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Winch? What is that?
4.05%
Nothing of the sort
36.49%
Electric Winch
38.51%
Hydraulic Winch
0.68%
Come Along
13.51%
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6.76%
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POLL: Do you have a winch & if so, what kind?

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Old 10-18-2008, 08:53 AM
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Default POLL: Do you have a winch & if so, what kind?

This was originally started by mysons95 but without the poll.

Please vote in the poll and post your comments and, if you have a winch, why you chose the style you have chosen.
 
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No winch... (the poll is erroring out) bummer


and needed it just last night.

I`ll post a longer version of this story later, but for now...

I finished installing my homemade posi-lock and had to test it by going mudding. The posi-lock worked flawlessly.

But, I slipped on some greasy mud and started edging for a 3.5` ditch with about 12" of water in it. Every time I pressed the gas pedal, I slipped further into the ditch. And a tree only about 40 feet away.

I needed that winch really bad...that and a couple of tow straps.

A farmer pulled me out with his GMC truck and three 20` tow straps. Glad it wasn`t a Ford (cough).
 
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:43 AM
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Default RE: POLL: Do you have a winch & if so, what kind?

Needs a mechanical option too

I've got a high lift jack which can be used as a winch. Also if anyones got a come along?
 
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Electric winch here.
 
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Default RE: POLL: Do you have a winch & if so, what kind?

Well... Was a thought... I would have thought that they would have had the polls fixed by now.

I have a come along, strap, and a high lift.

When I build the bumpers for my K5, I think I am going to put 2" receivers in both front and rear bumpers, then make 2" mounts for a winch. Then I can move it from front to back as necessary.
 
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Yea...I looked at the hitch mount winch plates....100 some odd dollars for a piece of flat steel with a square tube on it..I reallllly need to learn to weld.
 
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i have a hand operated winch and abt 150 of high quality tow straps

knowing how to wled help out ALOT... my dad tought me....just look at that push bar.lol
 
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OK, so along the line of a come-a-long, tell me what you have. Provide links if you can.

Cable or chain come-a-long and why? And why is there such a huge difference in price?

Isn`t a 4 ton a 4 ton? But I saw one for $30 and one for $395.
 
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Cheap cable come along until my bumper is built and I make the winch plates, then I'm prolly going with a mile marker cause the dealer up the road is cutting me a good price.
 
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I can't be the only person on here that has a winch, can I?
 
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