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post #1 of 6 Old 12-28-2001, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Iím shopping for a new winch to replace a warn m8000 thatís dying of old age (otherwise I íve been very happy with it Ė itís 12 years old and has been with me through 2 jeeps). What are ďlocker threadsĒ? What's different about a ďhydĒ winch (like the Milemarker hyd winch)? Do I understand right that my m8000 is sealed and canít be serviced, but the Warn 8274 can be disassembled and serviced? I donít use my winch cover in summer (6 months a year down here) cuz of overheating problems Ė did this contribute to my winchís demise? How, if itís sealed?
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-30-2001, 08:48 AM
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Milemarker are hydraulic operated winches, where the Warns are electic. The difference is that the Milemarker might run a little slower under a small load, but will run nonstop for all day without overheating which is nice. Also the Milemarker will work while submerged in water or mud, where the Warn will short out. If you e-mail me I might be willing to let you trade your old winch towards a new one.

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Who said that warn winch's can't be seviced? I know there is an electrical repair place here that does winch service. I also know several people that do thier own winch service. I also think you can send it to warn for service. All of these are cheaper than buying a new winch if yours meets your needs.

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Warn will rebuild anything they sell , if your winch is tired , it's still got to be cheaper than replacing it with a new unit. Just my $.02 on the hydraulic winch < the only problem is : if your vehicle dies , so does your winch , the motor needs to be running , if your battery dies on an electric winch theres always a set of jumper cables somewhere .

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I'll take that tired old Warn! I know a lot of guys that would take it in a heartbeat. We ran the piss out of an old Warn M8000 that was on it's third owner and 2nd Jeep. We spent from midnight till well past dawn getting a Jeep off a trail that was totally disabled except for his beat up old used Warn. Any Warn winch kicks arse!

And don't even consider a hydraulic winch on your Jeep. The Jeep has to be running for it to function which is an absolutely ridiculous expectation for a piece of recovery equipment. Not to mention it drops the Jeep if it's hanging by the cable and the engine stalls. If you steer while you're winching the winch stalls. Anytime I've winched myself, I've had to steer. You have an already overtaxed steering system and tagging a winch off of it is just not a good idea. And really, to say the winch can run all day is a bit of a line if you ask me. Sure, the winch can handle it, but you known damn well the power steering system couldn't handle it.

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post #6 of 6 Old 01-02-2002, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Silly me, I thought you couldn't service them. I've never done a thing for it and it's run great since 1989, through 2 jeeps, until this past summer. Well, I've got a good writeup on it now from a web link and it's off the jeep and inside the house (might want to move my couch or something). Great cold weather project.
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