portable winch

Submitted: Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 18:39
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has anybody used these type of winches are they worth buying for cars like the terracan that you cant get a bull bar for

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Reply By: Utemad - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 18:55

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 18:55
Hand winches are great as they are far more practical (and cheaper) than a bullbar mounted winch. My friend has a hand winch and we have used it and I can guaruntee that your 4WDing will improve when you find out how much effort is involved LOL.

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Reply By: Member - Mark S (WA) - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 19:00

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 19:00
when we doing training it is usually towards the end of november - getting the students to bury a wheel then handwich out a troopy (2 car lengths) teaches a great lesson - look and get out before trying to blast through. if you have room they are a good investment - they are heavy but a definitely good. hint - store the cable inside a tyre - wheelbarrow type. rgds
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Reply By: Jimbo - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 19:16

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 19:16
Tim,

I popped into Brawn today in my travels. Colin, from Brawn, showed me the 5000 lb Porta Winch which sells for $990 with the full kit of tow bar connector, tree protector, 24 m of cable, hand control, kit bag, etc. He reckons it is more than capable of dragging a Jerry Can up a slope. If you bog it to the axles you would need a snatch block to get enough leverage.

The 5000 isn't real fast but is about half the weight and price of the 8000 lb. For our needs i reckon it would be fine. Sounds like a much better proposition than a hand winch at $500.

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 23:04

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 23:04
There was a test on the porta winch on offroader.com.au

it wasnt a great success.

Go with a Turfor.
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Reply By: pjd - Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 21:12

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 21:12
hand winches are good they can pull you out in any direction a bullbar mounted super winch /warn will only pull you forward [sometimes futher in the $hit] so thats why i take both on certain trips
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