I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Got PTO setup, have questions.
I was out in a junkyard on Saturday looking for items, when I spotted a BIG truck (5 ton or better) on it's side. The rear axle and engine were missing, but it had the 2WD tranny in there. Attached to it was a PTO setup, so I looked closer, yep, SM465. I asked the guy what he wanted, and he responded, "Well, those are getting harder to find, so I'm gonna have to get $25 for it." It took me 2 hours to get it off (didn't have the right tools, but wasn't going to leave it to get them), but I finally did. It has the shifter and PTO shaft attached, and even the rod to engage it from the front/rear of a vehicle. It was facing out the rear, but looks like it'll come apart easily to run out the front.
Here is my question, should I run it front or rear? I have a Ramsey REP 8000 for the front, but I know it's a permanent magnet motor, and I have a Zuki that needs a winch. I don't have a PTO winch yet, but they are a lot cheaper than the electrics and I come across them all the time. I'd like to have an 8274, but don't have the cash for it, maybe a few years down the road.
I spoke to my younger brother, who has runa PTO winch on his Scout, and he said they're very strong but fairly slow, even in top gear. The obvious drawback is the jeep has to be running, but what about using it and driving forward at the same time?
Anyone out there run a PTO winch?
Winter Harbor, Maine
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