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Who's winching?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by darkshadow, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. darkshadow

    darkshadow 1 ton status

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    i want to know how many do run winchs?

    not interested if its a street rig.

    just if its a trail only, or you dd thet dose get wheeled a lot.

    and let me know what you do. trails? mud? rocks? sand? bit of every thing?
     
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    79Stomper 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Use a Ramsey RE12000. Truck use is just about everything I come across. First time I had it out used it 4 or so times and done really well. Just my .02.
     
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    No winch in the mud. I wish I had one though... one of these days!
     
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    TrcksR4ME 1/2 ton status

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    Apparently if you don't pay, you can't vote....but I run a Warm M-8000, has worked well for me so far...except that it never free spools when I want it to :mad: (I got it used so what can I say). Otherwise its great :grin:
     
  5. B_to_C

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    I'm running a Warn HS9500.... although it doesn't see toooo much use in the closet. But if things ever get too piled up i will just grab the hook and remote and have it pull itself out :rotfl:

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  6. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I voted that I run two but that's a new upgrade.

    I've run a single Warn 8274 on the front for years and usually end up needing it when we go wheeling in a local swamp. I'm now going to be adding a Warn M8000 in a cradle for the rear (in addition to the 8274 up front).
     
  7. evo

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    warn 12000
     
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    I have a pto winch and it has never let me down in a bind
     
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    Warn 8274 and MM

    I've run a 9000# hydraulic MM for years and I also have a Warn 8274 on my most recent truck. I can't say I prefer one over the other. There are pros and cons of each; I can winch all day with the MM and it will never overheat, on the other hand I like the faster speed of the 8274, but the 8274 doesn't have the balls that the mm hydraulic has, but the engine has to be running for the MM (this doesn't really matter to me, but it's important to some).

    My brother runs a 12,000lb MM hyraulic and he's also been happy with it.
     
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    I voted 2. I run a warn 8274 in the front and will be using a warn 12000 in the rear when I get DP_90K5 to build me the rear winch bumper:D
     
  11. darkshadow

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    dood that is all you have on the front of your burb????
    and it works good? i was all worryed i would have to go big like 10000, or 12,000, for my burb humm you have given me new hope.


    yeah i forgot to add ptos, i got one in my gerage ill be putting on the rear of my burb.

    yeah but like the pto if you were to roll it or submirge it then you sol.

    hell you can pull it to my house if you want:grin::grin::grin::grin:
     
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    I run a old school warn/belview 8000lb winch. Its a tank and has been great untill just recently when I think I might of toasted the motor. Not to worried though because the thing has worked better than I ever expected. I have had it outpull a 12000 warn and an 8274. I pushed a budys race rig 4 miles out of the sand dunes after he broke a front axle shaft and broke the rear 9" axle completley off on the passenger side. Had to hold his rear up so it wasn't draging with the winch and push the truck the hole way.
     
  14. darkshadow

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    is this really all the guys with winches?
     
  15. Hossbaby50

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    The breakdown on my AZ wheeling group is:

    4 Warns
    2 Ramsey
    1 MileMarker

    Warn 12K (slow but pulls very hard)
    Warn 9500 (very fast and pulls hard)
    Warn 9500 (ditto)
    Warn 8000 (moderate winch on a light buggy, synth line)

    Ramsey 9500 (fast and pulls hard, synth line)
    Ramsey 8000 (slow but does the job)

    Milemarker 9000 (slow but does the job)

    I have seen all these winches work at one time or another. They all work for what we needed and get us out of where we don't want to be. The best ones out of the group are the Ramsey Patriot 9500 and the Warn HS 9500 (2 guy have these). The Patriot (TheRobZilla) is used alot because of its speed and synthetic line for safety. The 2 Warn 9500's are fast and pull very hard.

    I have watched a Warn 9500 drag 2 heavy K5's (11000lb guestimated weight) strapped together with the brakes locked on both rigs. They were trying to pull out another K5 stuck deep in the mud. The 2 K5's were on wet sand and were digging in as they were being dragged. It was rather amazing to watch. They both ended up putting there trucks in reverse to help pull and dig in harder.

    I saw the other Warn 9500 drag my K5 up a 40* waterfall with no assistence from my truck. The tcase was blown and I had no gear. It was a hard pull but it made the pull.

    The Ramsey 9500 has made many pulls from easy to hard and keeps coming back for more.

    My Warn 12K is slow but it pulls very hard. It was well used when I got it and it still pulls hard. It has no problems dragging my truck with the brakes locked up.
    Harley
     

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