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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Martinsville, West Virginia
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8000 lb winch on an 8000 lb truck? Gonna go with twins? Dual winch set up? Truck this heavy, you need a bigger winch... if the winch is gonna be used to un-stuck the truck. However, if it's only perpous is pulling a fallen tree, or other light task, it will work... but I've always heard you over size the winch to the weight of the truck by at least 1.5 times... 8000 lb truck, 12k lb winch, or bigger... you'll burn up your winch... 8000 lb rating is normally at the first wrap of cable around the drum, and ability to pull decreases with each wrap of cable.
Not pickin' on ya... just a word of caution, hate to see you make a nice paper weight out of a perfect-for-a-jeep winch, miss-used on a really heavy truck.
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