Bush Winch

Saw this on facebook. Looks a great product.
http://www.bushwinch.com.au/
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Reply By: Michael H9 - Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016 at 19:37

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016 at 19:37
I use a bogout instead. www.bogout.com (hyperlink insert doesn't work on my phone). Similar but fits all cars, a LOT cheaper, is feather light and works on the same principle.
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Reply By: Idler Chris - Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016 at 19:38

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016 at 19:38
Biggest issue is you need two anchor points in the direction you want to go. Recovery boards (Maxtrax) would cover most, if not all, the same situations and much easier and quicker.
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016 at 19:56

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016 at 19:56
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I have been salivating about these for some time. Trouble is, in the deserts where I go, I would need to carry a tree also! lol

I do carry MaxTrax and like Chris says, "they should cover most situations". Mind you, I have never needed them either (touch wood).
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Thursday, Mar 03, 2016 at 09:52

Thursday, Mar 03, 2016 at 09:52
Ditto. I don't have the room to carry a tree either. But all this is interesting. But not always feasible.

I once used the winch to pull some stubborn bushes out of the garden!

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Reply By: Bob R4 - Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016 at 21:16

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016 at 21:16
For situations where there are no trees and soft sand bogs you, carry a few hessian bags, and partially fill the bags with sand, dig them down in front of the wheels and drive out.
I think these are available as Bogbags, and quite cheap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtHqrVvvK3o

No connection etc, but the lightest solution I've found to carry.

Cheers, Bob
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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016 at 21:57

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016 at 21:57
That idea got us out of the bottomless chocolate pudding that is found under the salt crust of Lake Disapointment about 18 years ago.

Guess who thought of filling hesian bags with sand?

My good lady wife. (:-))

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Follow Up By: Member - J&A&KK - Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016 at 22:31

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016 at 22:31
Bob. I agree. It's all I've ever carried. Sand bags + long handle shovel + kangaroo jack. In general has been enough. Sand bags double up as storage for ropes, pegs, other stuff. However have wished for a winch a couple of times when working in the Snowys.
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Follow Up By: Bob R4 - Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016 at 22:34

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016 at 22:34
Yeah, don't recall too much sand in the Snowys:-)
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Reply By: Tony H15 - Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016 at 21:33

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016 at 21:33
These have been around for years, originally they used modified wheel rims.
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Reply By: aussiedingo (River Rina) - Thursday, Mar 03, 2016 at 07:39

Thursday, Mar 03, 2016 at 07:39


these are what I carry
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Reply By: gbc - Thursday, Mar 03, 2016 at 09:40

Thursday, Mar 03, 2016 at 09:40
First photo is on the front wheel of a cruiser - so you buy diff locks too or is it just a hoax? I could think of 100 reasons to buy an actual winch over these things.
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Reply By: Ron N - Thursday, Mar 03, 2016 at 12:08

Thursday, Mar 03, 2016 at 12:08
The problem with the Bushwinch is that it places an enormous load on wheel studs, because of the leverage - and there's a need to keep steering wheels straight, if placed on the front wheels.

They are a device that poses storage and carrying problems when you might only have a need for them, once a year.

The sand bags are a better system, even though they involve a bit more work.
Nothing beats a winch, as long as you have something solid to pull on.
In treeless areas, that means digging a hole and utilising the spare as a pull point.

Cheers, Ron.
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Reply By: Sigmund - Thursday, Mar 03, 2016 at 12:14

Thursday, Mar 03, 2016 at 12:14
A good 4WDing course is the cheapest and quickest way out of a bog ;-)
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Thursday, Mar 03, 2016 at 12:38

Thursday, Mar 03, 2016 at 12:38
And the best answer, is to get old enough and smart enough, to know when not to drive into boggy ground! Unfortunately, this hasn't happened to me yet! LOL
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Thursday, Mar 03, 2016 at 13:57

Thursday, Mar 03, 2016 at 13:57
Just blame it on the specs.

B
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...nah, can't see one.
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Reply By: Tony H15 - Thursday, Mar 03, 2016 at 17:18

Thursday, Mar 03, 2016 at 17:18
I’m astounded by some of the comments here! I knew a fella whose only pieces of get out gear were a high lift jack and a couple of rims he modified, similar to the bush winch. He’s still active in 4WDriving in his 70s, as far as I know, and still using the same gear. Interestingly, he never criticizes other people’s gear and never tells anyone his rims and high lift are the ‘be all, end all’ of get out gear – just a preference that he uses to good effect. I wonder what Tom Kruse would think of all the fancy gear we now have access to? Probably thinks today’s 4WDers are a bunch of wimps and as far as I know he never completed a 4WD course!
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Friday, Mar 04, 2016 at 08:17

Friday, Mar 04, 2016 at 08:17
Yeah, that's tellin 'em.

Why, when I were a lad ....
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