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hand winch instead of power winch?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by TheMrGExperience, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. big sky

    big sky Well-Known Member

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    I have a W-S power puller in my truck and one in my work truck, they've come in handy several times :) Granted it's not nearly as efficient as a bumper winch, but it's certainly cheaper and they aren't overly large so they stow away pretty well

    if you plan on needing a winch a lot than a bumper winch is clearly the better option, if the need is very infrequently then the W-S is a viable alternative imo
     
  2. big sky

    big sky Well-Known Member

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    quick note- the power puller (Wyeth-Scott) is also available now w/ Amsteel line (5/16"), I just ordered some, as mine is an older model I had to also upgrade to the newer style drum to fit the 35' replacement
     
  3. TheMrGExperience

    TheMrGExperience [OP] Because Tacos are too mainstream...and Im poor.

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    a buddy of mine is hooking me up with a 12k harbor freight winch but i still plan on getting the w-s as a back up
     
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    CVYota Damaged Goods

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    rule of thumb with Harbor freight, if it has motors or moving parts dont get it there.
     
  5. TheMrGExperience

    TheMrGExperience [OP] Because Tacos are too mainstream...and Im poor.

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    rule of thumb with life, if someone gives you a $600 winch for free don't say no
     
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    Twistedfreedom welcome to the incredibuild

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    Have a backup-didnt mean to shit on your thread, sorry
     
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    I have a high lift and the necessary kit to operate it as a winch. I haven't used it yet. If I need to use it more than once a year I'll get a proper winch. But for the cost and additional weight I'll wait and see.
     
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    Ice Horse Fire Pony/Stalking Horse

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    I know it's an old thread that got bumped up but BTW, 4Wheel Parts currently is selling a 9,500lb Smittybilt XRC8 winch for $300. A whole lot nicer and reliable than a Harbor Freight winch.
     
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