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3300lb walmart reese winch $60... Any good?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by matthew5olson, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Jan 5, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    matthew5olson

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    I saw a 3300lb winch by reese at walmat today for like 60 bucks or something. I just checked on their online store and couldn't find it but I did find Champion winches for under $100.
    Are there any other winches for under $100. I wanted to get one but found they we're all $600 or more. I figured I couldn't get one this year. Would this crappy walmart one do the trick if I had to help someout out this winter. (or help myself out).
    I could use it on my trailer too that would be nice.
     
  2. Jan 5, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    no because you need a lot more than a 3300lb rated winch to pull a truck
     
  3. Jan 5, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    Even if the truck was helping? The truck only weighs about 4000lb
    What about someones car?
     
  4. Jan 5, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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    your winch should be rated for about double what youre pulling (resistance from mud/snow/ditch should be factored into this)
     
  5. Jan 5, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    ahh so bad idea even to keep for emergency? Breaking line not good. I actually saw a rope winch for a boat break. It looked dangerrous.

    So what if I bought 2 of these?
     
  6. Jan 5, 2010 at 9:30 PM
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    the problem is not necessarily the rope but rather the motor

    you'll burn one up very quickly...like your first pull...



    keep a good snatch/tow strap on hand for emergencies...never rely on the electronic shit to work in a case of emergency...

    if you must have a winch...save your pennies and buy a high quality one rated to the right amount of weight...like over 8Klbs
     
  7. Jan 5, 2010 at 9:34 PM
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    sounds good. I don't have to have a winch. Just thought it would come in handy sometime. Not going to buy something I'll just have to scrap later though.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    good choice




    now go spend less than $100 on a good tow strap (ARB makes really nice ones www.sierraexpeditions.com) and make sure you have something to hook it to (hooks in the front/tow receiver in the rear)
     
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    A snatch block would double the pull rate to 6600, which would be enough for light use to help smaller vehicles...
     
  10. Jan 5, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    sounds good I don't really have good recovery points.
     
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