Bush winch

Submitted: Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 11:09
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Any one has information on Bush Winch from Bush Winches & Anchors Pty Ltd in WA. It is a winch that mounts to our wheel via special lug bolts please?
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Reply By: Malcom M - Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 11:25

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 11:25
Haven't used one but it could cause you a lot of problems by pulling the vehicle at a diagonal and then the rope would fall off.
Think you'd need one on each wheel to be effective.

Time wasted fitting the item to the wheel, Do you have to undo all lugs nuts to fit? Bit hard if you are up to the sills in mud or above sills in water.

Also you'd have to have a light foot on the throttle. The adrenalin might override that.

All in all, I'd rather have a proper winch.
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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 14:33

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 14:33
A simple look at their website and you will see once of fitting of special lugs, then the drums just twist on.

Bush Winches

A further look shows you do use 2 on the rear wheels, and you can use guides on the front wheels that keep the rope and drums aligned and not come off if an angle is formed during the recovery.

I don't have them, have no association with them, but have looked closely at them in the past as a matter of interest.
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Follow Up By: D-MaxerWA - Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 19:49

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 19:49
I looked at these, they are the ducks nuts. Unfortunately, they did not have lugs that would fit the alloy wheels on the D-Max. The lugs actually fitted, but did not protrude far enough. I am hoping that they come up with some, though I am tending towards getting some steel wheels and having the off road tyres fitted to them and keeping the road tyres on the alloys. It all depends if I can convince she who must be obeyed on the merits of my wise decision.

No affiliation to the company, but was very impressed with the owners insistence on checking they would work first, when I went to pick them up. He invented them after having the problem of all the extra weight on the front of his exploration vehicle using a winch and steel bulbar.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 at 03:10

Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 at 03:10
Their auger-anchor system looks pretty interesting.

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Reply By: Member - Rich - Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 17:41

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 17:41
If looking at something different have a look at
Bog Out.

http://www.bogout.com


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Follow Up By: steved58 - Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 18:21

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 18:21
That looks interesting will keep an eye on them small compact and lightweight winch is good but if you dont do a lot of 4*4 work this could be ok
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 18:45

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 18:45
I've got one. It takes up no space, weighs barely anything and works quite well. You can pull forward or backward. As a last ditch emergency get out of trouble device it is great. Quite cheap too. Yes I have used it several times.
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Follow Up By: Life Member - Fred B (ex-NT) - Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 22:15

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 22:15
I see one problem with BogOut, they are only 4.5 meters long. How often are you going to get an anchor point within that distance.? What do you use if its 30 mtrs away? Carry winch ropes?

Still, a clever idea though.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rich - Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 22:42

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 22:42
I don't have one but think you can get extension ropes

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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 23:55

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 23:55
I join mine to a winch extension strap. I also carry some dyneema winch rope in case I need a longer run but haven't had to use that yet.
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Reply By: TANJILBREN9 - Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 21:43

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 21:43
Thank you for reply, will do bit more research
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