O.C.G.D. Thread, part two

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And already it's paying off. Tomorrow I have work in New Smyrna Beach which is 45 miles away. No hauling, so I can take the lighter trailer and haul it with my pickup, which is way more comfortable and gets twice the fuel economy. F350 gets 8mpg and no radio yet.
 

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Wired or wireless dump remote? Since converting both of mine to wireless, I can’t believe I didn’t do it sooner.
 

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Wired, I always bolt the controller to the inside of the box so it doesn't get banged up and the button is always in the same spot. I can use it without looking for it. The magnets always break off and the wire always gets tangled up in all the other crap in the box otherwise.
 

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With the wireless, you can dump from inside the cab when dumping alone, pulling forward as the load slides out. Or, if it's a contrary load, you can dump from behind while watching the load.
 

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I don't have one of course, but I've come very close to getting one several times. What's not to like? Secure mount, and a gate that can be locked or not. $80 is nothing for something you spend a lot of time at, and make money while doing it. That's 16 $5 beers at the bar, so four nights out, and you've got something to show for it. IOW, after four 4 hour days(@ 1 beer/hour at the bar) climbing, it'll be paid for, and free ever after.

Let me know what other gear you want. I'll get you spending all your money, and feeling good doing it :^D
 

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Was looking for something 1/2, midline attach, but still light and stronger than the Omni block 1.5 for neg rig...(3/8s stable braid in pulley)

weight is one pound

17kN WLL....should be using it this week...



Is anyone using a small swing cheek pulley or Omniblock or Pinto for light rigging? Would you consider this piece of sailing gear instead? It is midline attachable. I got interested in in how rigging rings and soft shackles are floating around the marine world, and four wheel offroading and arborists and hammock people and slackline people.
It comes in three sizes. I tried to compare the mid size MXLEVO 12 to the little Omniblock 1.5
Omniblock 1.5 : Max line size 13mm, weighs 260g, costs $105 and has MBS of 8,093 pounds. The MXLEVO 12: Max line size 12mm weighs 90g, costs about $110 and has a MBS of 8,370 pounds. I only had the small MXLEVO 10 to take a picture of.
 

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Is anyone using a small swing cheek pulley or Omniblock or Pinto for light rigging? Would you consider this piece of sailing gear instead? It is midline attachable. I got interested in in how rigging rings and soft shackles are floating around the marine world, and four wheel offroading and arborists and hammock people and slackline people.
It comes in three sizes. I tried to compare the mid size MXLEVO 12 to the little Omniblock 1.5
Omniblock 1.5 : Max line size 13mm, weighs 260g, costs $105 and has MBS of 8,093 pounds. The MXLEVO 12: Max line size 12mm weighs 90g, costs about $110 and has a MBS of 8,370 pounds. I only had the small MXLEVO 10 to take a picture of.
You might try a hefty chain link for a very cheap price. About the same.
 

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I don't have one of course, but I've come very close to getting one several times. What's not to like? Secure mount, and a gate that can be locked or not. $80 is nothing for something you spend a lot of time at, and make money while doing it. That's 16 $5 beers at the bar, so four nights out, and you've got something to show for it. IOW, after four 4 hour days(@ 1 beer/hour at the bar) climbing, it'll be paid for, and free ever after.

Let me know what other gear you want. I'll get you spending all your money, and feeling good doing it :^D

Fwiw, I've used a taped-open biner for years. It's about the same, but round target than flat.

Idk if it stays perpendicular to the saddle less than a flat, specialty carrying tool.
K.I.S.S. IMO

$15-20
 

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I'm actually pretty happy with what I'm using, but the Transporter would take it to a new level. I like the closable gate that'll allow nothing in or out. What I'm using has a fairly small gate, so less chance of undesirable hooking/clipping, but not as good as it could be.

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Yea, the "only $75" is what I keep getting hung up on. What I have works fine, so it's hard to justify in practical terms, but this stuff is what I spend money on. If I don't spend it on this, it won't get spent :shrugs: If the right opportunity appears when I'm in the right mood, I might end up with one.
 

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Decided to give this much-discounted, Factory Seconds aerial friction device a try.

Great rope bend radius, particularly for larger ropes.

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This arrived.


What do you think is the strongest way to hang this? The shackle is 5/8", and a WWL of 3.25T, 6500 pounds.

I have some big-azz shackles that are more like 1"diameter that could go into the bow shackle of the device to increase the bend radius of the anchor sling, seemingly the weakest point.

Maybe a loopie in a basket formation?
T-rex, tenex, tenex-tec? Didn't look at breaking strengths, yet?
 

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i prefer tenex tec over t-rex but t-rex is cheaper in europe. you are probably not using this device for negative rigging trunk wood?
i would go for a basket configuration, that also makes the small bend radius a little less problematic..

if you don't like it, you can still use the shakle on the end of heavier rigging line and the rest could be a mantel piece :)
 

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i prefer tenex tec over t-rex but t-rex is cheaper in europe. you are probably not using this device for negative rigging trunk wood?
i would go for a basket configuration, that also makes the small bend radius a little less problematic..

if you don't like it, you can still use the shakle on the end of heavier rigging line and the rest could be a mantel piece :)
I can imagine using it to hang whole trees off other trees. Maybe Double-whip tackle with it. Don't really know. $75...hopefully worth a try.
 
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