I want to get one of THESE winches from HF to put onto the '71 1614 PK; first, what are your opinions on this winch? I have herd good things about it from this site. I will probably use it to pull logs, mostly. I will more use it to hook to the log and pull with the tractor, then to use the winch's power to pull logs. Would the winch have enough holding power for this?
I want to mount it onto the back of the tractor, just behind and low enough for the cable to clear the HITCH I made for it. That would not be hard to make, the part that is tricky, is making it able to turn 180 degrees to face forward. I thought a lot about whether I should put the winch in the front, or back. I wanted to be able to use it in both directions, I thought I would have to use pulleys, and I did not like that; then it hit me to just make it pivot! Since it is so far in the back, I will likely have to put some kind of guide in the front, but that is no big deal. What do you think would be the best way to make the winch pivot? I don't want it to be a job to do, I would like to just pop out a pin or two and rotate it. Any ideas?