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Old 04-06-2018, 09:33 AM
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was a pic i got off the web... wasnt the actual tree.. this was the actual tree i had it wrapped around.. the one with the brown bear looking fur stuff climbing up it



you can see my winch line going to and from it... funny enough the tiny tree there in front my winch line was sawing in half during the pull too lol
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Old 04-06-2018, 11:08 AM
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Not all those are poison Ivy

some are grape, some are wisteria, some are coutzo
some are poison oak, some are poison sumac
You also have English ivy, Swedish ivy, etc

I carry a moving blanket in my tool box to put under the winch line
2 reasons, 1 to keep the cable clean, the other to keep from damaging the bark on the tree and killing it
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i ended up cutting the small tree out after we finished moving the shed..
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I try and always to keep the cable clean. That grit cuts and destroys the cables over time. I always clean and lube them as soon as I can after using them.
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Old 04-06-2018, 04:27 PM
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I try and always to keep the cable clean. That grit cuts and destroys the cables over time. I always clean and lube them as soon as I can after using them.
Yup. We only get between 6 mths to a year out of the winch cables on the rollbacks.
Of course, they get used every day, all day.
Cable ease is a good product to wipe on them as they go back in
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I use the CRC Chain and Wire Rope Lube spray.
Seems to work well.
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On the poison ivy, I would think that brake cleaner should work as well. I get nasty outbreaks from that crap all the time. It is all over the place here. Tend to have the free standing bush type mostly.
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i ended up getting some of this stuff to clean it with...

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Zep-Commerc...reaser/3621246

had someone else recommend using gasoline to wash it with but didnt quite like that idea...

and also got some of this to give it a bath in after ive dried it off...
https://www.lowes.com/pd/WD-40-1-Gal...icant/50111786
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Palmolive(green) dish soap in warm water works very well, also. It is a surfactant, which removes oils. I have found this to be a cheap solution. I removed PI from a tow chain by using Palmolive.
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