What fair lead do you have on your winch?
I ask only because I had problems breaking the winch line on my 20 deluxe with the crappy rollers. I probably broke the winch line a dozen times. But my 22 xp with the rounded aluminum non roller fair lead I have yet to break the polaris line and that's now 2 winters of plowing on it...
When I went to Synthetic on my first SXS, i put the recommended hawse fairlead in and had good luck. But I was just using it as a normal winch, and it really didn't matter. When I went from the stock steel rope to synthetic on the General, i swapped the roller out for the hawse fairlead again.
When I added the plow, MotoAlliance reommended either a strap, Amsteel Blue and the single roller. The one used to guide the rope down the center with a pully style roller. At that point, I put my other roller back on as it had no dings or burrs in in. I could go back to the hawse fairlead. But honestly, I think the thing that hurt it the most, is that tree saver wrap on the first 3-4 feet. Once I took that crap off, it was not only easier to spool back up without binding, but the rope held up better.
We will see, I only have a month of plowing left hopefully. We have another big storm due this Friday. March has been a crazy lion for us this year.