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So I am guessing that the xrc8 is plenty of winch for the ex? I just won one in a raffle and since mile marker control boxes are cheaply made and keep breaking, I am thinking of replacing my 9000# mile marker with the 8000# smittybuilt since the control box seems more sturdy at least.
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
18' No-load FPM beats out the Smittybuilt, and the HF badlands models.
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
Color-coated wiring Yes
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.