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winches, wenches and witches

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Mad-Dog, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. Mad-Dog

    Mad-Dog 1/2 ton status

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    I have been kicking this around for a while and thinking that since a winch is designed to be used with a split sheave (2:1) pulley and MOST pulls only run far enough to clear a log or pull the wheels out of a hole......would it be more cost effective to buy a winch that is rated for the weight of the vehicle and use the pulley every time you had to undo yourself from the goo.
    I know it sounds crazy to me too since it be so much easier to have a winch that is rated for 2x the vehicle weight and run only 1 cable to a tree...... :doah:
     
  2. ntsqd

    ntsqd 1/2 ton status

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    I see it as sort of parallel to the big engine - small engine debate. Both will do the work, but the big engine isn't working as hard as the small engine is.
     
  3. LongIslander26

    LongIslander26 1/2 ton status

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    But...

    You may not always have a big enough tree, or if one is too far away, the motor on a smaller winch will get hot quicker and drain your battery reserve faster. :thinking:
     

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