High or Low mount Winch - 40 Series

Submitted: Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 10:46
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Hi to all who read this,I want to fit a winch to a BJ42 cruiser, the question is which style of winch is best suited ,High or Low mount.Given high mounts are generally dearer and 8000lb at best.I do have the knowhow to make brackets etc if needed.
The bull bar is an alloy bar with cast type fairlead (which is removable).
I read elsewhere on this forum that unless you do competion high mounts are not worth it, I would assume this means they are better or because they are dearer?????.
Will most likely buy second hand,( who could afford a new high mount).
Thankyou for any help
Joe
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Reply By: Tony - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 11:40

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 11:40
High Mount is the best, it gives you a long cable and better recovery speed if you have to use a snatch block.

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Reply By: Aaron - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 12:00

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 12:00
i have a bj42 with a high mount winch, which is what i got with it. i have used it a few times and had no problems. its on a alloy bull bar with some steel plates which warn made back when the car was new. If you look hard enough you will find a high mount with the correct plates to fit you car, just have to look in wrekers ect. Also remember that theses babys weigh 2.8 tone so you will need a winch that will do more than that.

Aaron
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Follow Up By: Joe - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 18:29

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 18:29
Hi Aaron, thanks for the reply. Does the cable come out through the main bumper section of bull bar or just above it with the high mount.
I didn't realise they were so heavy.Mine is a bit lighter,a BJ42 with a HJ 47 cab mostly fiberglass & a very short alloy tray, had to weigh it for rego 1640 kg sitting on the weighbridge.From your comments I understand 8000lb should be OK.

Joe
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Follow Up By: Aaron - Sunday, Nov 02, 2003 at 11:16

Sunday, Nov 02, 2003 at 11:16
the cable comes through a fair lead above the bull bar, you dont want it going through it when its alloy i think. dont forget that if you add a couple of people and some gear in the back it soon becomes aloot heavier. also if its suck in mud ect sometimes you will have extra drag.
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Follow Up By: Joe - Sunday, Nov 02, 2003 at 23:49

Sunday, Nov 02, 2003 at 23:49
Sorry for being a bit misleading,I should have said 1640 was tare which when all loaded up as you said the weight will soon build up.Have decided to go for a low mount, a lot more to choose from and cheaper.Also easier to fit to a later model 4x4.
Thanks again for the reply.
Joe
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 17:29

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 17:29
They only make 8000 High mounts

Are you in competition? If not you dont need a High Mount. Spend the extra on other bits.

Better cause they are dearer? I have an old thong for $10,000 if your interested :)

10,000 low will out pull an 8000 High anyway, and is shiat loads cheaper, but about 1 minute slower IF that....

Theres a Highmount on Ebay for $850 second hadn, but what are you getting. Who knows...
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Follow Up By: Joe - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 23:04

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 23:04
To Truckster
Referring to the third line of your reply,you have obviously missed my point and then resorted to sarcasm, it was not appreciated and this attitude does not become you or this forum. Note the two gentleman who replied prior to you, made no derogatory remarks in their replys to my questions.
Having said that I value your other comments.

Joe
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Follow Up By: duncs - Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 11:19

Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 11:19
Joe

I bought a second hand high mount some years ago now. It came off a tow truck, so had not really been loved.

I mounted it on an old MQ shortie and used it a few times without any drama. Kits are available to rebuild them and its not an overly difficult job. At $850 plus the cost of the rebuild kit ($900 i think) it is a good cheap winch. Just check the cable as that is an expensive item

Good Luck
Duncs
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 17:44

Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 17:44
Joe.. see the smile at the end of the line... it means not to be taken seriously...

DILLIGAF...

have a nice day.
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Reply By: BJ42turbo - Sunday, Nov 02, 2003 at 11:57

Sunday, Nov 02, 2003 at 11:57
Joe
sorry to change the subject, but thats an interesting truck you have got, any picks......Dazz
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Follow Up By: Joe - Sunday, Nov 02, 2003 at 23:39

Sunday, Nov 02, 2003 at 23:39
Hi Dazz, give me a few days and your email address & I'll send you some pics of the biggest black hole for $$$$ I've ever had, except maybe an ex wife.
Would'nt swap the BJ for almost anything.
Have a good one.
Joe
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Follow Up By: BJ42turbo - Monday, Nov 03, 2003 at 18:00

Monday, Nov 03, 2003 at 18:00
Thanks Joe
05brocky@tpg.com.au
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