Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Texas Hill Country
If there's no bearings and just a block of machined/cast/forged aluminum I would think that's a possibility. Most of the recovery situations I've been involved with are usually short pulls - somebody flopped and they just need to be flipped back to four on the ground. There have been some very long pulls where I think a device like this would be completely unsuitable.
Thinking here... there's going to be some loss of efficiency due to friction. The reason I use a snatch block is a) necessary due to straight pull from the winch is impossible or b) I need to increase the pull power. I had to winch a very high centered 4-door off an obstacle and my 10.5k hydraulic winch was struggling so a snatch block to the rescue.
John - WB5THT
2006 LJ, not stock