The “come along” is a ratcheting cable tool really meant for stretching fences and hoisting gear, but it’s a total lifesaver any time you’re stuck needed to apply large amounts of force; it can turn an impossible job into just a difficult one. For example, we used one to load a car the other day, and I’ve used them to drag large equipment around when I got stuck moving it by myself.
The Lug-All come along (pictured) is constructed with heavy duty hooks and cable plus a lightweight aluminum alloy frame with open construction for daily visual inspection of the mechanism — because if something’s hung up inside it you’re never getting it un-hung if you can’t get at it. The Lug-All brand come alongs are factory tested to 125% of the rated capacity of 1000 lbs. to 3 tons.
All a come along really does is transfer force to your load by using a ratcheting cable and lock system, but it can allow a 180 lbs. guy (me) to pull a 4700 lbs. vehicle up onto a trailer by himself. Note that I didn’t say it’s easy or fun, but it can be done.
Street pricing starts at $25.