Winch fairlead location

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Re: Winch fairlead location

Post by Tinus lotz » 22 Nov 2016 14:27

You need to make sure you have some strong metal behind it ....when pulling up down or sideways the will be big force there.... :mytwocents: mabe weld some serious supports back to the winch mount ??? Pieter connan can give you the real force amounts

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Re: Winch fairlead location

Post by Peter Connan » 22 Nov 2016 14:36

I think if the fairlead is not in line with the bottom of the winch drum you may have problems with getting the rope to wind on evenly?

Sf for strength, it depends on how strong the front exge support braces are. I guess you could try but test it thoroughly and be prepared to beef it up if needed.
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Re: Winch fairlead location

Post by vanhack » 23 Nov 2016 12:34

Thanks folks, I am going to, or I have already mounted the hawse fairlead to the winch plate. Adding more steel, from a fabricator would be costly and added weight.

Thanks, you helped me make my decision. :salute:
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