Winches

Submitted: Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 at 11:52
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Merry xmas & happy and safe holidays to one and all, I am wondering if anyone has had any experience with any of these winches,some of them are expensive, I have a 4wd,but no winch in the bumper bar. www.anchorright.com.au
rapidanchor.com
bushwinch.com.au
any advise would be greatful, thanks.
Ian
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Reply By: Member - TonyV - Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 at 13:38

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 at 13:38
I have used the Bushwinch about 4 years ago when Tarquin from the company demonstrated it to a group of us in NSW. The 2 x "rims/drums" are large and take up a lot of space, the system worked well enough to climb a decent mound with a Nissan Patrol. The Bushwinch drums are vehicle specific and can be an issue with alloy wheels as the drum connects nto the wheel nuts, which may cause excessive strain.

One you have not included is Bog Out.
This works exceptionally well in mud and sand I believe it would work as well up a decent incline as well, as it eliminates wheel spin.
Some ask how do you remove it.... easy pull it to the side f the wheel and move the vehicle one revolution of the wheel and its off.

It is easier to pack away and there are extensions ropes if needed.

Like most of these items it depends on how good an anchor you have

Bog Out (click here)
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Reply By: Member - Ian C26 - Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 at 13:59

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 at 13:59
I fully agree with you Tony,the bush winch is cumbersome and arkward, a lot of extras to carry `just in case` I haven`t had any experience with bog out,worth a look though.
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Reply By: The Bantam - Friday, Dec 23, 2016 at 15:14

Friday, Dec 23, 2016 at 15:14
The important thing to grasp is that these gadgets are not winches.

They may serve a particular purpose, but they are not winches, can not and will not function as winches.

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Follow Up By: Hoyks - Friday, Dec 23, 2016 at 16:56

Friday, Dec 23, 2016 at 16:56
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They are also a complicated and highly specialised solution to a problem that was solved years ago.
They can only be used to extract a working vehicle going directly forward or backwards.

Your vehicle works, but you need to move someone else.
Your vehicle has drive line damage, but still needs to move.
You need to pull left or right of the centerline to either straighten the vehicle for safety or that is where the anchor point is.
You want to pull a log away from you to clear a track.

If your recovery can't be completed within the length of the equipment, then re-setting the gear is going to be messy or very difficult.

In any of these situations you are better with a Tirfor style job or a powered cable winch, a snatch block or two and some extension straps.

The Land Anchor I can see a use for,they are popular with outback challenge race teams, but I'm not in that much of a hurry.
Rapid anchor; some fencing wire and a bundle of short star pickets and you can make
something that will probably work just as well..
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