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General Winch Q's & New MileMarker 8000# electric winch (changed)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TrcksR4ME, Oct 23, 2002.

  1. TrcksR4ME

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    General Winch Q\'s & New MileMarker 8000# electric winch (changed)

    I am thinking about maybe getting a winch, and have heard to go as big as you can afford. Well I can't afford much at this point, but would still like to have something. There are a few inexpensive winches out there like the Ramsey REP 8000, &8000E, the new Mile Marker 8000# electric, probably some others too. Anyone have any experiences with these winches? Any recommendations, insight, things I should know, etc.?


    The new MileMarker one is selling for $399...which is pretty damn cheap. I cannot find any info on how many HP it is, probably not much. I am guessing these are weak, slow, and....?

    Lemme know what you know /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif, thanks!
     
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    Re: New MileMarker 8000# electric winch

    anyone...anyone /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif

    I know you guys have an opinion, everybody here does /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: New MileMarker 8000# electric winch

    They have a warrenty? go for it.
     
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    Re: New MileMarker 8000# electric winch

    we are not very talkive today... /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    Re: General Winch Q\'s & New MileMarker 8000# electric winch (changed)

    Save your money, get a good winch when you can afford it. IMHO a winch may save your a$$, don't skimp on a cheap one, and have it break when you need it most.......
     
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    Re: General Winch Q\'s & New MileMarker 8000# electric winch (changed)

    Buy one, run it through a kwik test, if you like it, buy another one for the back. if not, return the POS for a refund /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: General Winch Q\'s & New MileMarker 8000# electric winch (changed)

    WARN BABY! SAVED MY A$$ FROM ROLLIN ONCE, I WOULDN'T WANT A CHEAPEE IN THAT SITUATION /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: General Winch Q\'s & New MileMarker 8000# electric winch (changed)

    you have 8lug 44 w/ 15" wheels, what back space do you have? did you grind your calipers too? cut the backing plates?
     
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    Re: General Winch Q\'s & New MileMarker 8000# electric winch (changed)

    I think Ramsey makes a great winch, I have a 12K Ramsey. Mile Marker is a good company also. I also own a Warn 9500 and a 8274 (8000K). Either the Ramsy or the Mile marker 8K are OK for a K5. Yes, my opinion is bigger is better as far as winches go BUT - I would rather have an 8k Milemarker or Ramsey when I needed a winch than $400 dollars in the bank.

    The Ramsey business began in 1944, started making PTO winches in the 50's and started making electrics in the 70's. They know how to make good winches.

    Mile Marker started in the 80's with part time kits for full time TC's. Mile Markers are mostly known for their hydralic winches which they supply for the military Hummers also. I have never owned a Mile Marker but I suspect they make a pretty good winch, from reading about them.
     
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    Re: General Winch Q\'s & New MileMarker 8000# electric winch (changed)

    I have 4.25" b.s. I had to grind the calipers and backing plates a little to fit the rims. It is not a safety compromise IMO, there is a lot of metal there. You basically have to slide a rim on, spin it, see where it hits and grind. Paint over the area, put the rim on again, spin, and grind where it hits and so on. It is tedious, but not that bad. First side takes the longest to do.

    The area that needed the most grinding was the edge of the calipers where the backing plates touch. These seemed to be the high spots. You can kinda tell by eye-balling it that it is not perfectly round like the rim is.
     
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    Re: General Winch Q\'s & New MileMarker 8000# electric winch (changed)

    I think I have found a solution. Found a used Warn Winch for sale in my area for $400. Not sure which one, just know its a 8000#, not the upright one though.
     

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