Winch Vendors

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 25, 2002 at 00:00
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Hello

I'm new to all this. I am looking at buying a hydraulic winch in south australia but the only vendor to date is TJM Norwood. Their warn 9000lb winch is approximately $350 dearer than some of their rivals so perhaps the hydraulic is over priced as well. Can anybody tell me if there are any other vendors which sell hyrdaulic winches in sa.( or interstate ).

cheers

Rob
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Reply By: All Terrain 4WD Adventures - Thursday, Apr 25, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Apr 25, 2002 at 00:00
Hey There Rob,

I think there is another vendor of hydraulic winches called 'OX Winch' I am not sure where they are located but have a look back through past issues of some of the 4x4 mags for the ads.

On another note I would say that these winches are only okay to use provided your engine is running....not much good to you if you are stuck in a creek with an engine full of water.

I also believe that the spool rates are fairly slow. Like all products there is advantages and disadvantages for each of them.

Stuart
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Follow Up By: Rob - Thursday, Apr 25, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Apr 25, 2002 at 00:00
Stuart
The OX brand is sold by TJM.The winch will have other uses apart from recovery. I require a unit which will do long pulls continuously without overheating, anything from boat/beach recoveries to scrub clearing. The slow rate is of little concern after all with leisure activities I have all day.It will be attached to a 75 series diesel cab chasis.
Cheers Rob
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Reply By: Ian - Thursday, Apr 25, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Apr 25, 2002 at 00:00
Rob, why not look around for a PTO winch as an alternative? They were available for 75 Series, but may be hard to find.

Also look into commercial hydraulic winches, I understand Thomas Powauto have a range, there are the Ox series from TJM with a slow line speed, etc.

I can't find my brochure collection just now, but think commercial / industrial and you will find a whole extra range of winches, all of which can be applied to a 4WD (may take more work & custom hoses from Pirtek etc)

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Reply By: Darryn - Thursday, Apr 25, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Apr 25, 2002 at 00:00
Rob if you check around you should find a Thomas PTO winch to fit your HJ75 but be careful as some 75 series (mostly early models) don't have the PTO drive gear fitted to the transfer case.
Regds Darryn
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Reply By: Rob - Friday, Apr 26, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Apr 26, 2002 at 00:00
A Powauto PTO was certainly a option but again a quoted cost of $3500 + a bar to suit from the same vendor. My bar takes a low mount but I have been told that a PTO wont fit. Buying a 2nd hand from interstate wreckers is not an option as if I cannot see the condition of the unit I will not buy it.
The OX unit is a rebadged milemarker fron the states.
Cheers Rob
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Reply By: Guy North - Friday, Apr 26, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Apr 26, 2002 at 00:00
I dislike my electric winch because it sucks 400 amps and the battery is never charged enough for 400 amps.
Electric winches destroy batteries on long _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx?

I am looking at an Hydraulic OX winch which retails in Brisbane for $2600.
This includes fitting with an extra oil tank (power steering oil) and an oil-cooling-radiator.

The performance is vastly superior to electric winches.

Guy
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Reply By: Tim Fitzgerald - Friday, Apr 26, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Apr 26, 2002 at 00:00
Hello Rob

i had a 10000lb ox winch fitted about 10 days ago to new gu patrol works really well,but have only tried it twice so far.

it does not need a b/bar as it bolts to chassis,it was fitted by south coast 4wd at less than $2600 ring 0242271900 for details
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Reply By: Rob - Friday, Apr 26, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Apr 26, 2002 at 00:00
I was quoted as follows:
- Ox 10,000lb winch $2186
- Ox winch hose kit $ 181
- Fitting $ 158
Total $2525
Guy if you got all of that for $2600 then the quoted price here in Adelaide can only be described as a rip off. Small town, few vendors, those that are there obviously are into making huge profits. As a further example of this a basic 4.5t rated tow hook TJM $22 Others $13.Too bad there isnt a greater range of vendors for these products(that i'm aware of)
Cheers
Rob
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Reply By: Ron- Monday, Apr 29, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Apr 29, 2002 at 00:00
Hi all, I paid $2194.00 for the 10,000lb.OX including hose kit,and fitted myself in just over an hour.Purchased from Websters in Burnie.Tas.
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