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Winch?

Post by Clem » 13 Apr 2017 10:02

Guys,

I bought and ARB B/bar from a member here sometime last year. I've got to get my Trol to Graham for servicing and fitting the ARB. Graham has said I need to decide if I want a winch at the same time. I've always had winches although the way I work nowadays, I wonder whether I will ever get an opportunity to use it. No matter, eventually one day – especially given that the car only now has 37,000 km on it after four years of use!

What are the options nowadays for a decent wench at a halfway livable price? I see that there are a few MacAfric hydraulic winches available now as well – 15,000 pounds job for about ZAR 12,000. No idea what they are like though and even if the 4.8 is suitable for a hydraulic winch.

Any tips or thoughts would be appreciated as I need to make a decision one way or another quite soon. Up until now I have been thinking of simply using my hi lift Jack as a winch but that also has limitations, especially when you are dealing with the vehicle with the weight of a loaded Patrol.

I suppose I am going to be adding a lot of weight to the vehicle with the bull bar and the winch and that this will probably affect both acceleration and fuel consumption.

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Re: Winch?

Post by David » 13 Apr 2017 11:24

Hi Clem

I have the 9000LB Come Up winch which haven't let me down (...when helping other people :biggrin: ).

I don't think the 4.8 even notices the extra weight.

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Re: Winch?

Post by Clem » 13 Apr 2017 11:51

Dankie David. Waardeer baie.

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Re: Winch?

Post by Peter Connan » 21 Apr 2017 13:37

I will never again buy a winch from Adendorf/Mac Afric. Their hand tools are fine, but I am not impressed with their power tools.

We bought a 12 000lb electric winch from them for my Dad's Hilux a few years ago. It only worked every second time it was needed. Thus, in effect, it only worked once each time it was repaired.

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Re: Winch?

Post by Bre » 21 Apr 2017 15:35

Thanks for the heads up Peter. Will be sure to give them a wide berth when I start looking for a winch

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Re: Winch?

Post by Wilkie » 21 Apr 2017 15:50

Bre wrote:Thanks for the heads up Peter. Will be sure to give them a wide berth when I start looking for a winch


And don't buy a second winch unless you know the history of it......
I also have a 9000lb Come up and works well....hauled the boat onto trailer and a recovery of a Patrol..happy with it :thumbup:

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Re: Winch?

Post by Tinus lotz » 21 Apr 2017 16:45

Hey....i have a cousin in the winch business. ....give me a call and all........hehehehe
I can organise some good prices on come up winches :thumbup: got a couple for forum members before

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Post by hugejp » 21 Apr 2017 23:14

Tinus lotz wrote:Hey....i have a cousin in the winch business. ....give me a call and all........hehehehe
I can organise some good prices on come up winches :thumbup: got a couple for forum members before
Tinus... Sal hy my Tmax kan diens??
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Re: Winch?

Post by Tinus lotz » 21 Apr 2017 23:41

Ek het al n paar gediens maar my cusin verkoop nuwe come up en ramsey winches....so ons kan praat

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Re: Winch?

Post by hugejp » 22 Apr 2017 09:19

Dankie man! Die ding sit innie stoor vir jare al
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