Runva Hydraulic Winches

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 08, 2013 at 22:29
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Hi, I am considering a Runva 2 speed Hydraulic 12000 lb winch for my new Iveco Daily. Does anyone have one, and what have the experiences been with them? Good or bad?
Many thanks,
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Reply By: 14bluey - Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 07:19

Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 07:19
G'day PhilD

I have no experience with Runva winches, check out this site

have a talk to the Travel Trucks people, I find them very helpful

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Follow Up By: PhilD - Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 08:50

Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 08:50
Thanks Bluey,
I am getting my snorkel, bulbar, rims, etc from them, but would like to use a hydraulic winch as my truck has come with a PTO. The Runva fits fine, but I am looking for comments re reliability, quality, etc.
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Reply By: olcoolone - Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 08:54

Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 08:54
I'm not a big fan of hydraulic winches, if for some reason your engine dies you have no winch.... at least with battery power you can winch yourself out of most thing even if you can't start the engine.

Hydraulic winches are great for recovering other peoples vehicles like in a tow truck situation but not if you're using it to recover yourself.

As for Runva winches..... don't know I only use Warn.
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 21:19

Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 21:19
If you have the capability, I reckon they're a great idea..

Continuous winching without flattening the battery (s)......and really, how many times does the engine die in a 4wd ???
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Saturday, Aug 10, 2013 at 08:13

Saturday, Aug 10, 2013 at 08:13
Not many but how many times do you flatten a battery winching?

If you submerge your vehicle and it dies in the water or you back it into mud or dirt embankment and block the exhaust... you can't start the engine, a battery will not go flat within a few minutes of winching if you can't start the engine PLUS your winch should also be wired to bring in any aux batteries too.

We winched for over 2.5 hours one night with a camper trailer on and had no battery problems, most people only winch for a few minutes at a time.
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