I wonder if you could use the pins to take a wrap, then go around a pin and wrap the other way, so as to prevent rope twist while lowering?
I sure would like to see how the ropes supposed to wrap on it. I can figure out most of it, but there are some parts I'm not sure of.Right off the bat, I am leery of all those little spikes sticking out of the drum.
Maybe they help to avoid overlapping of the rope on the drum?
Your concern could be relieved Nick by using a tail hold block for a redirect, then your worst case would be the truck spinning its tires, or maybe sliding towards the tail hold. Cause I'm sure you wouldn't want to create a bad line angle by pulling out on the upper block. Also, I trust you wouldn't have the truck directly under the load.Looks simple enough. I'm a bit skeptical of hitch-anchored rope brakes. I'm waiting for the picture of a log suspended in mid air, dude holding the rope, and the back tires 2' off the ground!
Convenient idea, though.
That's what I was thinking. I don't know about you guys but my pickup weighs 5,000 lbs empty. If you start dragging that around or lifting it in the air you are cutting a really really big piece. One that should be anchored to something more solid. That being said I would like to make something to fit on the front of my bucket truck. Better get to workin' on it.Looks like someone went a little overboard with the welder to me. Big time overkill. Not to take away from the person who made it.