Tuf-Tug Dual-Capacity Cable Hoist/Puller - 2500-Lb./5000-Lb.
A Performance Cable Puller
I have used this product on 2 different types of jobs, both of them were a challenge, and TUF-TUG got the job done, and done well. See attached pictures.
#1 - Removing large tree stumps for installing a hot-tub.
#2 - Extracting massive boulders from the ground, and placing them into wave-breaking barriers.
* It is very important to make sure the cable winding is tight and organized, otherwise the cable will bunch up and get caught in the leaf-spring.
* The cable has a tendency to start twisting when under load, so it needs to be removed and corrected to avoid damage.
In conclusion, it is a great product, especially for a long haul, because of the 20/10 foot cable length, but you MUST pay close attention to the cable winding while using it, or it will fail.
For vertical hoisting, I have reservations, so I will be buying a 6-Ton Levered Chain Hoist to use on the hoisting transit crane I am designing and building.
June 3, 2013
Can lift anything
For most jobs it is a bit of an overkill but I certainly never have to worry that it couldn't do the job. Just buy it, you will not regret it.
April 24, 2013
tuf tug works great
I was very pleased with the tuf tug. High quality, well made, quite durable, will last a long time. Far, far better than any "low cost chinese options", the price is high, but, as they say, you get what you pay for.
October 16, 2012
A Tuf-Tug Indeed!
This hoist/puller worked like a charm when needed for pulling a van out of a snowdrift mess! (It didn't help the driver had spun the wheels to sink even deeper into the mud underneath.) Everyone was impressed by the quality and strength of the unit. We just wrapped the cable around a few conveniently located trees and with a few pulls the van was out! I think I might be buying another one for stereo when I have a problem with my tractor...
March 14, 2011
This is a "Super" Cable Hoist/Puller
If your serious about safety, you need this product. It's by far the best Cable Hoist/Puller I've ever used. I had a cheap one and it broke on me, luckily I wasn't hurt. But it taught me a lesson that I will never forget. You can't beat the quality and stability of this Cable/Hoist!! It works great, and is very safe!!
November 17, 2008
If you want to feel confident when you hook up something to be pulled or dragged then this is the tool. This is not a lightweight tool you can throw in your toolbox but is a professional (USA built) tool you can use with confidence. It's a bit heavy but built solid. Oh yea, did I mention USA built? I try to buy quality tools when I can and this one certainly is that.
January 14, 2008
Rough and tuff cable puller
For doing the tough job in the woods for pulling over them great big Oak trees that don't seem to fall over after being cut off with the chain saw or hang up in other trees, the Tuf_Tug 2500 pound cable puller does a super job of moveing the trees to get them on the ground.
March 9, 2007
Tuf-Tug Cable Hoist
Boy, this product does everything! I use it to wench anything from my ATV, cars onto trailers, hunting and big repairs jobs. The best part is the dual capaciaty of the wench from 2500lbs to 5000lbs just by doubling the cable.
November 17, 2006