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Those of you have have built a smart bed and pull your Smart up with a winch. Where did you get the pulley wheels for your winch Pulley rack? And what size Pulley did you get. Would you change that to a different or better size?

I appreiate your Ideas and helpfulness

Kent

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Mine is 6" also. Got it at Tractor Supply. Here is a pic. Also here is a link for another source.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#rope-pulleys/=w7oayn

Kent gonna add consider using synthetic winch rope such as Amsteel Blue or Warn in size appropriate for your needs. Does not "whiplash" like cable if it breaks and can easily handle the loads.

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I used a 6" pulley and seems to be fine. If you upgrade to the Synthetic rope (great idea) be sure to get the solid allum fairlead to go with it and scrap the roller type. It works great. I had a steel rope and large stock roller fairlead before, and it was always rolling up badly. Getting bunched up and popping. Eventually the rope started to fray after a few years. After I switched out for the Syn rope and allum fairlead, it rolls up perfect every time. No bunching at all. Lighter and easier to handle too.

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Hay thanks, not only for the dimensions for also for the appropriate counsel. Bill, as luck would have it my winch did come with the allum feirlead I didn't know that was important but it happened. I did get Synthetic rope. Carl, I'll check tractor supply. Thanks for the tip. Also thanks for the websites good information.

Kent

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