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    Has anyone bought and used HF winches? Actually used them to know how good they are? I don't do any extreme rock climbing so I am looking at getting a winch just because of the safety factor, not planning on using one that often.

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    I personally do not have one but know a lot of people that do and have seen them in action. Only complaint is that they are very slow.

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    I've watched some youtube videos on them and they have problems with heat (duty cycle) and have to stop and cool down over and over during pulls or burn up.

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    Newracer. The ones you saw in action/being used, did you see any problems or would you say they were doing a pretty fair job?

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    They worked OK. One guy did have a problem with his circuit breaker tripping with just a short pull, he ended up getting the breaker replaced under warranty.

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    Thanks for the answers. Sounds like getting one for just in case and not planning on using one very often might do for someone like me who doesn't have a lot of money to spend on extras.

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    You should also consider a used Warn or Superwinch. I have a Warn to sell but I am pretty far from you.

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    So how much for the Warn, how big is it and where in the hell is Timnath? You can personal e-mail me if you want. Thanks, Don

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    UncleDon previously posted:
    "So how much for the Warn, how big is it and where in the hell is Timnath? You can personal e-mail me if you want. Thanks, Don"

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    Front Range 4x4 freight shipping might work...

    I might be making a trip to Highlands Ranch for Christmas - to get it that far south (if things work out).


    UncleDon previously posted:
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    200 miles north of you.

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    200 miles (400 miles round trip) is approaching $80 in gas if I did it in the Jeep. What do you value your time at in addition to the fuel costs?

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    UncleDon previously posted:
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    It's a Warn XD9000i. It has a brand new motor. It has some cosmetic damage and needs a winch line. I was hoping to get $400 for it. I do go down to Penrose fairly often to run Indy, I'll actually be there this Saturday.

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    Thanks for the answer I wish I could meet you at Penrose but have plans I don't think I can change. I will keep in contact with you and if you don't sell it maybe I can find the money and buy it. BTW what is Indy down here?

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    I am not actively trying to sell it so I'll probably still have it for a while. It's just sitting on my workbench at the moment.

    There are three trails just outside of Penrose; Independence, Patriot, and Liberty that are extreme rock crawling trails.

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