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Unread 03-30-2008, 09:06 AM   #16
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Hydraulic winches are pretty much indistructable. That is why the military uses them The weak link is the pump but with slight upgrades, you wont ever have a problem. Use synthetic fluid,(doesn't boil as easy) and add an external filter (this will help cool the pump).

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Unread 03-30-2008, 10:23 AM   #17
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Is there a certain kind of synthetic fluid you reccomend? I thought about the idea of an external filter, but I wasn't sure if they made them. Thanks!
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Unread 03-30-2008, 10:44 AM   #18
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You can get a generic kit. Comes with regular h8 (ford) filter and adapter. Mounts in line on the LP line. Myself and friends use valvoline synthetic fluid. It really does make a diffeence. Turning your wheels completely to one side and holding it for any length of time (15 seconds) can raise the temp by 50 degrees.
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Unread 05-13-2008, 11:04 AM   #19
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MileMarker Reverse Mount Photos

Thank for the great info. I was able to use your hose routing info. Here is an example of a reverse mount due to off set fairlead on shrockworks bumper. Had to spin the motor 180 degs. Also replaced the controller conector and wire with a standard 4 pin trailer connector. Original conector was junk broke on second use. Relocated the conector to the side very accessable. Also to make operation of the valves a simple task I color coded the High and Low sides. Keep a small labled photo copy in the glove box for each position, the last slide shows the locked position, remember it is backwords due to the reverse mount.
reverse-mount-offset-fairlead-.jpg   winch-wiring-1a.jpg   winch-remote-controller.jpg   locka.jpg  
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Unread 05-14-2008, 01:22 AM   #20
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has anyone stalled thier hydrulics out yet on thier Jks
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Unread 03-22-2009, 08:02 PM   #21
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Thank for the great info. I was able to use your hose routing info. Here is an example of a reverse mount due to off set fairlead on shrockworks bumper. Had to spin the motor 180 degs. Also replaced the controller conector and wire with a standard 4 pin trailer connector. Original conector was junk broke on second use. Relocated the conector to the side very accessable. Also to make operation of the valves a simple task I color coded the High and Low sides. Keep a small labled photo copy in the glove box for each position, the last slide shows the locked position, remember it is backwords due to the reverse mount.

Where can I find T control handles like those?
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Unread 03-22-2009, 11:53 PM   #22
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When your stock pump over heats, tell me the same thing. it is always a good idea for a hydraulic winch to upgrade the pump and put a cooler in line. Stock pumps overheat all the time even just rock crawling. we put coolers in line all the time.
What kind of cooler do you like to use?
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Unread 03-23-2009, 07:24 AM   #23
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has anyone stalled thier hydrulics out yet on thier Jks

I just finished the install on mine, putting it on the MOPAR off road bumper, which required a little drilling and grinding to fit it. I have stalled it pulling some logs up a hill, but now I know its limits.
As for the electric vs. hydraulic debate, for the type of use I will be giving it, recreational logging for firewood and trail maintenance, the hydraulic winch made more sense. For off road, self recovery I would have gone with the electric. The hydraulic is slow and the supplied steel cable is a pain, tough to keep wound tight. Iím planning on changing to the Amsteel Blue winch line as soon as the funds become available.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 11:02 AM   #24
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Sorry about the zombie thread but I have a few questions for any one with a Hydraulic winch and a JK:

1. Did you ever have a problem with your steering pump? Did the pump ever over heat?

2. How do you like Mile Marker? I was looking at their winches and they seem to be well made but have you had any problems with the winch itself?

Thanks everyone
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Unread 07-29-2010, 07:17 PM   #25
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one good thing about hydraulics is they can always be rebuilt. I would also like to know if anyone has had a problem with the steering pump.
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I donít think anyone plans to roll their Jeep but it can as does happen. You can also be crossing water and stall your engine, again not planned but it does happen. For those reasons alone I would never consider a hydraulic winch. Electric winches have been around for many years and are quite reliable these days. At least as far as the major brands go. Of course there is always the exception including the hydraulic ones.

The best set-up for the electric winch would be to have a dual battery arrangement. The next best thing would be to replace the stock battery with a blue or yellow top Optima.

Make mine an electric please.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 08:40 PM   #27
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I can see a use for hydraulic winches ..... for me I went electric with a blue top Optima .......... no regrets . If I was using it all the time for extended pulls or to work I might have gone with hydraulic ...... both have their place .
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Unread 08-16-2010, 04:58 AM   #28
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Sorry about the zombie thread but I have a few questions for any one with a Hydraulic winch and a JK:

1. Did you ever have a problem with your steering pump? Did the pump ever over heat?
2. How do you like Mile Marker? I was looking at their winches and they seem to be well made but have you had any problems with the winch itself?

Thanks everyone
I overheat my ps circuit just plain wheeling, using only the power steering in 100* Bama weather.

A cooler is a must for me, especially when I get one of these winches.
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Unread 08-16-2010, 09:45 AM   #29
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I overheat my ps circuit just plain wheeling, using only the power steering in 100* Bama weather.

A cooler is a must for me, especially when I get one of these winches.
Which coolers are you using? I will go ahead and add one when I add the winch.

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Unread 08-16-2010, 02:48 PM   #30
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Which coolers are you using? I will go ahead and add one when I add the winch.

Ill be using a stacked plate.cooler.from summit racing with an electricfan. Ill post a link later tonight. JIC pushlock fittigs and hose and redline synthetic fluid.
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