Warn Wins Comprehensive FourWheeler.com Winch Shootout

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Anybody who has been off-roading knows the importance of a good winch. There are simply just times when you will get stuck no matter how careful you drive. Which one is the best winch? Fourwheeler.com recently completed a detailed testing and analysis of eight different winches. There was one winner: Warn Winch.

Warn Wins FourWheeler.com Shootout

The Warn 9.5xp winch won an eight winch shootout performed by FourWheeler.com.

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How Much Should A Used Winch Cost?

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Shopping for a used winch can be a somewhat confusing experience.  Simply put, there are a ton of different used winch options out there and an equally lengthy list of prices to go with them.

When looking for a used winch, it helps to know exactly what you need before scouring online classifieds, Craigslist or eBay for a potential deal.  What size of winch fits on your vehicle or trailer?  How much horsepower do you need?  How strong of a line is required?  Do you need a remote controller?  Electric or hydraulic? Once you’ve narrowed down your used winch needs, then you can start to get into the nitty-gritty of what to expect in terms of pricing.  Read more »

How Does A Winch Tensioner Work?

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Have you ever flown a kite? When the breeze is strong and your kite is flying high, it’s easy to pack up and go home with a nicely wound kite reel. Simply twisting the winder is all you need to do to ensure that you get a clean, tight line wrap. The reason? Tension. Tension allows you to wind one layer of string upon another without snags or kinks, which in turn means that the next time you want to go fly your kite, it’s a lot easier to get going (no problems with the string).

What is a winch tensioner

Winch Tensioners help ensure your winch cable lays down as cleanly as possible, just as the cable on the winch shown.

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The Best Winch How-To Videos

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There are a lot of ‘how-to’ winching videos out there, but not all of them are created equal. We’ve scoured the net to find some of the best videos out there that can show you how to get the most out of your winch, and answer some questions that you might have about all of the different ways you can make use of a winch out on the trail.

There are seven videos in total, showing you how to winch, how to protect your winch from theft, how to work a snatch block, etc. Enjoy. Read more »

The History of Mile Marker Winches

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You remember how many of your best off-road adventures, escapades, and stories started, don’t you? Somebody said, “yeah, you just head south on 285 till you get to mile marker 73. Then you turn right, follow the curves and watch for the mud holes.” It all started at a particular mile marker.

Mile Marker WInch History

The history of Mile Marker WInches

It might not be far-fetched to say that’s how the Mile Marker winch brand began. Read more »

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