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Unread 08-29-2008, 02:50 PM   #1
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10,000 lb. Chicago Winch Question

Hey guys, I just bought a used winch. It is a 10,000 lb Chicago winch, with control box, Remote, Mounting plate, and roller fairlead. I bought it for $200.00 at a wholesale warehouse.

When I got home I streched the cable out which is about 105 ft long, then I wound it up. After I got done winding it all up, the motor seemed pretty warm. is that normal for pulling in 105 ft of cable? or should I be suspicious? The winch and Cable look brand new, so I didn't expect it to get that warm.

I've heard good things about chicago winches lasting a long time.

I've never owned a winch before, so any other advice you can give me that might make a winch last would be great.

Thanks Klinton

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Unread 08-29-2008, 03:07 PM   #2
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A friend of mine got one of the cheaper winches (a T-max I think) but the drum and motor got worryingly hot so we had to leave the steel rope on it rather than running a synthetic which is heat sensitive and then returned it for a refund as soon as we got back.
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Unread 09-05-2008, 11:33 PM   #3
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Those winches often run hot... with no load, they'll often run much hotter letting the line out then pulling it in - the brake is in the drum, and the motor has to overpower the brake to power out the cable. This is why, as the last poster said, synthetic lines are bad on those winches. Get an 8274 instead.

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Unread 09-06-2008, 01:59 AM   #4
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Those winches often run hot... with no load, they'll often run much hotter letting the line out then pulling it in - the brake is in the drum, and the motor has to overpower the brake to power out the cable. This is why, as the last poster said, synthetic lines are bad on those winches. Get an 8274 instead.

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I forgot to mention, the other reason we returned that El Cheapo winch was that it payed out slightly faster than it wound in????? It got hot in either direction though???
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Quality control is not a major factor in their manufacturing process, to put it politely.

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Unread 09-12-2008, 09:05 AM   #6
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I never heard much good things about those winches. Their atv winches work alright but the heavier ones arent very good.
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Unread 09-12-2008, 06:08 PM   #7
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my winch also gets warm with no load if i pull in all the line at once i don't think it is a problem
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my winch also gets warm with no load if i pull in all the line at once i don't think it is a problem
My Warn doesn't get warm when spooling on 100' of rope even under some load.
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I have personally watched mine lift the front of my fullsize k5 diesel blazer off of the ground straight up when I rolled it
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