Electric winches

Submitted: Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 18:46
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Evening all, looking at buying a winch and while browsing E bay came across KEW 8000 lbs winches complete with roller fairlead for $700 new.Now I know these will be porrer quality but I most likely would only use it 3-4 (if that)times a year .
Has anyone got one or know anything about them?
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Reply By: Member - Athol (NSW) - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 18:59

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 18:59
Sorry I don't have an answer but have seen them and wondered the same question. As I'm not into all the hardcore stuff (unless absolutly nessecary) and would only need to use rarely. Would have thought someone would have said something if they were any good. Lets wait for responses.
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Reply By: mr diamond - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 19:43

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 19:43
well some one was bound to say it so i will. LOL.
you will maybe only need it 3-4 times a year.
if it is a cheap and nasty one thats the time its going to let you down.
just when you really need it.
i would try and find a second hand warn or something for about the same sorta money
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:31

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:31
waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh I wanted to say that. Winches are Insurance, pure and simple. Cheap insurance = problems
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Follow Up By: steve - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:31

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:31
I'd agree. A good winch like a Warn is an investment almost for life for the average person. Bite the bullet and buy a decent one and you can take it to each new vehicle as you go. Usualy when you need to use a winch it is because all other methods of recovery have failed or are not suitable or worse still alone or in a dangerous situation. Not the sort of time to be compromising on quality. If you do go down the discount road many would be interested in a report after using it I'm sure.

Good luck

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Follow Up By: Member - Sparkie (QLD) - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:37

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:37
Ask Baz, he only had a handwinch but when he needed it it didn't work and look at all the hassles that caused.

Sorry Baz but you seemed like the perfect example when your recovery gear fails at the wrong time.

Sparkie(IE not Y) ;-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:40

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:40
Thanks Guys, I have to say I agree 100%.I was hoping that someone had actually bought one and used it(so I wasnt the guinea pig) to give a report back.A Warn is still on the shopping list.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:50

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 20:50
Not trying to shoot down bargains, but you can get a second hand Warn (READ QUALITY) 8/9000lb for that price.
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Reply By: Oil Drippa - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 07:23

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 07:23
Mate I got a rebuilt Warn 8274 hi mount from the Quokka with 50 meters of Plasma rope for $850 , don't do it as the others have said they are mass produced in China and have "Chinese grade bearings and die cast everything " .
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Reply By: L.C. 4X4- Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 18:46

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 18:46
I WOULD BUY A T-MAX WINCH ....
THE MAKER OF THE TJM OX .
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 20:52

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 20:52
Just happens that there is a T-MAX winch on E BAY(brand new) for $1200 .Do you have one?
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