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Got a winch!

 
 
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shaggy
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1961 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 404 Doka

PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:27 pm    Post subject: Got a winch! Reply with quote

Been keeping my eye open for a 24V winch and a hydraulic winch, but only for the right money.

I still want a "proper" hydraulic winch, but bought this at the weekend;


Good money, refurbished, looks and sounds great. Just starting to make a mount for it.

Other stuff I've been doing

making the frame for tool boxes and a HIAB mount



And playing (weeks ago) at buildwas



Later

jim
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice Very Happy Very Happy

one thing i have the same winch as that and there good BUT see that red switch?? throw it away and put a better/waterproof one on of it will get dirt it and stop working Wink
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shaggy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, it's silly - it's a two way switch, but only works one way (right).

The solenoid pack is going somewhere else.

cheers,

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Jim but I have to say it,,,,,,, Laughing

Did you buy that winch at Aldi Question Crying or Very sad
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shaggy
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1961 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 404 Doka

PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope, but it was aldi money!

We'll see how it does, 12,000lb is plenty for my thing, and since I've never had a winch before, it'll be useful to learn what I like and what I don't.

As a minimal risk way of testing it, we're going to drag spares mog around and over things with it.

catch you soon,

jim
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shaggy
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1961 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 404 Doka

PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starting to get a mount made up for it. It's like scrapheap challenge - quick wander round the farm and there's a pre bent bit of 6mm steel over there and a couple of chunks of 10mm thick bar over there and so on.

I only ever have to buy bolts and grinding discs!

There's a silly little red switch on the box, which I said only worked in one of it's two directions. Anyway, we opened it up and it appears to have the receiving end of a radio control setup - when you switch it the other way. The solenoid pack is pretty solid as well. Take the wire, fairlead, selenoids and hook off, the winch probably stands me at £30!



jim

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fitted!



It's a three way mount - two bolts either side at the back and a hidden tab at the front that bolts to a tab welded to the back of the bumper. All seems good.

Did some winching

Now, although it looks like we're winching it downhill, we're not. It's just been pulled up a step from a hill.

Now all we need is that alternator.......

jim

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:12 am    Post subject: Got a winch Reply with quote

What you need when winding a cable in is something heavy to keep it tight..........I find that a stuck landrover does the job OK!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've actually finished the mount now, it was missing a bit of reinforcement.




With a tab bolted to the bumper at the front, and two chassis mounts at the front, it's a three way mount, and should give a little with the chassis.

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