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Buck Master
01-10-2009, 10:02 PM
How big should your winch be relative to vehicle size/weight?

B
01-10-2009, 10:05 PM
double... is the standard

nbrowser
01-10-2009, 10:09 PM
That's what I was gonna say too....gives you a safe working limit.

rmiller026
01-10-2009, 10:14 PM
whut if u got a 10000 pound cummings and u want an electric winch

bocephusjr
01-10-2009, 10:18 PM
u can get a 24000 pound electrical winch i think

B
01-10-2009, 10:19 PM
whut if u got a 10000 pound cummings and u want an electric winch


carry a snatch block at all times .....



and my 2000 excab dually is 8000 [cheers]

barracuda
01-10-2009, 10:40 PM
i have an 8274 on my front and it works well not to mention the snatch block doubles it . With the 8274 you have alot of line to play with , for me the biggest issue is battery life.

if i were to go to a regular lay down winch i would find the biggest i can afford with good batterries. Even better would be a pto/hydro winch .

rmiller026
01-10-2009, 10:59 PM
o i dont have one i was wondering. if u got a winch isnt a snatch block mandatory

Moondog
01-10-2009, 11:28 PM
double... is the standard

Sorry B 1.5 times is standard so for a 5000lb vehicle would use a 8000lb winch a 8000lb vehicle you would use a 12000lb winch, 10000lb would use a 16000lb and so on and so forth.
No a snatch block is not mandatory but it is a very usefull tool not only does it double your pull rate but it also allows you to change the pull direction so you could be facing fowards and with the use of 2 snatchblocks your front mounted winch would then be able to pull you backwards.

pumpkin
01-11-2009, 03:29 AM
Just get the biggest you can fit, and afford.








Go big or go home[36]

dirka dave
01-11-2009, 03:40 AM
15,000 lbs should be plenty.....

BCAA is also good to have...:D

xtremeyj
01-11-2009, 09:38 AM
BCAA is also good to have...:D


Ive found that roadside assistance is only good if, ummmm, there is a road.

importcrusher
01-11-2009, 10:51 PM
Just get the biggest you can fit, and afford.

hydrolic bob thats the way to go,unless u drive something light






Go big or go home[36]

Vastier
01-12-2009, 10:16 AM
with the use of 2 snatchblocks your front mounted winch would then be able to pull you backwards.

Backwards you say? I'd like to see that one. You could put 6 snatch blocks on the line...you're still going in the direction of yer first anchor point. [16]

Caught me before my first coffee today[cheers]

barracuda
01-12-2009, 10:59 AM
http://home.off-road.com/~landy/winchback.htm

its all about ratios.

or you could just do what i did and put an 8274 on the front and a 5721 on the rear:party0010:

Vastier
01-12-2009, 11:03 AM
http://home.off-road.com/~landy/winchback.htm

its all about ratios.

or you could just do what i did and put an 8274 on the front and a 5721 on the rear:party0010:

makes sense, thanks cuda
[cheers]

rmiller026
01-12-2009, 11:16 AM
yea but he said 2 snatch blocks for that u need like 10

dirka dave
01-12-2009, 03:27 PM
Ive found that roadside assistance is only good if, ummmm, there is a road.


Guess you don't have the "I am stupid off road package...":D

[cheers]