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winch rating

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by alec78, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. alec78

    alec78 1/2 ton status

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    IIRC to figure what winch to use you take the GVWR and add 10%. That being said, my K5 has a GVRW of 6000 lbs. So a 10500 lb winch is fine with a little extra. Right?
     
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    perp 1/2 ton status

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    i think it is dead weight times 1.5 for a minimum. 10500 i would think is good
     
  3. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    9K is minimum for our trucks. Double line it.
     
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    10% of 6,000 is 600. that formula doan work. Try vehicle weight + 50%. So 50% of 6,000 is 3,000. 6,000 + 3,000 = 9,000. Most people consider a 9k winch minimum for a fullsize. On a heep you can go smaller.
     

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