pound winch pull? A 2,500lb winch can pull a 7,500lb truck out of a tuff spot.

Does a snatch block double a winch capacity?

Using a snatch block will double your load capacity and will allow you to spool out more cable to reach the maximum rating of your winch. For even more power, you can rig up a triple line pull.

What is a fiddle block?

A fiddle block is a compact series of pulleys designed to give MA. They’re widely used in applications such as sailing and the aborist industry, but we’ve not really seen them for 4X4s.

How does a block and tackle system work?

A block and tackle or only tackle is a system of two or more pulleys with a rope or cable threaded between them, usually used to lift heavy loads. The pulleys are assembled to form blocks and then blocks are paired so that one is fixed and one moves with the load.

How do you double the pulling power of a winch?

If you want to double the power of your winch, or if the anchor point is too close to let out enough cable for a strong pull, use a snatch block to double the line. Using a snatch block will double your load capacity and will allow you to spool out more cable to reach the maximum rating of your winch.

Why do you need a snatch block on a winch?

(Optional). Up the pulling power and aid in the sharp angle and 3-point rigging of your winch, courtesy of a snatch block.

Can a snatch block be used as a wire rope pulley?

A wire rope pulley is a block that can be opened on one side to quickly and easily insert a wire rope without having to remove the load or change direction of the cable. For use with everything from sailboats to ATVs, a snatch block can be a real workhorse.

What kind of winches do I need for a ratchet pulley?

We stock a wide variety of winches and pulleys used for lifting and transporting applications. These include ratchet pullers, hand winches and manual winches as well as steel wire rope, spare cable for pullers and replacement shear pins for wire rope pullers. Whatever the project, we’ve got the pulley!

How big is a 10T snatch block pulley?

10T Snatch Block Towing Pulley Blocks- 22,000 LB. Capacity Recovery Winch Snatch Blocks for Winches, Tractor, ATV, UTV (Black) . . Only 6 left in stock – order soon. . Usually ships within 5 to 7 days. . Only 19 left in stock – order soon.