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Old December 16th, 2006, 01:17 AM   #1
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Default mile marker elecrtic winchs

gonna order a winch soom..

what yall think about mile marker electric winchs


im gonna be ordering the 12k winch

any other winchs you can recomend for the price range that the milemarker is in... i can get the winch for 500 bucks brand new


lets here the pros and cons. not one better then the other wit out reasons...


i figure if the military uses mile marker then its good enough for the use that im gonna use it.. not gonna be used everyday once and a great while type of thing but i wanna do it right the first time besides dickin around doing things 4 times....


lets hear your reasoning

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Old December 16th, 2006, 10:04 AM   #2
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they are nice; a little slower than warn, but well worth it because of the huge price difference. that's what i'll probably get someday if i get a winch
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Old December 16th, 2006, 11:14 AM   #3
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It pullls just fine, but slow, as mentioned...

After using my 12k milemarker in tellico, I'm selling it for a warn.

Fine for mud, too slow to save your ass on a rockpile.
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Old December 16th, 2006, 04:19 PM   #4
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PP how much 4 your winch, just asking?
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Old December 16th, 2006, 04:21 PM   #5
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please search, this has been covered hundreds of times

the military uses the hyd winches, not elec...
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Old December 16th, 2006, 05:44 PM   #6
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PP how much 4 your winch, just asking?
Who is this addressed to?

PP = Pavement Pounder.. haven't seen him around this thread...

Are you asking me?
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Old December 16th, 2006, 05:50 PM   #7
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um... being in the military and having used our HMMWV winches A LOT, I can tell you... we burn them up constantly. Most of this is due to operator ignorance, but it's to be expected. Our winches are electric, not sure who has hydro winches. They are slow, but I don't want to move too quickly on rocks anyway.
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Go on a long trail ride for a day with one really slow winch and you will be tempted to donate to a fund to buy that guy a faster winch. A year or so ago, we had one of those Harbor Frieght ones, exactly like the Milemarker ones....Oh My Gawd was it slow! It took about 45 minutes to climb a hill and respool the winch. I think the second time we just wrapped all 80' around his bumper cuz nobody wanted to wait!

My buddy bought one too, cheap enough, but now after 1 trip, it sits on his trailer for junk hauling duty.

If you use it often or plan on needing it more than once a trailride, really consider something faster. But on a positive note, you'll have a winch and that is something!

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Old December 16th, 2006, 10:16 PM   #9
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Go on a long trail ride for a day with one really slow winch and you will be tempted to donate to a fund to buy that guy a faster winch. A year or so ago, we had one of those Harbor Frieght ones, exactly like the Milemarker ones....Oh My Gawd was it slow! It took about 45 minutes to climb a hill and respool the winch. I think the second time we just wrapped all 80' around his bumper cuz nobody wanted to wait!

My buddy bought one too, cheap enough, but now after 1 trip, it sits on his trailer for junk hauling duty.

If you use it often or plan on needing it more than once a trailride, really consider something faster. But on a positive note, you'll have a winch and that is something!

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I'm not so sure about this. The big time is not in the recovery, but after trying to get it all on the spool. Yeah, it is definately slower and if you are on runs where winching will be necessary often, it can get tough. I just sold my Mile Marker 12k and went to a Warn. The Mile Marker has done well for the situations I've been in. I'm only upgrading since my whole jeep is being upgraded!
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Old December 16th, 2006, 10:34 PM   #10
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ill keep these in mind thanks guys... it will be used every now and then since when i wheel its mostly trails in michigan so otehr people can pull me around but it would be nice for when i getinto those shity spots... i dont see the need for it really but who knows... it will get used every now and then so ill throw it on the bumper for when i do go on trail rides and such
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Old December 16th, 2006, 11:47 PM   #11
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For what you need it will do fine.
Sure, if you could go through the wish book you would get the baddest ass Warn they make, but for ocassional wheeling it will do just fine.
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