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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-14-2001, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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chicago electric winch

Has anybody ever used a chicago electric winch? I see a few 8000lb. ones on ebay for around $300 and was wondering if anyone knew if they are worth it for about once a month off roading or if i should just save for a warn or ramsey.

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Re: chicago electric winch

You can get them new for $300 and usually with free shipping. I have heard little, mostly the whole, works fine or it's complete junk thing.

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They were dicussed a while back and the prevailing opinion was that they were Ramsey 8000#ers...so a permanent magnet motor and all. Cheap, yes, but ya get what ya pay for.

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Re: chicago electric winch

do a searc on the Pirate BBS, a dude over there bought one a while back $299 and free shipping at harbor freight, said its identical to the ramsey, same part numbers and such.

another guy over there chimed in and said he has been using one for a while and it works just fine for him



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i did the leg for you

http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/002642.html



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Re: chicago electric winch

I've heard the same stories.......it's a ramsey at half the price. I was thinking about one too.


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I thought I saw these in a catalog one time, but now I can't find it. So where can I get one??
A $300 winch is a lot better than no winch
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go here and check it out, its $339 right now, but goes to $299 a few times per year

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/taf...emnumber=40764

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Re: chicago electric winch

It's 279.99 in the catalog I've got winter 2001 inculding shipping item # 40764-SRJG I think this will be my x mass present. Then I'll get some "accessories" from gramps.
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I dont know much about either of these winches but as far as i know compared to the ramsey the chicago lacks in horsepower compared to the ramsey let us all know if ya get one and how it works!! SCRAM

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