January 13, 2005yes they can be used while submerged speaking of the hydraulic version but the run of your power steering pump so if your engine is submerged then it probably isn't running unless it is completely sealed and you are using a snorkel...and you will also find that hyraulics and electrics work upside down just FYI because it is easier to get upside down then you think even in the mud but again does your engine run upside down not mine.......and for the snatch blocks the more the better if you have enough line or cable and you may be able to pull a greater load but the amount of blocks doesn't by ANY mean increase the line strength or cable strength...so you still are limited by that.....
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January 13, 2005well, I'll be buying a warn 12000lb electric winch in a few weeks, for a couple reasons. Warn winches have been proven time and again, very good warrenty, and its the right application for my truck. I dont have anything against hydraulic winches or different brands, I just know that this winch will be reliable and pull my fat truck out of the mud, which is all that matters to me. I thought of going with the 8274 warn 8000lb and just snatch block it, but then I always have half the cable, and the 12000 just has the right amount of pull for my truck so hopefully I won't need to block it much. I will be running dual batteries and might upgrade my alternator, but we'll see how the old one works first.
January 15, 2005I've got a Warn XD9000i on my truck, and we've had to use it already when my stock automatic hubs went out while wheeling. We had the cable extended about as far as it could go to get to the nearest tree to pull my truck up the hill. It pulled slowly, but it pulled. I was inside driving, and outside everybody said it sounded like the winch was straining. The winch was on the truck when I got it, but if I would do it again, I would get at least a 12,000 pound, or maybe a 15,000 pound winch.
January 15, 2005Question: How do I determine which winch I should purchase?
Choosing the right winch for your needs may seem complex, but it's actually quite simple. Two pieces of information, vehicle weight and line pull, are required to choose the right winch. To calculate your vehicle's Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), start with the vehicle's curb weight and then add the weight of the supplies and equipment you'll typically be carrying. The rated line pull of the winch must be high enough to pull your vehicle's GVW while overcoming resistance encountered when you are stuck or on an incline. Ramsey recommends that you select a winch with a rated line pull at least 25% greater than your GVW.
January 16, 2005Have any of you seen the new line of warn winches, they're called Tabor, they are way cheaper but I don't know how well manufactured they are, they have a 12000lb winch that I was thinkin of getting but I dont know anything about them. Anybody out there know any info?
January 16, 2005My 2 cents: I currently have a PTO on my Bronco, and it will pull the suspension off of the Bronco before we could lug down the old straight 6 with the 3 speed(that is experience, the front suspension was hung on a root and started to bow backwards, and engine never lugged down)...I have since upgraded to a 302 and T-19 so I expect it will be harder to lug it. If I did not have the current PTO I would buy a Warn, have had two in the past and never had a problem. I say you get what you pay for, so I would say a Warn is the best...and easy to install. For the hydraulic, I would only use on if I could get a direct drive hydro pump off the crank or PTO, figure your steering pump is only designed to turn, start overloading it and I bet it wouldn't last, even the aftermarket ones have their limits. I will give a little props to the Harbor Freight winch, I have several friends running one and thier only complaint is they are slow... I say save the extra month or two and go WARN....
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