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Winch shopping? Comparison specs here:

Discussion in 'Offroad Accessories' started by Premier, April 25, 2007.

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    1. Wills05xlt4x4

      Wills05xlt4x4 Elite Explorer

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      can someone explain whats the diffence in a old school warn and the new VR series....
      my local shop quoted me 409.99 for a warn VR8000.........
      how are these built for so much cheaper and i know they still carry a warn full lifetime warranty but if theyre the same/better/cheaper then why make one for twice as much still....
      thanks in advance
       
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      Premier, here are some numbers for the HF Badlands Winches from this thread, do with them what you please. :)
       
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      Anybody have any feedback on the Superwinch? :scratch:

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      I'm looking at the LP8500 (PN-1585202) sold on Amazon for $300 This will fit nicely tucked up under the grill as it is only 8.5" H

      http://www.amazon.com/Superwinch-15..._8?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1334972534&sr=1-8

      18' No-load FPM beats out the Smittybuilt, and the HF badlands models.

      Specifications:
      Rated line pull 8,500 lb. (3,856 kg) bottom layer
      Motor 4.5 hp (3.3kW) series wound, 12V DC
      Gearing 3-stage planetary
      Gear ratio 235:1
      Braking Auto, mechanical load hold
      Freespool clutch Lever action
      Wire rope 5/16" x 94' (7.9mm x 29m)
      Dimensions 21.0" l. x 6.3" d. x 8.6" h.
      (533mm l. x 160mm d. x 218mm h.)
      Drum Diameter 2.5" (63.5mm)
      Drum Length 8.8" (224mm)
      Installed weight 76 lb (34.5 kg)
      Switching method 15' (4.5m) rubber handheld remote
      Switching mechanism Sealed solenoid
      Hawse Yes
      Color-coated wiring Yes

      Performance 12VDC (Bottom layer on drum)

      Line Pull Motor AMPS Line Speed
      LB (kg) 12v FPM (m/m)
      0 0 84 18.0 (5.5)
      2,500 (1,134) 156 9.8 (3.0)
      4,500 (2,041) 215 7.5 (2.3)
      6,500 (2,948) 270 6.0 (1.8)
      8,500 (3,856) 320 3.5 (1.1)
       
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      At that price, buy three!
       
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      The load line speeds are a slight concern, but not really important, as long as it pulls. The weight that is posted at those line speeds are what is concerning. Seems even tho it is a series wound motor, with 235:1 3 stage planetary gears, it looks like it gets real weak fast as the layers go down on the spool.

      Seems it would work fine at the top layers, and using a block would make up for those #'s, just a PITA to use a block all the time.

      Decisions, decisions....:scratch:
       
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      Excellent post. Thanks for all the info.
      Quick question, when was this pulled together.... is the info still up to date?
       
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      Since this thread is almost 9 years old and hasn't been updated for more than 5, I'm going to assume it isn't all that up-to-date.
       

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