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    Default Chain/Come Along Tieback

    How many of you out there do tiebacks on side resting vehicles? Most places around here will use struts or step chocks and a winch but I've recently seen some places doing tiebacks with chain and a come along.

    If you do tiebacks, do you have any SOPs/training materials you would be willing to share? I'm interested in learning more.

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    Using a powered winch to load the struts for a tie-back is a BAD IDEA. There have been a couple of instances around me where cars have been hauled back over onto their wheels by the winch.

    We always use a hand winch, either 20k pound straps or wire come-alongs, with chains to complete the tie-back on the dirty side of the car. Shims and cribbing are used on both the clean and dirty side to initially stabalize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerbob View Post
    Using a powered winch to load the struts for a tie-back is a BAD IDEA. There have been a couple of instances around me where cars have been hauled back over onto their wheels by the winch.

    We always use a hand winch, either 20k pound straps or wire come-alongs, with chains to complete the tie-back on the dirty side of the car. Shims and cribbing are used on both the clean and dirty side to initially stabalize.
    That thought had crossed my mind and luckily my department is not one of the ones in the area that uses the winch to load the struts.

    Thanks for the help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerbob View Post
    Using a powered winch to load the struts for a tie-back is a BAD IDEA. There have been a couple of instances around me where cars have been hauled back over onto their wheels by the winch.

    We always use a hand winch, either 20k pound straps or wire come-alongs, with chains to complete the tie-back on the dirty side of the car. Shims and cribbing are used on both the clean and dirty side to initially stabalize.
    UNLESS the Winch solenoid sticks, I don't know WHY this would be happening. ALL winches are designed to be CONTROLLABLE. T.C.

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