I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: what is the smallest winch anyone uses ?
No, it won't be enough.
I have seen 6,000 lb winches stall repeatedly, so I would suggest an 8,000 lb winch as a minimum.
I also made some cranes, that fit in the class III receiver hitch, for my company, and used the Warn 2,500 lb winches on them. We were removing storm water grates out on a flightline, which weigh 600 lbs each, and the winch would stall out occasionally. We weren't using them doubled up though, but the point is, they aren't lifting 1,250 pounds on a single line.