Need a come along . . .
Results 1 to 3 of 3
Like Tree5Likes
  • 1 Post By ralphtt
  • 2 Post By coaltrain
  • 2 Post By Old Cajun

Thread: Need a come along . . .

  1. Top | #1
    ralphtt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 12:57 PM
    Northeast Tennessee
    Thanked 56 Times in 42 Posts

    Need a come along . . .

    for occasional help in tree work and to ride in the pickup just in case . . .

    Cursory shopping on Amazon shows a two-ton to four-ton come along priced in the neighborhood of $30 to $50 depending on whether you select two-ton or four-ton capacity..

    A relatively inexpensive choice would be this TEKTON four-ton model price at $46. Reviews aren't all that great. The largest problem seems to be a tendency to 'hang up' when trying to lengthen the cable due to interference and faulty cable guides. For my use, this would result in considerable frustration.

    A better come along made by Lugall is in the two-ton capacity range but costs considerably more . . . actually $250. Maybe worth it but a little pricey for my limited use.

    Has to be some middle ground . . . maybe I just haven't looked hard enough. If any of you guys know of a reliable come along at a reasonable price I sure would like to know about it!
    Last edited by ralphtt; 08-12-2017 at 01:43 PM.
    Old Cajun likes this.
    Ralph T
    Benefactor Member NRA


    JD 2038R w/Rimguard loaded R4 tires, wheel spacers, LED lights, fender extensions, IMatch, Heavy Hitch, 8-42 lb suitcase weights, Frontier middle buster.

    220R FEL with 57" materials bucket, Heavy Hitch tooth bar & Hitch'N Can, KBOH hooks, clevises & receiver hitch.

    EA 55 Inch Wicked Root Rake Grapple

    JD Z960M with Tweels, Suspension Seat, Advanced Chute System, Hitch

  2. Remove Advertisements

  3. Top | #2
    coaltrain's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 06:03 PM
    NW Penna
    Thanked 3,156 Times in 2,311 Posts
    I've owned a come-along for as long as I can remember. Used many times in the woods when we were getting firewood with hand tools. Have also used them to extract stuck vehicles.

    It seems there isn't much choice.

    For the cheapest or the cheap -

    Or from a rigging supplier - don't look much different than the Harbor Freight stuff -

    Just not a popular item anymore with so many configurations of power winches available today.
    HydroHarold and Old Cajun like this.
    It is what it is
    Knowledge is power, ignorance is bliss
    2520 w/200CX w/62D2

  4. Top | #3
    Old Pa-pa Old Cajun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 10:26 PM
    South Louisiana
    Thanked 1,377 Times in 1,013 Posts
    I'd be hard pressed to give $250 for a cable come along.

    I have a good chain one, but it's heavy as heck, so I bought a cheap-o cable one from Home Depot for light duty stuff,
    think around $36.
    Works great for quick, light duty (2 ton or less) stuff.
    Never had trouble pulling cable slack, think that the folks who do ain't too swift, imho.
    Gizmo2 and HydroHarold like this.

    2019 4066R with cab (aka Cooterpiller), 2014 997 Z Trak
    Other equip: 1982 IH 274 diesel, 1957 Farmall Cub, Woods Billy Goat 5 foot rotary cutter, Ford three point hitch 6 foot dozer blade,
    home brew dirt and gravel grader, dirt scoop, choppers, Woods six foot belly mount sickle bar, home brew 3PH 25 gallon sprayer, 1992 33 inch cut Snapper
    rear engine rider, 1984 30 inch cut Snapper rear engine rider.

  5. Remove Advertisements


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts