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Old 01-26-2008, 05:14 PM
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Default Jet MM75 Chain Puller

At work we are constantly having to lift piping, motors and valves into place. In September, while lifting a 75 hp blower motor up to its mounting, I sliced through a leather drivers glove and cut the palm of my left hand badly on a frayed come-along cable. The condition if the cable was unnoticed before use as it was rolled up on the roller and not visible. Since then I have gotten rid of the cable type come-alongs and have gone to the chain type pullers. I currently have 3, 2 are 3/4ton with 10' drops and I have a 3/4ton with a 20' drop. I personally find these easier to use and they have a much smoother operation compared to a cable type. The 75 hp motor weights about 600#, usually anything heavier than that we will use a chain fall, but at the lower weights the chain type puller is far easier to set up and use. The one pictured is a Jet MM75, a 3/4ton, with a 10' drop. I've had remarkable results with these and they are really built to last. The only down side is the cost, you can buy a cable type puller starting at about $25, where the chain type is about $250.

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Old 01-26-2008, 06:22 PM
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Jack , I have a C&M 1.5 ton chain come along and Use it a lot more than my chain falls . One of the nice features of the chain verses the cable come along is you can stop in the middle of a stroke of the handle and the load will stay there , where with the cable you have to engage the pawl for the load to stay in place . Cable has it's place but I prefer the chain type . Dan
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Old 01-26-2008, 06:44 PM
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Chains are nice and I believe safer .
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by platypus20 View Post
The only down side is the cost, you can buy a cable type puller starting at about $25, where the chain type is about $250.

Which one would you trust more after 500 uses? That is assuming the cable lasted that long.

OT: I started using the nylon ratchet straps to tie down loads rather then the cable come-a-longs partially due to the wires sticking out and cutting me. The straps don't slip near as easily either.
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:04 PM
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I carry Harrington hoists on my truck. they cost, but are worth every penny.
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:36 PM
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I have both types and they have thier place, but one that I really like is the hydraulic pullback ram. I currently can't find mine at the moment,.
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