View Full Version : How much Winch is enough for my wench?

10-06-2008, 10:47 PM
Looking to get an electric winch for my ford f250. it weighed in at 5900 pounds at the scale and is on 44'' boggers.

im going to buy a used and ive narrowed it down to 3

ramsey 9000 pound

warn 8274 8000 pound

tmax 12,500 pound

i want something that will pull my shitheap through waist deep bog and up a steep hill with ease. found some decent deals on the old warn 8274s but not sure if its enough? I know a snatch block almost doubles the rated line pull...

10-06-2008, 10:50 PM
go big or go home :)

10-06-2008, 10:57 PM
tmax forsure

dirka dave
10-06-2008, 10:59 PM
Tmax !!

10-06-2008, 11:02 PM
Warn M12000 http://www.warn.com/truck/winches/src/M1200.shtml

10-06-2008, 11:11 PM
Out of the three listed, the t-Max....your gonna need weight overhead general rule I"ve been told by a few is to at least double the weight of your rig in winch power.....might be something to it or I'm simply on crack....

10-06-2008, 11:21 PM
The correct ratio is the weight of your truck + 50% so his truck weighs 5900lbs so he could get away with a 9000lb winch but bearing in mind he wants to do heavy pulls in deep mud nothing less than a 12000lb would do. That being said though he could go with the 8274 and a couple of snatchblocks each snatchblock used will double the winches pulling capacity so the 800lb warn with 2 snatchblocks would become a 3200lb winch.

10-06-2008, 11:32 PM
they always seem to be weaker than you would think. go big i would say

Ginger Snaps
10-06-2008, 11:37 PM
20,000lb pto?

10-06-2008, 11:49 PM
The 8274 should be enough. There were two m12000 warn winches for sale on craigslist that should do ya as well.