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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Impex, Jan 24, 2001.

  1. Impex

    Impex 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, what is a PTO winch? ive seen people talk about it but what is it? I take it thats better then warn?

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    heavy duty. a winch that is run off of the x-case via a small aux drive shaft..mostly seen on military vehilcles for winches and on board generators, or more commonly seen on wreckers.....the transfer case has an aux shaft coming out of it to the equipment its running..to operate, place transmission in N, place transfer N, engage pto, put in drive (if auto.) put in gear and release clutch on standards. winch away...most vehicles have a governer on the engines to keep the idle speed up for operation......all i know 'bout em.

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  3. BlazerGuy

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    I believe that the NP205 is ready for a PTO(Power Take Off)

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    My dads truck runs a PTO off the Sm465/NP205 combo. With that thing in low gear, if you could anchor the truck, unless the cable broke, you could probably winch a locomotive. You've got 4 speeds that you can run it at, and the faster you rev the engine, the faster it retrieves. Only problem is you have to have someone in the cab to control it. Absolutely no problem winching a full size truck 50 ft out of a hole. Also works good for retrieving 600lb elk out of ravines : ) No worries about burning it out, etc. Downside is, if the engine dies when YOU need to get out of someplace, you are just plain stuck.

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  5. HarryH3

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    A PTO winch runs off of its own driveshaft, which goes to a special adapter on your transfer case. So think of it as an engine driven winch. They're King Kong strong. But if your engine is stalled in the middle of a stream or your truck is laying on its side, the winch is 200 lbs of dead weight.

    Last summer a friend of mine rolled his CJ7 off the side of a trail. It ended up laying on its side. His electric Warn winch dragged the Jeep back up to the trail so we could set it upright again. If he would have had a PTO winch or a hydraulic winch, we would have had to figure out another way to extract his rig. [​IMG]

    PTO's are hard to beat when the engine will run to power it. Oh yeah, you typically can't run headers with a PTO since you need to have room for the PTO shaft to get up to the front of the truck.

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