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Dumb winch question of the day

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TX Mudder, Dec 26, 2002.

  1. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    Warn 8000lb winch: $554
    Warn 12000lb w inch: $969

    Ok, so what is wrong with getting the 8k and using a snatch block (I think that's what they're called) to double it up for 16k?
    Obviously the HD rock guys who are in danger of flipping over don't want to wait to rig a line, but for the rest of the truck why is this a bad idea?

    -- Mike
     
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> I've seen 8k winches stall even with the snatch block. Hell, I've seen 12k winches stall even with the snatch block... </font color>
     
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    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    I've had real good luck with my 8K. Its done everything I've asked.
     
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    ntsqd 1/2 ton status

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    Line speed would be the only reason I can see for my own use. Divide line speed by the number of runs. Doubled up = 1/2, tripled up = 1/3, etc.
    There are uses (lots of mud maybe ?) where being 'over winched' means that you're not working the winch as hard so your duty cycle can go up. Self recovery winches are not designed for 100% continuous service.
     
  5. 79Beast

    79Beast 1/2 ton status

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    If you are gonna use it a lot, get the 12k. If it is for only occasional use, get the 8. If you take my advice, get a high speed 9500.
     
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    8274-50 pulling a 12k lb load with a snatch block is still faster and uses less current than an M12000. Holds 150' of line and no load retrieval speed is 74 ft/min /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I'm hoping to have one on the front of my truck by spring.
     
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    That winch is defiantly the king of them all.
     
  8. m j

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    which is of course why Warn has used that style as a model for its entire line /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

    oh wait they didnt, and that style is reserved for boat trailer hand winches.


    cough MYTH cough
     

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