There was a tree stump on our lawn , its diameter is about a bit greater than 4′ , it had bothered us for a few years , we’ve tried chainsaw on it but nothing can go through it, lately we bought a cable puller with 4 ton capacity , hooked onto a pickup and took the stump out like a decayed molar in a few minutes!
Actually cable pullers are heavy duty hand tools and can be used to do a lot of things, sometimes you even can use it in pace of ATV Winch to save money. The rated capacity of cable puller usually comes in from 1 ton to 4 ton(2200lbs to 8800lbs), the reach of the pullers is usually 6 feet to 12 feet, the higher the capacity, the shorter the reach, 1 ton puller can have 12′ reach while 4 ton puller will only have 6′ reach, but some extra heavy duty 4 ton ones can have 11′ or more. We usually call cable puller “Come Along”, by definition, a come along is a hand operated ratchet lever winch, so cable puller can be called come along, along with chain puller, chain hoist, hand winch, trailer winch. Typically hand winch is used to pull boat out of water on the boat trailer or lower the boat into water, hence the name ‘boat trailer winch”, and hand winch has to be fixed onto something before use while you can just hook cable puller onto something heavy, non movable , such as a tree. Here comes chain hoists , a.k.a chain come along, we usually see chain hoists in big warehouse and heavy machinery operation.
The cable pullers are ideal for stretching, pulling, lifting and lowering. To pull vehicles onto the trailer or release the vehicle off the trailer, hold or drag trees when you’re logging, to lift or lower heavy stuff in your house, pull the stuck trees out of somewhere , compare to electric powered winch, such as UTV Winch , cable pullers are inexpensive handy tools. OK, it’s time to get some pullers, the way to do it is to get it online, more than hundreds of good stores at your finger tip.
It’s not a surprise, these hand tools are always ready whenever you need them, but you can’t expect electric powered tools to work all the time, and we have to take pollution into consideration when we use gasoline tools. To leave our sons and grandsons a clean earth, I prefer hand tools over power tools.