My brand new 2nd hand 1997 F250. Which size whinch do you recomend ?

Hi evryone, I'm the proud new owner of a 1997 F250, 7.3 litre turbo diesel ex St Johns ambulance, with only 93000kms on the clock. I found in a little country town 200kms north of Perth. I'm from Melbourne. After many phone calls and much research on that model. I made my decision to buy it. My 20yo son and I flew to Perth and done the deal. Then we had a really great memorable road trip home. The vehicle went very well. Fuel consumtion was 13.8 litrs per 100kms for the trip home. ......I would like to put a winch on it and a rear diff lock. What size winch ? And which brand diff lock ? It has oem 16/7inch rims. What's the biggest/widest tyre I can legaly go up to ? Any F250 owners out there who have purchased and used any of the above ?? I would like to hear your comments. I see places like Tigerz 11 and Ironman have cheap winches. But do they burn out quick after a few goes ? Or is it better to buy a warn winch for the peace of mind of reliablity ? Thanks.
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Reply By: Dust-Devil - Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 18:46

Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 18:46
The biggest mother that money will buy.

DD
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 19:52

Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 19:52
And the battery/alternator to back it up!

Or get the book..... "The Power of Prayer" LOL

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Reply By: graham B9 - Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 20:12

Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 20:12
I used to have a Warn 14000 lb on my 2006 F250 and would have liked to have a bigger one. It felt OK but not really tough.
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Follow Up By: GET ON ! - Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 20:31

Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 20:31
Thanks Graham. I've looked at the warn 15000lb winch, seems the way to go.... One of the main reasons I like the exambulance is it has 2 alternaters, and 3x heavy duty batteries. Ready for a big winch.
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Follow Up By: graham B9 - Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 21:22

Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 21:22
shoot me you email address and I will send over some pics.
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Follow Up By: GET ON ! - Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 21:33

Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 21:33
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 12:47

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 12:47
I have a Warn 16.5Ti.

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Peter
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Follow Up By: GET ON ! - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 20:51

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 20:51
Hi, Thanks for your reply.
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Reply By: Member - Lloyd M - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 16:18

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 16:18
I've a got a 2001 F-350 Dually and started with the Ox Hydraulic 10000lb Winch. Winch was fine but the power steering oil reserve was too small, I then changed this to feed from a 25Lt tank and a power take-off from the Transfer Case.

I'm a paddock spraying contractor, so I use it a lot now the drought has gone. I dont need anything bigger. If I do I use a pulley block. I have used this set up many times to extract my vehicle and 6.5 ton gooseneck spraying unit.

If you have long, hard pulls hydraulic is the way to go, as you won't flatten your batteries and then stall the motor, becoming really stuck.

I hope this helps,
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Follow Up By: GET ON ! - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 20:52

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Hi, Thanks for your reply.
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