Ironman 9500lb winch

Submitted: Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 00:33
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Hey folks,
Am "CONSIDERING" purchasing an Ironman 9500lb winch.
I have put the specs side by side with the WARN XP 9.5 and there seems to be little difference, other than $1000 price difference.
Now before i go either way, i would like some feedback/experience from anyone who owns/has owned/junked an Ironman winch.
Thanks in advance
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Reply By: CapeYorkTroopy - Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 08:30

Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 08:30
I just had the 12000 lb winch installed on my Troopy.
The winch itself looks the goods although I haven't had a chance to try it yet.
I have just pulled it out and then winched it back on but not pulling a load.

Be careful who installs it.
I had mine done by a tyre company here in Townsville who are the local ironman dealer.
They put the control box on top of the removeable cover in the bullbar which lets you view the cable spooling onto the drum.
Also, the screws which go through the bullbar to hold the control box on missed the cable itself by about 5mm. This is fine when the cable is perfectly spooled but that never happens.

I have since had them move the control box but it shouldn't have been done that way to start with.

Cheers, Jack
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Reply By: Nick R - Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 09:16

Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 09:16
I have had an Ironman 9500 for about a year now, when I got stuck it pulled me out so I am happy, it has also been useful for a number of other tasks around the house and farm......
JohnR & Moses has a 12000 which I used yesterday, it only has the cord with the switch on it whereas mine has a cordless remote, go the cordless any day, it is great.
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Follow Up By: CapeYorkTroopy - Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 10:57

Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 10:57
I had the 12000 installed about 3 weeks ago and I have both the cord and cordless remote.
It also came with the cable dampener which you put on the cable to minimise lash if the cable breaks.

Cheers, Jack
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 12:34

Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 12:34
I have a Terrain Tamer 9500, which is identical. I am yet to use it in anger.
It bolted easily into the bullbar, I extended the cables and installed the solenoids under the bonnet. I was then able to doctor up a cover so its out of the weather.
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Reply By: UFC - Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 13:19

Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 13:19
Had my ironman 9500lb winch for about 8 months. Got the cord and cordless remote with it. Only used it a handful of times but done the job well so far. 3 year warranty to. Hard to bet for the price.
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Reply By: Bean - Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 15:02

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 15:02
Have just picked up an ALDI catalog and it appears they are selling the same Ironman winch rebadged to their own name, but for $599. All the specs are the same including accessories and the photo in the catalog is identical to that of an Ironman one. Winch goes on sale in NSW on 07 Jun 07. I think I will be getting one.

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