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Old 02-09-2011, 09:19 PM
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Default 4 Wheel Drive Action mag winch comparo

I posted this on outers as well.

There is a copy of issue 159 with the electric winch test online for anyone interested. They were pretty harsh on them (continous extended line pulls) and the motor temps got pretty hot. This burn't out a few, including the tigerz. If the winch motor's got much above 110C this started to root them.

The maximum load was only 1800kg and **** these electric winches get hot.
I will stick with my hydraulic anyday.

http://www.avenger4x4.com.au/library...nchComparo.pdf


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I don't trust any of their comparo's.
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Yes agreed but the hydraulic is a fair bit more expensive so hard to compare it with a $1000 electric.

The real failure of most electric winches is not just the heat they produce under load but the fact that almost all of them leak.
I really don't want to have to remove my winch after every big trip in the wet. Really don't even want to service it every year.
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i am with you geordie am now thinking of taking it back off now and sealing the gearbox and motor with gasket goo silicon....just so i will not have too...bugger there go my days off again...lol
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I think that if you rewind the winch for a about a meter than stop rewind for a about a meter stop
you should be alright. the testers at that magazen wouldent do that they would just put it in rewind and hold it there untill it got red hot **** it self and report on that not very good testing in my book..
no mater how much you pay for a winch use it and not abuse it. it should last a long time..
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I don't trust any of their comparo's.
x2 always a major sponsor that seems to win. Stopped buying it a while ago.
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x3. thats with any of there 'comparos', and why do they never throw a high mount into the mix? i know that its a different style but would be good to see the difference between the two types
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I know its not winch related but they gave TJM shocks a crap review in the last shock comparo, and as you know 4x4 action and TJM are best buddies
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