Tirfor winch rating

Submitted: Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 10:04
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Hi All
Just wondering if anyone could let me know the ratings on the Tirfor T-508. Would this be big enough to recover my '97 Prado with a load of camping gear?
Thanks
Guts
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Reply By: hoyks - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 10:13

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 10:13
You would need one rated to atleast 2500kg, not sure what the 508 is rated at, but if it is you will also want a snatch block to halve the effort. Winching near the rated maxium for a hand winch is very hard work.
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Follow Up By: Well 55 - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 10:27

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 10:27
You will need at least the 516 and even then a snatch block and winch extensions are required.
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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 13:55

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 13:55
Guts,

If it is a real Tirfor not a copy why not consider putting on an electric winch. You can get 9000lb electric for as little as $1000.

I wouldn't want to be pulling a tirfor up a hill unless I waqs trying out for Mr Universe.
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Reply By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 14:02

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 14:02
I was under the impression that the 516 was rated at 1600kg static pull before the shear pin is designed to let go. Given this, logic would tend to suggest that the 508 was rated at 800kg?
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Reply By: Perry - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 14:45

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 14:45
Hand winches are rated by lifting capacity. You would need a T516 ( 1600kg lift ) complete with snatch block for your purpose. Pulling is easier than lifting, therefore this size is sufficient. The 508 is rated at 800kg lift.
They are a bit of work but you tend not to get stuck when you have to rely on your own muscle power to extract yourself.
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Follow Up By: gottabjoaken - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 14:51

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 14:51
The SECOND time !!!!

Ken
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 23:33

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 23:33
Hi the 508 i rated at 800kg single line straight lift...this equates to 1600 kg pull along the ground single line, or 3200kg with a snath block....it will work but so will you ...very hard! makes u think twice b4 u plunge in next time...i luv them....still got my 516....better than walking home!
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Reply By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 09:11

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 09:11
I recently purchased a 2nd hand Tirfor T516 (1600kg) with an extra 30 m winch cable for $350. It has supposedly not been used. Next thing to do is to buy the snatch block & tree protector. It only weighs 13.5Kg, less weight to carry around, than to have a an electric winch permanently mounted. I may not be so enthusiastic when I eventually have to use it! But, it seems like a cheap alternative.
Sparky
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Reply By: guts - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 10:44

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 10:44
Thanks to everyone who resonded, very helpful.
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