Pittsburgh, PA — While reeling in a winch cable, it's important to keep the cable taut so that it doesn't slacken, tangle, jam or become frayed. Usually, this task requires an assistant to hold the cable in order to keep the cable straight.
"As an experienced mechanic who drives a tow truck, I know the difficulties and dangers associated with using a winch for vehicle recoveries, winch-outs and accidents," said an inventor from Childress, Texas. "After having winching trouble with a tow during a blizzard, I decided that a more efficient and safer way was needed."
The inventor then created a prototype of the Roper Chaser, an easy-to-use device that keeps a winch cable taut and aligned in order to prevent slackness, tangling, jamming or fraying while it's being reeled in. This helps to avoid injuries and/or contamination from oil, grime, acid, etc. In addition, it eliminates the need for assistance, as well as saves time and effort. The device also is producible in design variations.