electric winches

Submitted: Tuesday, Aug 27, 2002 at 00:00
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I am looking at buying an electric winch in the near future. I am looking for feedback on brands other than Warn. Has anyone a Ramsey, Premier or other brand and how do they compare with the Warn?
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Reply By: Rusty - Wednesday, Aug 28, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2002 at 00:00
I did the same thing as you and settled on a Premier winch. Warn seemed over priced for my liking. I have used it a bit so far and haven't had any trouble. Apparently Premier are aussie made for our conditions but don't qote me on that. Cause I don't make them just use one
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Follow Up By: Member - Nigel - Wednesday, Aug 28, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2002 at 00:00
I think I remember reading somewhere that Premier are made overseas to the australian importers design/specs.
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Follow Up By: Rusty - Friday, Aug 30, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Aug 30, 2002 at 00:00
Premier winches, I have since found out are made overseas, but to to australian spec's. They were designed by the 4wd warehouse. Apparently they looked a the warn winch and changed the things they felt were not to good like the braking system etc. They are quieter than a warn winch and parts are readily available so I am told. They are also the only winch approved by the NSW work cover authority. Again so I'm told. If you want more info on them you can ring them direct at the 4wd warehouse. Hope this helps.
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Follow Up By: 2dogs - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2002 at 00:00
Rusty,

I'm in a similar position as Phil. Looking at the Premier winch. This is primarily driven by their ability to accomodate plasma rope instead of wire. Is there anything that I should be aware of re the Premier winches. fit, operation reliability etc?

Thanks
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Follow Up By: Rusty - Wednesday, Sep 04, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Sep 04, 2002 at 00:00
That is one of the good things about this winch as against the warn. The braking system has been moved from inside the drum so as not to create all that heat that can affect the plasma ropes etc. The down side is the winch is slightly wider so just make sure you have enough space. Apart from that it is not to hard to install
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Reply By: John - Wednesday, Aug 28, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2002 at 00:00
Phil, Just make sure whatever you buy has the parts backup if you need something in a hurry.
I own a warn m12000 on my troopy, but I believe there are other brands just as good.
After a few dips in the water and a couple of years of dust and mud getting shoved into it, I am glad I spent the extra money.
Parts are very easy to get as well.....bit like the troopy!!

Cheers
John
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Reply By: tim - Wednesday, Aug 28, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2002 at 00:00
Phil - trick question? i did the same and everyone said buy a warn and i did - when it broke (my fault) they fixed it and other than that ARB has great back uo
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Reply By: Andy - Wednesday, Aug 28, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2002 at 00:00
Phil
When you are crook and need a doctor do you ring around for quotes? A winch is a life saver - go for the qualified and proven it may cost extra but if it saves you or your vehicle you will be considered a very wise person.
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Reply By: AC - Thursday, Aug 29, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Aug 29, 2002 at 00:00
The premier are made in china for 4wd megastore i think. Thats why they try to flog them over the warns as they get more profit.
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Follow Up By: Rusty - Friday, Aug 30, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Aug 30, 2002 at 00:00
They are made in Tiawan. Try finding anything that isn't imported these days. It is really starting to annoyme
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