Posted by maddog_bill on December 21, 2003 at 18:13:42:
In Reply to: Winches posted by Ike on December 20, 2003 at 15:17:54:
Pugsly is correct in that having the capability to put the winch on the rear is great. More than once, I have gotten myself in deep doo - doo and the last thing that I wanted to do was keep going forward. Snaking the cable under the vehicle to winch yourself out, severly damages the cable. But, when you are by yourself, options are greatly limited.
A friend rigged up a system to put the winch on the rear and the first time he used it he fried his winch motor. Every electrical connection that you make adds resistance. The more resistance you have, the lower the voltage at the winch. Winch motors do not like to operate a low voltage and they heat up in a hurry.