Now you can have your own customized winch hook/cable pull strap when it comes time to pull cable. It may not be the most enjoyable time getting stuck but at least you will impress your friends. Obviously, they will ask "where did you get that sweet piece of hardware"?. You will be ready with a response...I know you will. The main thing is just to have fun with it. I know you don't really need one, but you should get one anyway!
Here are the details: It is made of 1" wide strap and sewed with polyester thread. Overall, it is between 11-12" long and has an opening approximately 2" in diameter to attach to the winch hook. The other end is plenty wide to get a hand in there to pull the cable. The text is about 3/4" tall and will fit in a space about 6.5" wide on the strap.
I have done straps with project names or forum screen names on them, but you can have whatever you want on it. Here are some examples of what can be written on the strap as well as those pictured:
PULL IT HARDER
ATTACH TOYOTA HERE
HOLD MY BEER
Y'ALL WATCH THIS
THOUGHT I COULD
I LOVE TREES
Don't be limited by my imagination on what you wish to have on there. Please contact me for any questions about text, placement, etc. If not indicated, all text will be completed in all capital letters. It makes for a clean looking strap. Thanks.
Obviously, this strap is not intended to be used as a winching device, only to protect your hands when pulling out free spooled cable. Please be aware that all aspects of using a winch are dangerous and you should always be observant of your surroundings and equipment. Winch hooks are capable of being fully retrieved past the fairleads which can lead to serious injury. Please winch responsibly.