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Old December 8th, 2006, 12:32 AM   #1
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So after recovering 2 dead vehicals of the freeway for friends tus, i realized i fuckin blows to push a dead car on a trailer.
So after reading this http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=29649
Im lookin at purchasing one of these cheapos. just ot pull up dead cars and rigs.
But id like somethin with a little more ASS to it whn im using a cheapo winch..
Thought about ATV winch's 3500 was he only ones i could find in my pice range on Ebay ($100 or less)
Then i found this little mad dog.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/6000L...58668673QQrdZ1
Any thoughts. yes i know its cheap. But do you think it will actualy pull 6k ?
Now power supply, lookin at Mounting a Battery box on the trailer with a heavy duty battery in it.. But what about charging.. Run the break away box 12v lead to it for charging with a Breaker so i dont burn up the wire from truck ?? or just hook it up and not worry about burning it up wont ever drain down far enough ? OR Do i just do a stan alone battery with some sort of gauge and pull it to charge it every time i use ( that last one sounds like a PITA to me.
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Old December 8th, 2006, 12:45 AM   #2
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Get a huge boat battery, through that in the trailer, and go to town.
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Old December 8th, 2006, 01:56 AM   #3
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Get a huge boat battery, through that in the trailer, and go to town.
Im Preatty well set on how im gona power the winch, im just lookin athow to charge that battery back up. and keep it charged up..
Solar panel is a bit out of budget.
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Dude, battery charger, and get the big battery for less charge ups..
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Old December 8th, 2006, 05:51 PM   #5
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Any thoughts. yes i know its cheap. But do you think it will actualy pull 6k ?
I have one just like that, and have pulled a couple of cars onto my trailer with it.
It even did OK with a single line pull. Bit slow though.
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dude i can hook your truck up so it will charge through your 7 pin just let me know... i can put a full aux batt set up on your trailer.. its like second nature now.. you should know that just buy me some mountain dew or something
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Old December 8th, 2006, 07:19 PM   #7
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dude i can hook your truck up so it will charge through your 7 pin just let me know... i can put a full aux batt set up on your trailer.. its like second nature now.. you should know that just buy me some mountain dew or something
I just want some kinda of load protection on that small wire coming from the 7 pin, Dont wana smoke the power lead in the truck.. Start "collecting" the stuff
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I've got a old half dead 8,000 ramsey on the front of my tilt bed with long a$$ cables, just pop the hood on the tow rig and hook them up. It's been getting the job done for over 10+ junkers in the last 2 months, 2 of them didn't even have tires on them.

When my plow truck died (3/4 ton chebby) my cables weren't long enough to reach the battery on my buddies 4 door super duty so I just grabbed my optima set it next to the winch and it pulled a rolling vehicle with out hesitation, or killing the bat.

Its a hellalot better than using a highlift and a chain/ or pushing to get something on a trailer
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Old December 12th, 2006, 12:17 PM   #9
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murrays sells a car winch for trailers for like $55 if not pretty close to that in price
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by recharging the battery off the 7 pin plug it comes of the alternator lead most of the time anyway thats how the slide in campers recharge there battery. ive also ran a ramsey 8000# winch on a trailer this way and was able to pull a full size blazer on it.
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Old December 13th, 2006, 03:35 AM   #11
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murrays sells a car winch for trailers for like $55 if not pretty close to that in price
hmm, Really.... Do u have any more details on this ? Theres no murrays around here and i wana know more about it before i drive a ways..
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