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This is a discussion on Pull Pal Type Winch Anchor within the Roll Cages and Safety Equipment forums, part of the General Discussions category; Does anyone know of a source for a reasonably priced ATV/SXS anchor point similar to a Pull Pal? Twice now I've found myself needing an ...

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    Pull Pal Type Winch Anchor

    Does anyone know of a source for a reasonably priced ATV/SXS anchor point similar to a Pull Pal? Twice now I've found myself needing an anchor point and could have really used a portable one.

    Something like this but not so large and heavy.
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    Fortunately for you there is a place in Alaska that fabs up land anchors for UTVs. They sell them for $150-200. I am fairly certain that they are fabbed/sold at Northstar Motorsports in Wasilla so give them a call.
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    The shop is NorthStar Fabworks up in North Pole, AK. I finally heard back from them where they said they would let me know when the next batch is ready for sale. They look pretty well made, I just hope that the angle pulls it in to the ground pretty well.
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    Those things are wicked! After you posted this I coincidentally saw these used the other night on a four wheeling race in Alaska, I would not even venture out into the muck you guys have without for sure having one lol. Looks like you could fab one fairly easily but after getting the materials it sometimes costs so much it is just not worth it.
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    I am pretty sure they sell them in the Valley so if you haven’t poked around it might we worth a check. I saw a guy with a brand new one a month ago on Boulder Creek and he said he picked it up in the valley...I couldn’t recall where but confirmed with AKHUNTER that it was indeed a place in Valley and he thought it was NorthStar motorsports. Good luck and let us know if you do find one closer to home. They look pretty awesome. Thus far we have been using a couple homemade land anchors that seem to work well. AKHUNTER uses a long section of angle aluminum and a shackle. I use a section of chain placed in a V linked thru sections of rebar angled toward the machine. Both work really well and are cheap.
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    can you please describe the a little more the chain/rebar idea -I do not exactly understand....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvarner View Post
    I am pretty sure they sell them in the Valley so if you haven’t poked around it might we worth a check. I saw a guy with a brand new one a month ago on Boulder Creek and he said he picked it up in the valley...I couldn’t recall where but confirmed with AKHUNTER that it was indeed a place in Valley and he thought it was NorthStar motorsports. Good luck and let us know if you do find one closer to home. They look pretty awesome. Thus far we have been using a couple homemade land anchors that seem to work well. AKHUNTER uses a long section of angle aluminum and a shackle. I use a section of chain placed in a V linked thru sections of rebar angled toward the machine. Both work really well and are cheap.
    Pics please?!?! I’m a visual person, I’d like to fab something up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimclemjr View Post
    can you please describe the a little more the chain/rebar idea -I do not exactly understand....
    This is my solution to needing a self recovery system in Alaska’s tundra country. I have only used it once but I had my X4 sunk in a very deep creek and the machine was pointed up at the sky. I actually had to open my doors upward to get out. I was in the middle of an open grass/tundra meadow so no winching options and was in BFE so self recovery was a must. This setup requires an axe or hammer which I have mounted behind my seat. It also requires several 2’ lengths of rebar and a 3-4’ piece of chain. I store the rebar in a small section of black pvc pipe behind the passenger seat for easy access. The chain stays in a rolldown bag in the dash.

    The rebar must fit thru the links of the chain. The key to success is finding semi intact ground (vegetated not muck) and driving the first rebar thru the middle link of the chain at a steep angle (45 degree) toward the machine. Then stretch the chain away from the rig forming a V on the ground. Drive the remaining rebar thru the links of the chain, keeping the chain as tight as possible from the point of the V and continuing to angle the rebar at 45s toward the machine. Once you have everything drove in, just hook your winch to the base of the rebar at the point of the V. As you pull the winch in, the chain and rebar work together and it actually pulls the chain downward into the ground. The pics should show my setup, except I didn’t sink the rebar in my yard. Hopefully you get the idea. It’s surprisingly effective especially if you carry an extra 50’ feet of synthetic winch cable, which generally can get you to solid ground to anchor to.
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    A small Danforth anchor work great too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc T View Post
    A small Danforth anchor work great too.
    I've got one, but getting it to dig in and not just pull out is the issue. The flukes need to articulate more. That is where the original Pull Pal excels, the angle on top forces the fluke into the ground the harder you pull, it's really slick, but very costly.
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