WHICH WINCH

Submitted: Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 00:00
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I am considering purchasing a winch but don't know which way to go,
electric or hydraulic. Anyone got any comments on pro's, cons, prices,
etc., of either and which way to go? Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: Rob - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 00:00
Leigh

Use the search function, this topic has been covered previously more than once.

Cheers
Rob
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Follow Up By: Leigh - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, May 20, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks for pointing the search function out to me Rob, I hadn't even noticed it, or thought about it before.
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Reply By: tim - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 00:00
Leigh i fitted an ox hydraulic winch to new patrol , seems to pull much stronger than electric winch, my mate has 8000lb warn electric on his patrol it wont move his patrol when parked on level grass with the handbrake on and wheels locked very unimpressive,also nissan advise an electric winch should only be used for two and one half minutes.refer nissan handbook. the weight of ox winch plus steel b/bar lowered the front by approx 2 inches std suspension.
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Follow Up By: Leigh - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks for your reply Tim. Cheers. Leigh
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Reply By: Rob - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 00:00
Leigh
I'm in a similar boat, deciding what to buy and more importantly how much to spend.I have looked at these options:
Hydraulic -10,000 lb OX by TJM $2500 - don't like the idea of running it off the steering pump and having seen one in action its fairly slow. Ideal set up for me would be a seperate hydraulic running off a pump off of the PTO.To set this up (professional install) is about $5,000. Cheaper if you source the bits and fit it yourself but it still costs.
PTO - powauto new plus bar to suit (wont fit on a std winch bar)$4,500. 2nd hand, I've yet to see one complete and in good nick.
Electric - comparing apples with apples, 8000lb Warn $1800, Premier $1500, Super Winch $1300 however the last two I have little info on such as reliability,etc.May require a daul battery set, but will eventually need one anyway.
If I cant set up a hydraulic off the PTO, I'll go electric but which one I've yet to decide.
Hope this helps
Cheers
Rob
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Follow Up By: Rob - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, May 24, 2002 at 00:00
Leigh
I erred in the above response, the Premier is a 9000lb unit.
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