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Thread: Hawse versus Roller Fairlead

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    Knows a Thing or Two ScoobyCarolanNC's Avatar
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    Hawse versus Roller Fairlead

    Hey Y'all! Searched here & JLWrangler, but figured I'd ask here to get a wider bunch of answers. Hawse Fairleads versus Rollers: Which is better at what? Pros & Cons? Can you even use a hawse with a steel cable (some people say no)? Rollers look like they'd rust out and need to be maintained, is that true?

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    Here's a thread that has some info: https://wayalife.com/showthread.php/...winch-question

    Me personally, I wanted synthetic and it came with the hawse style fairlead and has worked fine. Used many times.
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    i have a steel warn hawse fairlead for my cable. there's really no point in running rollers at this point in my opinion. From what iv seen they damage easily and seem to be inferior. If you're going hawse with steel cable you need to make sure you buy steel NOT aluminum.

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    The rollers wonít rust or seize unless youíre really rough on them. Usually itís rollers with wire cable and hawse with synthetic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    Here's a thread that has some info: https://wayalife.com/showthread.php/...winch-question

    Me personally, I wanted synthetic and it came with the hawse style fairlead and has worked fine. Used many times.
    Thanks bud! Do you think synthetic is worth the coin if Iím not using it that much?

    Quote Originally Posted by Braxtonsag View Post
    i have a steel warn hawse fairlead for my cable. there's really no point in running rollers at this point in my opinion. From what iv seen they damage easily and seem to be inferior. If you're going hawse with steel cable you need to make sure you buy steel NOT aluminum.
    Iím thinking of going with cable to save some coin & didnít think you could run a hawse.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2nd.gunman View Post
    The rollers wonít rust or seize unless youíre really rough on them. Usually itís rollers with wire cable and hawse with synthetic.

    Good to know!

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    Hawse versus Roller Fairlead

    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyCarolanNC View Post
    Thanks bud! Do you think synthetic is worth the coin if Iím not using it that much?



    Iím thinking of going with cable to save some coin & didnít think you could run a hawse.
    Warn says on their website that the cast iron hawse is good for steel cable or synthetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyCarolanNC View Post
    Thanks bud! Do you think synthetic is worth the coin if Iím not using it that much?



    Iím thinking of going with cable to save some coin & didnít think you could run a hawse.
    I know several people that bought steel to save money then later switched to synthetic. Steel is heavier and a little more cumbersome to deal with. But if you honestly don't think you'll use it much, get the steel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyCarolanNC View Post
    Thanks bud! Do you think synthetic is worth the coin if Iím not using it that much?



    Iím thinking of going with cable to save some coin & didnít think you could run a hawse.
    Warn vr series with steel cable ships with a steel hawse fairlead. I also went steel because Iíll likely only every use it for recovering others out of snow or bush removal. When the cable breaks down Iíll probably replace it with synthetic rope. If you do that just make sure the winch drum is free of burrs and swap to an aluminum hawse fairlead

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