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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-15-2004, 07:06 PM
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pto winch

what is a ramsey pto winch off of a 60s' era jeep worth in used condition. worked when i took it off. don't have mount, pillow blocks, or x-fer case, just the winch.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-15-2004, 08:24 PM
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Re: pto winch

The winch by itself isn't anything too special. They were very similar to the winches that Ramsey sold by the ton for light- and medium-duty wreckers. Some of them had an aluminum drum instead of cast iron, and some had a narrower drum and a spacer that got the drive shaft into a better position. One can probably still buy a brand new winch from Ramsey that is very similar and can be adapted to a Jeep.

What is unique to a Jeep, and hard to find, is the PTO that bolts to the transfer case, and the offset chain drive case on the winch. If you don't have those items, all you have is a winch. With them you have a PTO winch that can be put on a Jeep, and that's pretty special and not very common.

For a 60s Jeep, the PTO will fit a Dana 18 transfer case, which limits the market to Jeeps of that vintage, which aren't real common any more. On the other hand, those that are atill running are generally in the hands of pretty dedicated people, so there should be a significant market.

The mount, drive shafts, U-joints and pillow blocks are not any big deal. They can be put together by anybody with a torch, welder and modicum of skills, and would probably have to be modified or made from scratch anyway.

FWIW I have a Ramsey PTO winch on my CJ7 and wouldn't trade it for a boxcar full of electrics.
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any info on crank shaft driven pto winch?

I have a PTO winch but no pto gear. I am planning to fabricate a system to hook it up to the crank shaft. Any ideas? suggestions? Will a pully work or a chain is required? What about a pully system connected to the pto winch via cable operated dog cluch? Please help
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Re: any info on crank shaft driven pto winch?

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I am planning to fabricate a system to hook it up to the crank shaft. Any ideas? suggestions? Will a pully work or a chain is required? What about a pully system connected to the pto winch via cable operated dog cluch? Please help

[/ QUOTE ]1. Ok... let's make this real simple...
2. <font color="red"> YOU"RE GONNA DIE </font color>
3. You never attempt to load the crankshaft!
4. If you do get it to work,
5. You'll be lucky if it doesn't rip your arm off...
6. If you can't go through the transfer case...
7. Plain and simple,
8. DON"T
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Re: any info on crank shaft driven pto winch?

Curious, is it bad to have a winch run by the crankshaft? I have a '62 CJ-3B w/ a Ramsey winch on the front and it is run by a shaft that's attached to the crank pulley. This is the way I bought the <nobr><nobr><a class="iAs" style="border-bottom:darkgreen 1px solid;text-decoration:underline;color:darkgreen;background-color:transparent;" href="#" onclick="return kwC();" target="_blank" oncontextmenu="return false;" onmouseover="kwE(event,84716);" onmouseout="kwL(event);" onmousemove="kwM(84716);">Jeep</nobr></a></nobr> and it looks like it was built this way (meaning not cobbled together by a hack). There is a lever on the driver's side floor that engages the winch. I have used the winch several times and though it's fairly slow it works really well. Was this the way it was designed to be? TIA.
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Re: any info on crank shaft driven pto winch?

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Curious, is it bad to have a winch run by the crankshaft?

[/ QUOTE ]1. No, there were crankshaft winches,
2. And they were made that way...</font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
There is a lever on the driver's side floor that engages the winch.

[/ QUOTE ][*]Did it look like this?

3. And that's the rub...
4. IMHO.. you'd better know what you're doing,
5. When you start running shafts/chains/gears,
6. Off the crankshaft...
7. Remember the Ramsey,
8. Used a case for the engagement,
9. And for enclosure...
10. That's both safe,
11. And sound engineering for maintenance reduction.

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