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Ramsey Winches any good?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84CUCV, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    seeeeeeaaaaaaaarrrrrrrcccccch!
     
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    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    for some reason i never think of that. ok i will
     
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    Several of the AZ guys run them with no problems at all . I would think with a heavy truck 12,500 is perfect , and lighter rig 9,500 is perfect ( which is what the guys here run ) :thumb:
     
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    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    OK so i need a something with more guts then thx
     
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    Its better to have too much than too little . Although a lot of guys run old Warn 8,000 pounders with success .
     
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    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    OK old ones? like what?
     
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    Warn 8274 , lots of guys still swear by those , and actually a mag tested it against a new one a couple yeras back and it beat the new one in speed :thumb:

    But I am partial to the Ramsey , seeing as how I got the one at BB05 :pimp:
     
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    8274 needs a class all its own.

    i have a 6klb on my trailer works great for pulling loads up on dead.
     
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    I "think" the rule of thumb is weight of your vehicle plus half and that should be the rated pull. However, don't forget to figure in that with every wrap of line on the drum that reduces your pulling power. Say an 8500lb winch is rated to that with one wrap of line around the spool left. My plans are an 8500 in ther ear, maybe a 9 in the front and contemplating a 2-3 for suspension compression, still debating that one though.
     
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    Yep, I'll swear by the 8274. I have one and have been around one all my life. The 8274 is technically an underrated winch. Back when Mike Warn developed this winch, he couldn't get whoever to rate it at what it was ment for so they underrated it.
     
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    anywhere i can still find these 8274 warns? for a desent price i hope.
     
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    There are a couple of them on eBay right now.

    I found several new ones by Googling Warn 8274:wink1:
     
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    Hey Jeff-

    Smart ass rant on:

    The 8274 was developed/introduced in 1974. It was developed from the 8200, which was a modified version of the original spur winch.
    That was the first design with an automatic load holding brake. It was done by a design team all of who are gone now as far as I know. The head engineer was a Hungarian ?? by the name of Encho.

    Thurston was the owner at that time. I think Mike was still in grade school.
     
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    I have an older (probably '98 or '99) Ramsey 9000. I've been pretty impressed with it so far and it's pulled my 1-ton Blazer without too much problem on a single line, though I really haven't had it buried in mud or anything real nasty like that. The snatch block is still sitting in the tool box and has yet to be needed.
     
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    I was up to my bumpers in a mudhole called "MilkShake" back on 8/5. The tail guide pulls up with a old toyota and after a couple tries with a strap, he unwinds the winch, straps they toy to a tree and yanks me out w/o a blink of an eye...

    I asked him what winch he was using and when I look, it was a chicago electric 8,000lb'r from harbor freight. Seems its 2 yrs old and used regularly. Only thing he's done to it was put on winch rope. Cost: $299......

    Pulled my pig right out of 4ft deep THICK mud. Go figure.....
     
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    wow never even heard of chicago electric.
     
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    I picked up their 10k winch for $399 last month and it's still on sale Model 91905. Comes with 12ft remote, roller fairlead, 3/8" 100ft cable. Even came with a mounting plate. Used it a couple times already and seems to be pretty decent.

    Harbor Freight (harborfreight.com)
    Model 91905
    10k electric winch
    3-stage planetary
    Auto load holding brake
    FPM from 7 - 3.5 depending on load
    in-out power
    4.8hp - 350amp at 10k

    on sale right now for $399 (regularly $600 which still ain't too bad)
     
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    thx anyone else have anything to say on these??
     
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    They are imported from somewhere with excessively low labor costs. Not that it completely rules them out for me.

    Little Tic-Tuc didn't go to school today. She built your winch instead:doah::haha::haha:
     

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