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Pulling stuff with a drill winch

Pulling stuff with a drill winch
so a few weeks ago we built this snake pit skinny I call up the snake pit skinny because it's in this woodpile that definitely has snakes but the skinny line was actually made from dead trees we cut down some dead trees and dragged these logs over here and we didn't cut them up into small little pieces we brought the entire thing over using the

winch

in the Gator down this particular situation we were able to Park the Gator over there run the

winch

cable out and drag the logs wherever we
pulling stuff with a drill winch
wanted to but there are a lot of places in my yard where I don't want to cut the trail wide enough for the Gator so I started looking for

winch

es that I could bring out in the forest like little 12-volt

winch

es that I could hook to a

drill

battery and then I found one that I thought was perfect this is the Warren

drill

winch

you hook your

drill

up right here any cordless

drill

and it can operate this thing the fit and finish is really good it looks good it's got a little window where you
can see the

winch

cable they have a nice heavy hook on the back you have a lock and unlock over here so you can pull the cable out yourself and it says here that it can pull 500 pounds so I'm willing to bet it can probably pull more so we're gonna go and use this for some actual work that I'm going to need for next week and then maybe we'll have a little bit of fun with it and see what I can actually do here's some dead wood over here doesn't look so good it's kind of
eaten by bugs I don't know if we want to use this the further we get the further I'm gonna have to drag this freaking thing once we find it this is I believe garbage pine that's a native species to North Carolina it looks like we have something a little more useable out here this piece right here actually looks to be in good condition and I could probably drag the whole thing out how hard is this to move oh this is heavy folks at least for a little guy like me I'm gonna wrap this
rope around this piece of dead tree this way I don't mess up the

winch

cable oh this is not easy good help they knew how to tie knots now we need something to brace the

winch

up against this tree looks as good as any loop the

winch

around here okay so we can unlock this here and we can pull the cable out okay lock her back up all right we're safely hooked in there seems fairly effortless I just need to get it over there and then I think it's wide enough to get it on the hand truck
and get it most of the way back is that my

drill

I'm thinking that's a protection like a torque limiter inside the

winch

I think that the log is binding up on the topsoil over there there we go yeah now we're not getting the limiter at all I gotta say this was gonna save my back big time cuz I'm out here every week trying to come up with content building things and oftentimes it's just me

drill

does not sound good it's smoking that's kind of normal for Ryobi cost was
pulling stuff with a drill winch
no object here you know we could just fly this thing out with a helicopter or whatever that's what I wanted to avoid I wanted to avoid digging up my trail over here because once you get past this lomi

stuff

you have peanut butter like this watch is kicking hard I have high hopes for this thing but I'm starting to have second thoughts I mean Kevin and I could probably sort of muscle this thing around it's not that big of a log it can't be more than 15 inches in diameter and we
can't what can you pull with it I considered cutting this into smaller pieces but I really want as big a pieces as possible because some parts of the wood might be messed up I want to save as much of it as I can well here on the

drill

this is unimaginably slow all right I'm gonna have to do this the old-fashioned way channel your inner grandpa I can't believe how this is actually working right now I wonder how many people are going to unsubscribe today like why am I watching this oh
now what I know how this is gonna go already okay am I gonna have to

winch

this thing needs higher way down the trail all right

winch

time inevitably in the comments it's like you should just use a track hoe and just pick it up and bring it out there and it's like what would that be a very interesting video using the right tool to move things no that's not what you're here for all right we're home free now we're really putting this thing to work okay we're so close we
can mill it over there on the forest road we just can't do it out here I want a nice flat spot to set up my sawhorses the strategy is use the high speed for the easy

pulling

and then when it starts to work hard switch it to low gear but if you use low gear all the time you're gonna be here all day I mean it's inch bite in my poor trail this sucks it's hailing right now there's ice balls hitting me in the head look at all of them bouncing on the trail over there can just get
it around this turn and we're like home free then I can just hook it up to the Gator wow if I were to do this again first of all I will try and get some kind of a sled and I would get this on to the sled because it would move down the trail much easier if I was doing it by myself then I guess I would have no choice but to use the

winch

or something but this is not a good way to move timber around however it was a really good test for that little

winch

and I'd say it somewhat passed if
pulling stuff with a drill winch
you're not moving anything this big I mean we really put this thing through the wringer all right that wasn't fun at all I said we were gonna have some fun with this thing it's time to make good on that when I want to have fun with the product the first place I start is the warnings never exceed 500 pounds we did that they spoiled the fun with that torque limiter never use product.if wire rope is damaged okay that's that's fair never use as a hoist say no more I'm gonna
find a suitable tree limb or something I've got an idea so obviously I'm gonna recommend you don't do this I'm sure you guys can do the math at this point Saturday it could be just laying in bed I could be hiking bike riding but this is my job now that was oh crap now what the hell am I gonna do okay let's see if we can lower down put in Reverse I got myself into this all right I think we're gonna have to oh that worked all right up until now we didn't do anything
practical with this one use case that I could see is recovering a UTV if you don't already have a

winch

on it this will only pull 500 pounds but if the UTV is like in the mud and you just can't get the tires going can you pull it up a slope so that's the question I'm gonna put the Gator in neutral I forgot we were still on a slope don't act like you've never made that Oh easy making easy work of this more barely on a slope once it gets to the slope we'll see where
this thing's hearts really at all right it's starting to strain a little bit so I'm gonna throw the

drill

in low gear she's moving slow as hell but she's moving now we got that torque limiter do not rely on this for self recovery it's it's not gonna happen it's gonna leave you high and dry and that brings up an important point I'm trying to figure out what this thing really is designed for what this thing could really be useful for I was able to pull a small
piece of timber out of there I was absolutely able to hoist myself up to the deck but they don't recommend you use this as a hoist although we didn't need one for the log we could have used a snatch block or any type of pulley but that would also cut the speed in half and this thing is already excruciatingly Lea slow the verdict is it's got a great fit and finish it does what it says very smooth operating good quality hooks good quality handle good quality everything but what can you
really use it for if you didn't find this review useful I hope you at least found it entertaining if you want to know what I did with all that timber watch my video my other channel and we gonna link it below otherwise thanks for riding with me today I'll see you next time