Northern Industrial Ratchet Strap Hand Puller - 2 Ton
I would give it NO stars if I could.
If you were thinking of buying this product, my advice is "Don't".
I'm used to using winches and hoists, professionally. I bought the Northern Industrial Ratchet Strap Hand Puller - 2 Ton, to shift stuff around in my garage, because it looked compact and clean to use.
The first time I attempted to use it, the strap jammed, mid lift. Its length of strap is misleading; most of that won't fit on the winding drum.Pull more than about six feet and it will jam solid, refusing to either lift or lower. I had to rig a rope and pulleys to take the strain, while I dismantled this piece of junk to free off the drum.
It may be that there are a few things this tool can do, maybe there's even something it does well.
Pulling and winching and hoisting are not its strong points.
Looking shiny, perhaps?
March 27, 2014
handled my needs with some adaptation
My wife's van transmission went bad on a trip. We did not want a shop 500 miles from home fixing it. I rented a U-haul and picked the van up. because it had not transmission at all, forward or reverse I could not drive it up the on the trailer. I used this puller to bring it up the trailer. I really liked the webing vrs the cable. The ratcheting mechanizm really only works well for about 1' - 12' range. After about 12' the webing gets in the way of the ratcheting. However the trailer was over 20' long so I had to attache extension webing anyway. Once i figured out about the 12' length the ratcheting worked very well for me and the van was pulled up onto the trailer very quickly. Releasing the ratchet was almost impossible the first time, as I had ratcheted up right at 14' feet. Once I did release that and did it again with only about 10' the ratchet released much easier.
If it had been 20' long or worked the whole 15' I would have given it 5 stars. As is it is still a very useful tool.
I now have this as part of my "repair" kit that I keep in my truck. Ratchet, tow strap, and small jack.
January 9, 2012
Inexpensive problem solver
I bought this to straighten a bend cross brace under my 36' motor home and it worked like a gem. It is a real valve for the money
March 1, 2010
nice to have the adjustability of 20 feet. the cable ones are stronger but the length is so short.not the best but it suits my needs.
February 28, 2010
hard to wind back up
My strap got wet once and swelled. Now I cannot wind the last 5 feet up. In spite of that, I use it often. You cannot wrap the strap around the object you want to pull. The hook will cut throught the strap like water. I use a chain to wrap around the object, and then connect the hook to the chain.
February 23, 2010
1 time use only
1-strap does not allow you to melt snow and ice off with a torch wen its freezing unlike steel cable therefore causing you not to be able to use it
2-the plastic handle gets sticky an sticks to your hand at about 110 degrees outside weather
4-hard to wind back up
5-strap is more prone to chaffing then a steel cable
6-hooks are not of quality
this come-along us useless, an jsut a waste of space an moeny. So in the end my daughter does drama at school an the one play had a construction site type setting an i just took it out storage an said here you go so its now donated to her scool as a prop were its best suited
July 1, 2009
limited pull range
I bought 3 of these thinking they would help to pull a heavy crate up an inclined doorway. This plan failed miserably because after pulling only four feet or so, the bulk of the strap completely fills the metal shell, and you cannot pull any farther. Also, the web is then tightly jammed in the metal shell. The only job these work for is tightening down a load where you only need to take up a couple feet of slack.
October 15, 2007