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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-06-2001, 01:43 PM
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Free Winch

Guess what I'm getting for my Birthday? You're right, a winch. Now I just need to decide which one. I have a YJ and the plan is to mount it on the front.
This is where I need your help. Tell me what you like, why, what other hardware I'll need and where is the best place to order it.

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Re: Free Winch

i personally like the upright winches. Only because that is what i own. I have the old A$$ bellvue but the 8274 is still one hell of an winch.

Can someone please bring me a hammer my 33's just ate my fender again. Damn i need more lift.
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Warn makes a variety of winches in a variety of configurations. I wouldn't buy any other brand. My 15 year old Warn is still going strong, just needs a new cable finally. BTW, most of the Warns will pull stronger than advertised, my 6K pulls so well I've only used the snatch block twice.

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Re: Free Winch

Get an 8274 and be happy.

Or maybe the new M15000, that would be nice.

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Look at the front of any cement truck, or on any roll-back or wrecker. 99 out of 100 of them have Ramsey winches. I'm saving my nickels for an RE 10,000 worm-drive with roller fairlead.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: Ramsey

Yes some wreckers/rollbacks use a ramsey winch. But 99% are hydrulic. I have seen one to many ramsey die. I have see warns die too. There are a lot more warns out there then ramseys. I am not saying ramsey is a bad winch but i dont like them personally.


Can someone please bring me a hammer my 33's just ate my fender again. Damn i need more lift.
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Re: Ramsey

Typically, businesses do not buy the very best. They buy the very cheapest required to accomplish the job. As a business owner, I know that my employees will abuse my property because they didn't pay for it and it's fun to abuse someone else's stuff.

My vote is for a Warn 8274 if you want electric. Mine is at least 20 years old and still strong.

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Re: Ramsey

Businesses do buy the best when they can, they know it's cheaper in the long run. Also, knowing the equipment will get abused, and they don't want to buy multiple winches, they get the best they can afford.

I have a Ramsey I bought used, and based on it's abuse, I'd buy another in a minute.

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One caution about getting TOO much winch. A number of years back I saw a CJ with a 12K Warn hook up to a PU that was stuck, and used the snatch block, what 24k did to the frame on that CJ wasn't pretty. The truck was stuck in suction smelly clay, backhoes and tractors had previously tried to extract it.

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Re: Free Winch

I recently got a Warn HS9500i. It is plenty strong form my CJ.

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