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Winch Safety Should Be Take Seriously

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Here are some quick safety tips for operating a winch. Print them off and keep them in your dash or email them to a friend who needs to learn more about taking winch safety more seriously. Before you head to a fun day of off-roading, or if you have a serious 4X4 event to dominate, make sure you know how to safely use your winch in case you find yourself in a pinch.

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What Drives a Winch

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There are a few different types of drivetrains used to drive winches, and understanding them is the best way to make the best choice when purchasing your next winch. In modern winches, there are three different types of gears used in the drivetrain. Each different type of gear has its strengths, as well as its weaknesses. Here’s a breakdown on the kind of winch gears that make the unit work.

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Get Your ATV Winter Ready

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Winter is here, or quickly approaching, in most areas of the United States, and it’s time to get your ATV ready for use during the winter months. Here’s a list of things you need to do soon if you want to get full use out of your ATV this winter. Get Your ATV Winter Ready Read more »

Quick Off-Road Winch Tips

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Jeep Pulling Itself with a Winch

A winch is a piece of equipment used by many off-roaders that spools and unspools a cable or chain that is wrapped around a kind of drum — putting it very basically. Some are operated by hand and crank, while others have motors and power sources.

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Choosing a Boat Winch

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Outside of winches used for off-road recovery, marine use is amongst the most popular reasons someone would buy a winch. Choosing the right one for a boat might end up being more of a trail and error process than a smart purchase if you don’t do your research ahead of time. Winches tend to be on the costly side and buying one you don’t need and can’t use will leave you with major buyer’s remorse. Here’s a guide to get you started in selecting the right boat winch.

Choosing the right boat winch is important.

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