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#7153911 - 12/07/12 06:32 AM Winch ratings
Rock Chuck Offline
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It's really hard to find good info on exactly what winch ratings mean. For the most part, what I've found is that a 5000lb winch won't lift 5000lb. It means that it will pull a 5000lb rolling vehicle up something like a 20% slope.
Does anyone know of where we can get accurate info on exactly what various winches are capable of doing?
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#7154189 - 12/07/12 07:38 AM Re: Winch ratings [Re: Rock Chuck]
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Good question. There should be some law of physics, and equation that would help. The rolling part throws me.
There must be someone smarter than I am that knows the answer.
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#7160599 - 12/08/12 11:12 PM Re: Winch ratings [Re: wabigoon]
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I'm not smarter than you, but a long time ago I figured out that one should have a winch that is rated at 1 1/2 or 2 times the weight of the truck you put it on. I found it saved using blocks and breaking cable...most of the time.
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#7176447 - 12/12/12 07:05 PM Re: Winch ratings [Re: Rock Chuck]
lightman Offline
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A winch is like a gun safe,buy bigger that you think. Lightman
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#7176469 - 12/12/12 07:10 PM Re: Winch ratings [Re: lightman]
Spotshooter Offline
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It almost has more to do with the cable strength rating, and how much pull the winch can do with one winding on the drum.

Yes, you always need over capacity
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#7184019 - 12/14/12 04:45 PM Re: Winch ratings [Re: Spotshooter]
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I was told that the rating was at the hub. Each wrap decreases the rating by 8-10%. Most winches have 4 or 5 wraps.....

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#7184810 - 12/14/12 07:38 PM Re: Winch ratings [Re: Dan_H]
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Buy the biggest SOB that will fit. Thank me later.
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