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Old 13 May 2004, 07:18   #1
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Tow bar winches

You know those tow bar winches you can buy for about 70.00, are they any good. I'm thinking of getting one for my "jeep" and having it handy for the once a year opportunity of pulling someone out of the sand. Any thoughts....like where to get em cheap (God I have being a cheap-skate scouser) or where to source something a bit better at about the same $$ (God there I go again beoing a penny pinching scouser).
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Old 13 May 2004, 07:34   #2
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tow bar winches you can buy for about 70.00, are they any good. I'm thinking of getting one for my "jeep" and having it handy for the once a year opportunity of pulling someone out of the sand. Any thoughts....like where to get em cheap (God I have being a cheap-skate scouser) or where to source something a bit better at about the same $$ (God there I go again beoing a penny pinching scouser).
I don't know how well they work but it's a good fashion accessory and they do come with a handle is the going gets tough
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Old 13 May 2004, 07:52   #3
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Imho.........

Yer pays 70 and you get ......... as Rogue says......... a fashion accessory.

Try to pull someone out of the sand and you will also get a strong burning smell.

Spend 10 times that and you will get a useful tool not a toy, and you will easily be able to drag yourself towards the stuck vehicle.
Now get some ground anchors, strops and you might shift it.
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Old 13 May 2004, 08:57   #4
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I couldn't....

agree more.
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Daniel is flogging a decent winch. I am not sure if it's surrounded by a range rover or not at the moment
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You know those tow bar winches you can buy for about 70.00, are they any good. .
Well I have one of those , I would love to exchange that for a cold coke any day

Thats how much it's worth

Go for a SuperWinch 4500

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I've got a superwinch 8000 but it's too heavy for me to lift up on to the bumper bracket. so when you are over here Rene you can give me a hand

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I've got a superwinch 8000 but it's too heavy for me to lift up on to the bumper bracket. so when you are over here Rene you can give me a hand

Huskey?
Thats worth about 5 x as much as himhim paid for the F40

Lift it -why dont you winch it into place? (Joke, and a poor one at that)
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Ive got a 12v one in the garage but you will have to modefi the bracket to fit your tonka toy , I can drop it off if you want to try it
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Thanks Graham.......

money well spent. I've spent the week wire brushing it, painting it with Hemmerite and rewireing it to suit the Jeep and generally messing about winching things from here to there (the dog is getting really pissed off with me). Anyway, cheers mate, if you and your "Big Yellow Tonka Toy" ever need a pull, just call.
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