Posts Tagged ‘Winches’

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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Quick Off-Road Winch Tips

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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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Would You Use a Chainsaw Powered Winch? 

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Those looking for winches to buy may run across a unique design out there — the chainsaw powered winch. These winches are lightweight and portable, but most notably, they incorporate a chainsaw for the drive motor. What’s the utility of brands using chainsaw motors and what do the people who use them think?

Winches Driven by Chainsaw Motors

The chainsaw powered winch is a unique and useful design.

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Car Trailer Winches: Don’t Head to the Track Without One! 

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Auto transport for track cars, and even show cars, starts at the car trailer. What’s special about a car trailer for a track car is that it must have a winch, without one you could be facing a major pain on track day.

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