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Winches on sale at Amazon

Post in 'The Gear' started by HDRock, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

    Oct 25, 2012
    Grand Blanc, Mi

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  2. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

    Jul 24, 2010
    Central Michigan
    What are you looking to do? A winch is not a very good tool for hauling wood up hills, out of tough places etc. due to design and power. The power rating is for the first turn and lowers as the cable/cord winds up so if you go with a winch go way "Hearth.com Members" unless this is just for sometimes use to get un-stuck with an ATV or something. Daily or all day repeated use will burn up a winch rather quickly if it is not designed for such use - especially if you are maxing it out like hauling logs would do. As with many things in the tool and heavy equipment industry, you get what you pay for, and cheap winches will likely have cheap gears and lower quality parts increasing the likelyhood of failure and dramatically shortening their useful life span.

    Also, use a blanket or similar over the cable when under stress to limit the recoil if there ever is a break.
  3. btuser

    btuser Minister of Fire

    Jan 15, 2009
    Principality of Pontinha
    Darn it. [​IMG]

    I though you said wenches.
  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

    Dec 4, 2009
    So Cent ALASKA
    Be nice to have one mounted on the bow of my trailer.
    Winch logs & stuff on.
    Could even make a small hoist to save the back with the big rounds :)
  5. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    For hauling logs you want something quick. Warn 8274, HS9500, etc. I have a cheapo 5000lb winch on my trailer and if I spooled it out all the way and powered it in I could eat lunch before the cable is all wound up! Works just fine for the trailer though. Used to use a trailer with an 8274 and it was almost dangerous cause the winch would run so fast!
  6. loadstarken

    loadstarken Burning Hunk

    Dec 16, 2012
    Redmond, WA
    Wow those are some amazing prices!
    I might just have to buy myself a 24volt winch for my truck!
  7. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    Holy cow good prices ED !


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