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NEED HELP ON CAN CAR WINCH

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a fellow needs help with this winch, any ideas???

I have a Tree Farmer C-5 with a Can-Car 20 winch, and the cable pulls out so hard that I have to hook it to a tree and pull away to get the cable off, and then when I have a hitch on it, the cable wants to pull out when I am skidding. I know there are bands in there, has anyone ever replaced them is it a big job, what kind of money am I looking at spending.

Thanks Guys

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Not sure what a CanCar winch is, any more details? Haven't seen one, is it their own unit or made by Carco or Isaaccson or somone else? Regards, Russell

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Has the free spoll been correctly adjusted? He may also have the break draging.

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Can-Car was Canadian Car and Foundry, they dabbled in sawmill equipment at Vancouver. Heavy into RR equipment manufacturing circa `70`s. Wouldn`t be surprised if they are in Paccar`s fold?.

mike

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Mikey

Can Car only built the Treefarmer under license for a short

time. They were originaly Garret Treefarmer. Now they are

Franklin Treefarmer. I have never seen one with a Carco winch.

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The winch would have " Can-Car " on it with possibly " Pacific" as well. Different outfit than Carco.

mike

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Mike

I have never seen a Can Car winch on a skidder.

I sold 3 C5's a few years ago,all had Braden Winches.

I have owned several Treefarmers and worked with dozens

of them. Once in a great while you will see a Lufkin or Hyster

hydraulic winch on special order machines,but the standard

was Braden, on the early C4 and C5's, Then they switched to

Gearmatic, The last several years most have Franklins.

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KoO

After double checking that is a Gearmatic #20 winch.

I have the book and all the spec's. It has two bands and

a hydraulic master cylinder control. It is real simple to

adjust and work on. Let me know and I will post the pictures

and information.

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thansk sawmill, here is the thread.

http://www.heavyequipmentforums.com/Forum/...21433#post21433

thansk

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Sawmill

Maybe in your dryer climate them gearmatics work good but here in land of rust every Monday morning was a battle with the Mod 19 on the Timberjack :(:( Drag rigging to turn set (throw) it down dig choker hole and turn your head just in time to see sliders go over fairlead :angry::angry: :angry: :angry: Once shined up they were a pulling concern. But adjustments behind the 500 pound plate got to be just right to make them work good :P:P

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CC

There is a reason those winches are sealed.

But some folks never learn,and don't pay attention

to details like gaskets and minor stuff like that when they

rip into stuff. I can change the bands and adjust them while

waiting for the engine to warm up. :lol::lol:

KoO have your friend go to www.westernintech.com. He can

download the complete service,parts,and installation manuals

for free. He can get his parts from the same place. :D

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THANSK SAWMILL, WILL DO

THANSK

sorry for the caps, LOL

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Hey ive seen youve had trouble with your winch. Here we have a Timberjack 240 with gearmatic winch. When it gets to hard to pull out, we add washers or make gaskets to make it thicker under the hydrolic cylinder thats on the winch. And one thing id like to add is every day when not in use you should put a tarp on it to prevent the rain to go through. If its like a gearmatic your problem is maybe only rust on the bands. Never buy jobber parts ( after market ) bands , we once did that and we had lots of trouble to adjust and to keep adjusted.

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