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    Quote Originally Posted by Zcoota View Post
    I guess that's it, Ive got a couple of snatch block an a single winch extension. So now I can multiple my puling force and exceed the rating of the extension
    not so, the winch extension is to allow you to get the length on the snatchblock, not to remote the snatch block. Snatch blocks should be mounted to whatever they are going to pull (or pull against) with a chain or strap rated to the capacity of the snatch block (which is always going to be at least 2x the max line pull of the winch)
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    A high mount 8274 is enough, once you get high, youíll never go low.

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    My ex Telstra 130 came equipped with a 9500kg Warn winch. The vehicle in camping form weighs around 3500kg's and I have had no trouble recovering it on a few occasions with that winch. Sometimes with a snatch block and other times a straight line pull.
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    On my Disco 3 I have recovered my 100HP 6ton plus tractor bogged 40cm deep a couple of times, A direct pull was not good enough on one occasion and a snatch block resolved the situation easily. The winch was an ALDI unit rated at 9000lbs and worked well. The Defender has a Supercheap unit rated at 12000lbs but I've not yet tried to pull anything heavy enough to require a snatch block (and we've had no rain so no bogged tractor)

    I would also agree with Dorian that if you can't move it with a snatch block it's probably not your problem.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tote View Post
    On my Disco 3 I have recovered my 100HP 6ton plus tractor bogged 40cm deep a couple of times, A direct pull was not good enough on one occasion and a snatch block resolved the situation easily. The winch was an ALDI unit rated at 9000lbs and worked well. The Defender has a Supercheap unit rated at 12000lbs but I've not yet tried to pull anything heavy enough to require a snatch block (and we've had no rain so no bogged tractor)

    I would also agree with Dorian that if you can't move it with a snatch block it's probably not your problem.


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    I have had a 12,000lb Domin8tor winch on my D2a now for over 3 years and apart from an annual service it has been faultless so far.
    I have done many recoveries and other work with the winch so it hasn't been sitting idle all the time
    I have found it helpful when using a snatch block especially on the beach to bog yourself down to anchor yourself in and simply use the vehicle that you are recovering to get out after the recovery is complete.
    Also making sure that you have most of the cable/rope out during the pull gives you the most power from your winch (regardless of brand) and only run the winch for a few seconds at a time to preserve the winch is also a good idea.
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    have a look at the Runva ewx9500_Q EVO - 80:1 ratio (standard Warn 8274 is about 123:1), so plenty quick and is low mount (no blocking the radiator)
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    Runva..yes!

    Another vote for the Runva. ..nice and quick...pulled the ar#! out of the D2A and as quick as a high mount too.!

    More pulling power usually means the winch is much slower.

    Have a look at the latest All 4 Adventures where Jase is bragging about his new 'Jase designed' Red Winch 16000lbs...its soooo sloooow😐

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    So from what Iím reading, if I can get it to fit, my old Thomas 8000HC (electric & hand crank) with a block, shovel and high lift should be plenty for my D4. Heading to Cape York mid next year with the 1.7t camper but we donít plan on going crazy extreme with it.
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    How much winch is enough ?

    Quote Originally Posted by John_D4 View Post
    So from what Iím reading, if I can get it to fit, my old Thomas 8000HC (electric & hand crank) with a block, shovel and high lift should be plenty for my D4. Heading to Cape York mid next year with the 1.7t camper but we donít plan on going crazy extreme with it.
    Just check the dimensions match within the limits of a Warn 9500 and you should be fine.

    Thereís a limit to the width between the rails and the alignment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    Just check the dimensions match within the limits of a Warn 9500 and you should be fine.

    Thereís a limit to the width between the rails and the alignment.
    Thanks. I know that getting it to fit will be a challenge. I wasnít going to put a bullbar in this car but Iím not seeing any way around it. Hopefully a bullbar with a custom made Winch cradle, and some bullbar modifications and it will fit. Itíd be a shame to sell it, itís a great winch.
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