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For you ATV with plow owners which system do you prefer. I recently purchased a used quad with a more than I realized used winch rope. While plowing it broke twice. Easy to repair but I was wondering which is really more durable?

Should I replace the rope with new rope or get cable and make sure I treat it with oil on a frequent basis?
 

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I use a Warn with 50' 3000 lb.nylon belt. Never a issue with plow or getting unstuck.
 

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After messing with the factory cable on both my winches I replaced them with synthetic winch ropes.... no more kinked cables for me. I run 3/8" and buy mine on ebay.
 

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I have a rope on my ranger with the automatic shutoff. it works great but I have cables on my other quads. both have their advantages and disadvantages.
 

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Thanks for the input guys. After evaluating and considering, I chose to get cable and make sure I do regular maintenance. More importantly, the dealer also gave me a roller which wasn't on the quad.
 

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RZRhunter said:
I have a rope and it works great, Cables tend to get slightly frayed and always stab into your fingers.
I keep gloves in the bed in case I have to handle the cable. I think that is cables biggest downside.
 

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I notice that you had no fairlead roller when you bought your atv? That alone would cause a rope or cable to go bad quickly.
 

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They make short sections of synthetic winch rope just for plowing . Attaches to the end of the wire cable . Just saw them at Rural King and Tractor Supply .
 
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