12v winch

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Re: 12v winch

Post by stiffler4444 » Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:47 am

VinceAtReal4x4s wrote:Pot metal.


The best solution to all winch worries: http://www.expedition-imports.com/categ ... uperwinch/
Just clicked on that link, Scott's prices are very reasonable. That 9500 lb unit is very tempting for the price. :wink:
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Re: 12v winch

Post by Mead » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:06 am

Just clicked on that link, Scott's prices are very reasonable. That 9500 lb unit is very tempting for the price. :wink:
I bought one from Scott and have been extremely pleased with it.
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Re: 12v winch

Post by stiffler4444 » Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:19 pm

Mead wrote:
Just clicked on that link, Scott's prices are very reasonable. That 9500 lb unit is very tempting for the price. :wink:
I bought one from Scott and have been extremely pleased with it.
What sort of mount did you use? A custom bumber or plate that goes into the front pin?
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Re: 12v winch

Post by Andre » Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:11 pm

one of these can be had for under $500
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This one runs a bit more as it was made to accept a larger winch drum and that 3/4" gusset material gets pricy.
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Re: 12v winch

Post by Mead » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:08 pm

What sort of mount did you use? A custom bumber or plate that goes into the front pin?
I don't have any pictures of mine but it was very similar to what Andre posted. I had a good customer of mine make it for me here locally.
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Re: 12v winch

Post by berger » Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:27 pm

Mead wrote:
What sort of mount did you use? A custom bumber or plate that goes into the front pin?
I don't have any pictures of mine but it was very similar to what Andre posted. I had a good customer of mine make it for me here locally.
Here is one....

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Re: 12v winch

Post by krick3tt » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:34 pm

I got my 9500 from Scott and the bumper as well.

edit: I had the hole cut and plates welded in by a metal shop so I could still use the pin that is already on the pinz. Had to cut off the tab that holds it in place so it could lift straight up, the chain keeps it there and it is heavy enough that it has never moved. I also use it to secure the hook at the end of the winch cable.
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Re: 12v winch

Post by stiffler4444 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:02 am

Nice mounting options. I like......
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Re: 12v winch

Post by GRCameron » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:09 pm

I see a number of mounts, but I don't see any reinforcement of the center/front bumper support (nose cone). I've talked with Thilo and he has seen nose cones bent downward from poor winching angles. Sometimes it is difficult to get a straight pull.

Just curious because I am considering a winch "when my ship comes in". Retirement is great except for the fixed income...
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Re: 12v winch

Post by Jimm391730 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:42 pm

It can be easy to "screw up" and abuse the structure of the Pinz. Here are a couple of options:

First, you would want the pull point of the winch to be as low (or even lower) than the front pintle. Of course this can ruin the approach angle. Personally, I would design the winch and mount so the fairlead is at the BOTTOM of the winch, nearer the pintle, instead of in front of the winch. I've actually mounted my fairlead facing DOWN to keep the winch cable exit as low as possible and back as close as possible to the pintle. This reduces the bending leverage that the winch can apply to the truck.

Second, you can be smart about how you use your winch -- for example, using a snatch block at the anchor point (or other stuck vehicle, if you are helping to extract them) means you need an additional point on your truck for the hook. Attach this to as low a point on the truck as possible (near the diff, possibly the opening in the nose cone [careful, this is much thinner material]) so that the other half of the pull force is in line with the chassis tube. Now each line has half the pull force and the "high" line is less likely to bend the nose cone.
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