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#1 David Brown OFFLINE  

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Posted June 02, 2014 - 07:41 PM

Thanks for all of the advice in picking a winch for my trailer.  I settled on a Bad Land 2500 pound winch.  It came the other day and I finally had the time to do a little fab work and test it.  I never thought the cable roller guide would not be attached to the winch so I had to make something to mount it on.  The whole unit is mounted on a piece of channel and simply pins around the upright on the trailer sides.  The weight of the winch keeps it in place.  When I'm done with it, I simply pull the pin and put the whole assembly in the trailer box.  I tested it tonight by pulling the Satoh up onto the trailer.  I hoped I could just use my jumper cables but they are too short.  I used my jumper box and it worked great.  Didn't even drain a lot of power so I should get several pulls from a charge if I have to.  Here are the pics.

 

The pin mounting set up.

 

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Attached

 

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The pull

 

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The weak point now is the trailer rail.  It was moving pretty good when the tractor hit the bottom of the ramp.  Aside from the Massey, this was the heaviest tractor I will trailer and the winch worked like a champ.  The wireless remote is really nice too.  This winch does have power out as well which could come in handy.  The only thing it doesn't have is the manual back up crank.  Seems to be a nice winch for the money.


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Posted June 02, 2014 - 07:46 PM

Pretty neat Idea.


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Posted June 02, 2014 - 08:53 PM

Good deal.....I got mine but it is still in the box. Good to see it can do the job!


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Posted June 02, 2014 - 10:46 PM

I like the easy on & off mount. My concern is will this pivot on your upright like for pulling a dead GT to the trailer.
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Posted June 03, 2014 - 04:20 AM

I like the easy on & off mount. My concern is will this pivot on your upright like for pulling a dead GT to the trailer.

No, it will not pivot at all.  I wasn't going to get too fancy because I really won't use this often.  If it becomes a problem in the future, I'll address it then.  If you want yours to pivot, you might want to think about a ball hitch configuration like on a trailer.  The winch won't hold itself up like mine but it would pick up as the line gets tight and would swivel as needed.


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Posted June 03, 2014 - 05:31 AM

I like how it just pins on and can be removed very easy for storage :thumbs:


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Posted June 03, 2014 - 06:01 AM

Nice.

How's the remote working? What sort of range can you get?

I really like that remote idea.


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Posted June 03, 2014 - 06:15 AM

Nice.

How's the remote working? What sort of range can you get?

I really like that remote idea.

The remote works great.  It's supposed to have a range of 20 feet.  I haven't tried that yet but it seems pretty responsive.  It takes a little getting used to because when you let off the retract button, it doesn't shut off instantly.  It's only about a half second but that could still mess you up in certain situations.  Not a big deal by any means.  I just keep the remote in the truck so its there when I need it.


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Posted June 03, 2014 - 06:21 AM

The remote works great.  It's supposed to have a range of 20 feet.  I haven't tried that yet but it seems pretty responsive.  It takes a little getting used to because when you let off the retract button, it doesn't shut off instantly.  It's only about a half second but that could still mess you up in certain situations.  Not a big deal by any means.  I just keep the remote in the truck so its there when I need it.

I found that out with the remote on the 3000 lb winch on my dump trailer. Just remember, a tractor with flat tires will be a lot harder to pull on. That's why I went to a 5000 lb winch on my trailer. Not an issue with it.


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Posted June 03, 2014 - 06:23 AM

Well this just stinks.  I paid $80 for this winch which I didn't think was too awful.  Here it is the day after I got the thing mounted and working and don't I get coupons from Harbor Freight in my email where this very same winch is on sale for $60!  If you ever thought about one, now might be the time.  I can't speak for its durability but from the one time I've used it, I really like it.


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Posted June 03, 2014 - 06:24 AM

So, you could do a drive by quick drop off of stuff, from the comfort

of the truck?


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Posted June 03, 2014 - 06:25 AM

I found that out with the remote on the 3000 lb winch on my dump trailer. Just remember, a tractor with flat tires will be a lot harder to pull on. That's why I went to a 5000 lb winch on my trailer. Not an issue with it.

This is true but I figure, with the wireless remote, I can be back at the tractor to assist things if need be.  Like I said, for all the more I will use it, there wasn't any sense in getting too fancy.


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Posted June 03, 2014 - 06:26 AM

So, you could do a drive by quick drop off of stuff, from the comfort

of the truck?

Well I don't know about that.  I suppose it would be in range.



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Posted June 03, 2014 - 06:47 AM

Well this just stinks.  I paid $80 for this winch which I didn't think was too awful.  Here it is the day after I got the thing mounted and working and don't I get coupons from Harbor Freight in my email where this very same winch is on sale for $60!  If you ever thought about one, now might be the time.  I can't speak for its durability but from the one time I've used it, I really like it.

Sometimes in the fine print, they will allow for a previous purchase if not very long ago.


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Posted June 03, 2014 - 07:05 AM

Sometimes in the fine print, they will allow for a previous purchase if not very long ago.

I'm afraid that won't fly this time.  I bought it on ebay.  When it arrived there were all kinds of Harbor Freight ads and coupons that came with it which lead me to believe that it actually came from there is a round about way.  Not sure how it worked and the regular price is around $120 so I'm still happy with the purchase.  My Saturday scrap day about paid for the winch so that was good.


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