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winch cable ? updated with more info.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sweetk30, Jan 20, 2006.

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top or bottom feed of the cable?

Poll closed Jan 25, 2006.
  1. top wind

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  2. bottom wind

    12 vote(s)
    50.0%
  3. I AM HEMAN AND DONT NEED WINCH.

    10 vote(s)
    41.7%
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  1. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    how do you wind your cable to the drum?

    more info added: my unit is a ramsey 6000 lbs winch for my trailer. this is the one i would like the info on. thanks to all.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2006
  2. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    There is only one way to wind it on correctly. Mywarn winch is wound from the bottom, if you try to wind it from the top it won't come out of the fairlead in the correct position. Most winches i've seen have a direction arrow right on the main body telling which way to wind cable on.
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    in the big ones like on tow trucks thay can be run top or bottom. but the winch has to be set up for top or bottom feed. . :dunno: :1zhelp:
     
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    My Ramsey, and a few others I've looked at, specifically say to feed the cable in from the bottom. Not 100% sure why but this were all base mount style winches (mounting bolts were on the bottom) so if anything I would think having the cable on the bottom of the drum would put less leverage on it.
     
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    Don't wind it from the top. It will rip the feet off or strip the mounting bolts. That is a LOT of extra leverage!!!
     
  6. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    this is how it is mounted now.

    10k trailer 003.jpg
     
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    My winch (warn 9500) said to mount with the feet down or to the front and wind the cable only from the bottom. I haven't had any experience with any others personally.
     
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    That is exactly what my warn XD9000 said.
     

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