Winches Hydraulic or Electric 12 or 24 volt

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What winch do you have fitted

Electric 12 volt
7
44%
Electric 24 volt
0
No votes
Hydraulic
3
19%
Waste of money, can spend it else where on 4x4
5
31%
Both front and rear electric
1
6%
 
Total votes: 16
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Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:00 pm

Yes mostly when we see a winch in operation it is when we are using it to recover our friends 4x4 that is stuck at a difficult angle or when their vehicles axles are completely stuck in mud.

However we have also used our 12 volt and Hydraulic winches for other applications as well, such as moving 12 and 6 meter shipping containers around in our gardens into their correct positions, however how many of you have a winch fitted to your vehicle and how often do you use it.

There are many brands available on the market, I am not going to say which ones are the best, but will say that the one that lasts the longest while winching for a long period is the best. Winches do overheat.

Mostly winches are not used, they are mounted either to the front or the rear of a vehicle for Just in case I get stuck
I am sure when a person walks into a fitment centre they are told that they need to fit a winch, but to do so a front bumper has to be fitted as well, then high lift points and then the person has to buy a igh Lift Jack etc etc.

This is why we have fitted a Hydraulic 12 000 lbs winch to our TJ Jeep Wrangler and an Electric 12 volt winch to my Hilux.

Yes 24 ot winches are also available this applicatin is used when fast winching aplications has to be used.
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Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:04 pm

This discussion always brings a fight to the table. Hydraulic or Electric? Well All I can say is that both of them have there pros and cons. The Hydraulic might not work so well in some cases and so for the electric. I prefer Hydraulic Power for many reasons but mainly because of the heating issues and damage electric can do to your battery. If US Military, British Military, Forestry Commision, Earth Movers and Enviroment Agency use them they cant be all that bad... :wink:
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Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:16 pm

What is the price diffs between 12v and hydr?

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Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:56 am

Ek voel 'n winch is net daar om jou pel uit die moeilikheid te help :shock: Hoe gereeld word die ding bebruik en hoe effektief is dit teenoor die geld gespandeer. As ek een het sal ek hom opsit maar weet nie wanneer ek hom sal gebruik nie. As jy so diep vassit dat jy moet winch het jy verseker 'n oordeels fout begaan om daar te beland. As jy extreme challenges doen word hy wel gebruik en sal dit verseker 'n moet wees op jou voertuig.

Sal ook graag die prysverskil wil weet tussen die lot
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Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:24 am

Al rede hoekom ek self 'n winch sal opsit is sodat ek op my eie kan gaan speel as niemand wil saam gaan nie :)
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Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:07 pm

I have a 8000lbs Warn fitted. I have used it countless times, either to recover myself or buddies, and even when hunting too. Cable over a branch, lift the animal (ma se Kudu Bull) and load onto another bakkie..
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Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:46 pm

And Hilton, do you sell the Kudu biltong, the season is on its way again............
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Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:01 pm

If you have friends with isuzu's, colts, fords, land rovers, jeeps and other inferior equipment, you can earn yourself a few cases of beer with a good winch on an outing! :lol: :lol:
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