Winch for gu patrol

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Gu patrol winch which one is the best

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Reply By: nickb - Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 20:49

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 20:49
Runva 12000 pound
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Reply By: Hoyks - Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 21:43

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 21:43
A bit of light reading. or a video

There is best, best value, best suited to your needs and way too many arguments to be had with any of those variables before even looking at fastest, strongest and nicest looking.

I looked at a Runva, but the price went up and I bought a Carbon 12K that does the job. Just about everyone will say that the one they have is the best.

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Reply By: Gbc.. - Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 09:51

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 09:51
Gigglepin twin motor high mount with compressed air release - best.

Your budget vs your expectations - best for you.

I currently have the kings 12000 lb winch and for the outlay it is excellent - for me.
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Reply By: Matthew G3 - Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 10:09

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 10:09
Philip depends on what your bar is rated to also. I wanted an 11000pound but had to settle for 9500p as that was all the bar was rated for. Went with the 9.5 for insurance purposes on new vehicle.

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Follow Up By: Hoyks - Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 22:25

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 22:25
The 'rating' is generally a load of bollocks when you look at the actual figures.

The people that sold you the winch and the bar will happily sell you a snatch block or two, so all of a sudden you can double the pulling ability and exceed the stated rating.

The stated pulling capacities of a popular winch are [lb(kg)]:
1st wrap: 9500 (4310) v 12,000 (5450)
2nd wrap: 8190 (3720) v 9800 (4450)
3rd wrap: 7060 (3200) v 8300 (3770)
4th wrap: 6080 (2760) v 7200 (3270)

This capacity is about the point that the winch stalls out. Its a rare recovery when you are down to the 1st wrap of cable on the drum and then you run the risk of the drum spinning and the cable tearing lose, so going max power in that situation is not recommended.
2 wraps of cable on a 12000lb winch and you're pretty much in the margin of error for the rating of the bar.

Most of them have the same motor, just different gearing, so the higher rated winch is slower but they both have the same footprint and fit the same bolt pattern.

Advantage is that you can get a bit more pulling power, but its slower, but not as slow as reaching for a snatch block and the extension straps that may also be required for the smaller winch.

Still, a much better option than a Tirfor.
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Reply By: Member - Lloyd M - Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 10:25

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 10:25
After a recommendation from a friend that knows his stuff, I purchased a 12,000lb winch from Super Cheap Auto, I've given a couple of very hard pulls to try it out and found no problems yet.

This winch on special was about $600 from memory and in my opinion worth every cent.

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Follow Up By: Batt's - Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 at 19:45

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 at 19:45
Don't take this the wrong way but your friend who knows his stuff what did he base his decision on when he advised you on what winch is best, was that based on price cheap inexpensive to replace if it dosn't last very long or quality long life proven and tested product you did ask which one is the best in your first post. Warn may not be the best but they would be far superior. Supercheap winches have a 50 second duty cycle followed by a 5 minute rest period which is a long time when trying to winch out of a dangerous situation. You don't have to follow their recommendations but risk damaging the winch and it failing when you need it most. Even if you go 30sec on 30sec off it won't extend the winching time by much.

The equivalent Warn winch has a high temp protection switch that forces air into the motor when it gets to 176c for cooling and longer operational times It can be manually operated as well.

My old Warn XD9,000lb is 20yrs old and still working fine and has always been reliable. Good luck with your choice I hope it last and don't forget to give it a run at home before you go bush to make sure it's working most of us do that.
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