Winching a stuck Landy out with a KEW 8 000 electric winch

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Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:20 pm

First of all, I will let the photo's tell this story

My mate went out 4x4ing one Saturday afternoon with his wife and son and two huge dogs, well his words were when he phoned me for help,

"Dammit Simon I have got my 1994 Landrover Defender 110 which has a V8 engine stuck, I was driving along and suddenely it fell towards this small bog hole, the sand sort of gave way, please can you come out and help me"

Well sure my friend, you will help me next time :mrgreen:

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For safety reasons, I opened my Hilux's bonnet, connected the winch cable to his Landy, threw a short length of strap over the winch cable, made sure that his family were safely out of the way and then winched his vehicle slowly back and he was soon on his way again.

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Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:22 pm

P/S The red box on the back of my Hilux is an old fire extenguisher box, I keet the Stihl chainsaw in it, out this way there are millions of damn thorntree branches that get in the way also make firewood to sell.

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Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:25 pm

How would you rate the KEW Winch?

Worth the just more than R4,500??
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Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:35 pm

I had a KEW8000 that lasted for 3 serious recoveries. The magnets in the motor came loose, and eventually caused the motor to burn out. It has a really stupid design where the motor cannot be replaced like other winches, so I had to throw it away....some people's KEW8000 winches seem to keep on working, but I still think it's just cheap Chinese junk!
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Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:34 pm

Zantus, ek het so bietjie fout gemaak. Die winch wat die verkoopsman my gewys het was die EWX. Hy het my aanbeveel om nie die GEW of die KEW te koop nie. Maar vir R1000 meer kan ek Come Up se DV9000i koop. Dink dit is baie beter opsie en baie meer betroubaar.

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Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:04 pm

I was qouted R4000.00 for a Warn solenoid box and remote last week.
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Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:04 pm

Hoppy wrote:I was qouted R4000.00 for a Warn solenoid box and remote last week.
That is quite few purple buffalo bills. :crazy:
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Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:31 pm

Ek dink die Come-up is die beter opsie.
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Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:46 pm

Vir die 1ste keer kennis gemaak met die Come Up winch by 'n PH net duskant Tshipise, hy gebruik net Come Ups op sy 4x4 jag-voertuie oa 'n SFA & LC P/U
Hy kon net goed praat itv waarde vir geld :thumbup:
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Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:13 am

How come I can't see the pic's.Only red crosses?

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Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:26 pm

hentey wrote:How come I can't see the pic's.Only red crosses?
I can't see the pics either?
I think the Landy forum okes must've destroyed the evidence :evil:
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Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:04 pm

yup I dont think they like evidence like that where everyone can see it.
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Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:26 pm

ROYOTA wrote:
hentey wrote:How come I can't see the pic's.Only red crosses?
I can't see the pics either?
I think the Landy forum okes must've destroyed the evidence :evil:
Mee too :( :cry: :cry: :(
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Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:03 am

Who wants to see a stuck lr anyway :twisted:

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Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:18 am

Watching LR recoveries .... that's like watching traffic go by, .... commonplace. :twisted: :wink:
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