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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-28-2001, 11:27 PM
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the infamous winch question!

I know all of you have different experience with all brands. What's my best bang for the buck? What do you think of the milemarker's? and electric or hydrolic? thanks y'all

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Re: the infamous winch question!

If you do a search, its been hashed out tons of times. I like electric because here in the Pac North West, the possibilities of having to haul myself out of a hole with the Jeep stalled are pretty good.

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Re: the infamous winch question!

I was wondering about the mile marker too.


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Re: the infamous winch question!

Can you even buy hydrolic winches anymore? How do they work?

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Re: the infamous winch question!

I personally chose hydraulic because they are a lot stronger, and there is no electric motor to burn up. After being stuck in the river and watching a guy burn up a brand new Warn trying to get me out, failing, then trying to pull himself back to dry land, I knew I wanted something stonger and more enudring. I checked into both quite a bit before deciding hydraulic was best for me. The hydrualic winches can run all day without getting hot, and with the engine at idle. Here's a couple links about the milemarker.
http://www.milemarker.com
http://www.4x4review.com/products/ac...es/mmwinch.asp
http://www.bc4x4.com/pr/2000/mm/mm.cfm
These are some of the sites that helped me decide. It's really a personal preference though. Electrics are a lot easier to hookup, and can run without the engine on, but not very long before your battery runs dead.
If you decide to get a milemarker, search ebay. There's a guy selling them brand new for really cheap. I got the 10,500lb. 2 speed, with all hookups, for $770. If you look in the catalogs, the winch alone costs like $1100, plus $250 for the hookups. Search around, there's more crap out there about this than you can believe. Good luck!
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Thanks for the links gigolo, I think I've made up my mind as well

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Re: the infamous winch question!

It was an easy decision for me as well. I went with a sturdy electric. There are many trail where hydralics are not allowed, due to not being able to steer while winching. Added to the fact that you can't go ANYWHERE when the engine dies, it was an obvious choice for me.

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Re: the infamous winch question!

I don't know about other hydraulic winches, but the mile marker ones allow you to steer. This is what my manual says:
"The mile marker valving system is designed to default to the power steering gearbox so power steering is always available even when the winch is in use."

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Re: the infamous winch question!

I'm wondering then why so many trails have outlawed their use.
Again, with a dead engine, you get out of that mudhole with an electric. With a hydralic, you have someone ELSE get you out! Easy choice for me!

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Re: the infamous winch question!

im happy with my warn... havent had any problems with it..

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