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 Post subject: Winch capacity for AStro AWD, Warn M8000 vs M10000, vs VR100
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:51 pm 
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What is the general winch capacity needed?
Astro weighs about 5,000 lb?

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 Post subject: Re: Winch capacity for AStro AWD, Warn M8000 vs M10000, vs V
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:33 pm 
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Pondering the same question.


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 Post subject: Re: Winch capacity for AStro AWD, Warn M8000 vs M10000, vs V
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:19 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Winch capacity for AStro AWD, Warn M8000 vs M10000, vs V
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:49 pm 
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I'm over at expedition portal as well, have been for some time, great site.

I wouldn't doubt if you were advised to go with a 10,000# rig, you could shackle to a tree and pull someone else out.

However, I don't need to be the big dog, and every time I got stuck it didn't take that much to get me going again. I just don't drive in a 3 foot mud pit! Usually it's a simple straight line pull. but use the chart AstroWll linked to.

I think a 2,000# pull is usually enough to get my loaded F-150 rolling, my Astro is lighter than that truck.

When another vehicle lends a line for help, I doubt they pull more than 2 or 3,000 #, after all, you're not lifting the van, just pulling it. And what are you stuck in?

I got stuck more often in a Baja VW, I'd just get out and lift the front and head in a different direction, haven't been "that" stuck and don't plan on it......but, if I do with the van I think my little ATV winch at 2,500# would probably do the job, while driving too. It hooks into my hitch receiver.

I know the safety, shouldn't be trying to drive a recovery vehicle while using a winch, that cable could break and come through a windshield giving you a new face, just make sure you cover the line with a blanket or heavy tarp, I'll take that chance in a pinch.
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 Post subject: Re: Winch capacity for AStro AWD, Warn M8000 vs M10000, vs V
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:13 pm 
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I'm looking to get a winch now that I have a jeep and I'm thinking like Ozarker.
I want a hitch mounted winch as I would have many uses for it other than just a bumper ornament. Used on different vehicles and fixtures such as a trailer or with a tri pod or boom as a lift.
As he mentioned safety is paramount, common sense rules.
Common sense also applies to the purchase, if you think you'll need to lift your van vertically into the rescue chopper often, by all means get the 20,000 lb. rating.


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 Post subject: Re: Winch capacity for AStro AWD, Warn M8000 vs M10000, vs V
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:53 am 
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Hi,
The synthetic line seems to be a good safety feature too, as well as being lighter than steel cable.

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