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Need advice on a winch

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Old 07-31-2004, 01:05:14 PM
Chris Kirk
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Default Need advice on a winch

The engine collection has gotten big enough so that I have to buy a winch to load my truck. I've never bought one before and know nothing about them. I've done a little reading so far, and I know I'd like to buy an electric winch. What are the advantages of an AC vs. DC winch? Can I run cables directly from the truck battery to run the DC, and how would I power an AC winch from my truck's circuit panel? Anything specific I should look for in construction, type of drive, etc? I'll only be using the winch to load my truck, and my heaviest engine (yet) will be around 1200lbs with the cart. I want to buy a well-made (perferrabley American made), name winch...have already been through the cheap import tool phase and I'm tired of things breaking. Any advice would be helpful.




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