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Eugene
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Winch Recommendations

Postby Eugene » Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:06 pm

Asking for recommendations for a 12 volt winch, 4000 lb capacity.

Plan is to fabricate a mounting plate to drop pin to the BobCat skid steer.

Not overly heavy in case we have to carry it, the snatch block(s), and chains, a 1/4 mile.

Good quality. Probably won't be used very often.

Poor experience using Dad's Harbor Freight winch.

I'm asking here because I know I will get honest recommendations, good or bad.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Winch Recommendations

Postby SamsFarm » Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:34 am

4000# capacity is not very much! Especially on a skidloader!

On a winch, rated capicity is first wrap of cable on the empty spool, and each time you add another layer of cable, capicity goes down!

My brother and I are partial to the worm gear winches from Ramsey (self braking), available in electric, hydraulic, or pto.

Electric is a model re8000.

My brother took a ramsey hydraulic we bought and made a frame up to fit it to skidloader quick change from one side and 3 point hitch from the other!

Handy!

I think we have the ramsey h-200 hydraulic winch 8000#, which has a 5000 pull on a full drum!

Generally, the wire rope is the weakest link..... Be careful! Buy high quality components!

Electric winches have big amp draws, and need heavy, heavy electric wire and really good connections!

As a example, a Deere pto winch on 350 dozer has a line pull on a empty drum of 14,500# and on a full drum it is down to 9,150#.

Good luck!
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Eugene
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Re: Winch Recommendations

Postby Eugene » Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:55 am

Thanks for the information.

Still looking over the advertised winches.

Looking seriously at the Bulldog name branded winches.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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F38 Disk
L-F3 Spring Tooth Harrow
Fast Hitch CS Bell 60 Grain Mill
Home Made Fast Hitch Potato Plow
54A Blade

Couple 1948 Cubs
172 Runner Planter
53 Fertilizer
Cub-3 Field Cultivator
Cub-189 Two Way Plow
Cub-22 Sickle Bar Mower
Mechanical Transplanter with side mount barrel (needs a fast hitch adapter) :)

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International 100 Fast Hitch Blade
Mott Fast Hitch Flail Mower

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Fast Hitch Rotary Hoe
4E hammer mill
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Re: Winch Recommendations

Postby SamsFarm » Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:30 pm

Just be up on the best safety practices! And do not use anything not rated for the load!

Stored kinetic energy in wire rope can KILL in the event of a breakage!
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