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12v winch in bag anybody used one ?

 
 
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Muddy2
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:59 pm    Post subject: 12v winch in bag anybody used one ? Reply with quote

Hi , looking for a winch for self recovery would these be ok , light offloading .
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

undoubtly not, really for pulling a load with no resistance ( car/boat onto a trailer etc ), so a bogged down 4x4 is a no no

lots of info on this site, a small suzi etc requires say 8500 lbs winch, a big landie 12000 lbs

pullys can help

best advice is not to get stuck, or if using a small winch or hand winch ( or high lift kit with the RIGHT winching kit ), to pull yourself "back out" rather than "on through"

winching should not be attempted without careful forethought

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chrisvitarasport94 wrote:


winching should not be attempted without careful forethought



"That's a real boggy morass in front of me - is there plenty of trees/boulders in the right position to winch on for when* I get stuck"


*note the prominent use of the word WHEN! Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:57 pm    Post subject: Winching safely Reply with quote

Yes , I agree trying to pull above vehicles weights and resistance can lead to things snapping? Many years ago a friend got a d6 caterpillar stuck in soft clay and we winched it out with a 10.5 ton winch attached to 721case front loader but it was close one . That's why I prefer strops over swr when it goes pear shaped swr leaves indentions in concrete .
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