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Winch specialists...

Post by hugejp » 14 Jan 2018 16:03

Can anyone recomend a shop or expert who can service & or rebuild/modify winches???

Hopefully up in Gauteng pls...

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Re: Winch specialists...

Post by Clem » 14 Jan 2018 16:24

JP, what do you need? It's not exactly rocket science.

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Post by hugejp » 14 Jan 2018 16:43

I have 2 winches, one is a Warn the other a Tmax (I think its a Tmax, whatever the LAsport house brand is).

The warn has been used a bit, the Tmax is basically brand new (tested it once without load), but both have been idle for 2years plus...

So I would like to have them both serviced & I'd like to swop their ropes/cables, ie. fit the Tmax plasma rope onto the Warn & the steel cable from the Warn onto the Tmax.

I just have never pulled a winch apart before & I have also heard that plasma on a Warn can be an issue due to the drum getting hot???

Any wise words?
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Post by Clem » 14 Jan 2018 17:04

I think you should try to DIY it if you are reasonably capable with a set of tools. I'm a pretty basic handyman but can manage it quite well myself. Nobody can afford to have his winch serviced every year that he owns it - kort voor lank kos jou dit jou meer as die winch! You'll also learn a lot. There are some really good instructional videos out there too on youtube. Here's an excellent three part series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zzSC6uBdDw Kyk maar eers en sien of jy dink jy gaan regkom. Ek gaan maar ook kort voor lank weer my Warn diens en dan later die T-Max. The capstan winch on the Series Landy I just change oil on! Much better winch than any other winch I have ever seen.

Not sure about the plasma on the Warn. Maybe call Safari Centre (Warn agents) and ask them.

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Post by Tinus lotz » 14 Jan 2018 20:30

Jp
Bring dan help ek jou het al baie herbou en weet waar om spares te kry ....het baie dc motors in my appie dae oorgedoen

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Post by hugejp » 14 Jan 2018 20:32

Dankie boet! Ons sal reel...

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Post by Anthony Forgey » 14 Jan 2018 20:40

the owner of the 4x4 mega world in strydom park does winch servicing and repairs as a sideline.
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Post by Clem » 16 Jan 2018 10:05

Tinus, where do you get the DC spares from?

I thought of making a similar offer to JP but was worried that for a lack of access to the right parts I might end up sending him home with a winch worse off than if I hadn't helped him.

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Post by Tinus lotz » 16 Jan 2018 11:30

I get it from the guys up the road from me caneboo trading they are the come up agents

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Re: Winch specialists...

Post by Clem » 16 Jan 2018 13:54

Thank you Tinus.

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