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Unread 03-10-2011, 09:19 AM   #181
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Unread 03-10-2011, 10:05 AM   #182
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IIRC from an article I read,the Warn winches are still made in the USA at their Washington location.

I believe,Warn and Ramsey are the only two companies that still produce American made products.
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Unread 03-10-2011, 12:18 PM   #183
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While several products can come from one manufacturer (factory) it is possible to have different internals and production methods.

I have a good friend in Hong Kong who is the CEO of a large multi national that manufactures micro motors eg rearview mirrors, hand held vacum cleaners, electric shavers, electrical antenna motors, window motors, etc.

What he explained is that the "private label" customer can somewhat customize products based on price points. Some inspection checks can be skipped to save on capital as an example. You can have a choice between cheap plastic or more expensive acrylic gears, some greased, some not, some balanced, some not...

Not all components that "look the same" are the same.

No expert, but I believe another good example is that some electrical circuit boards are produced where no human hands touch the boards while others are installed by hand (skin oils are not good on circuit boards). They might look the same but the production methods are different.

Sorry if the discussion is getting a little off topic.
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i just ordered a Warm M8000 For $480 out the door shipped!

now gotta find some line...
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Where did you get it from and did it come with the wireless remote they are giving away right now.

I was looking at the rough country 9500 with syn line for 400. If they are any good I doubt they will stay that price.
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Bringing up an old thread, but I've got a question that I don't think has been addressed yet.

With all the talk of using one or multiple snatch blocks; at what point do you worry about breaking the line? I understand the physics of mechanical advantage doubling and tripling the pulling power of the motor, but the line is still rated for the pull of the winch, right? Could you just replace it with a larger diameter syn line and sacrifice a little length?

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Bringing up an old thread, but I've got a question that I don't think has been addressed yet.

With all the talk of using one or multiple snatch blocks; at what point do you worry about breaking the line? I understand the physics of mechanical advantage doubling and tripling the pulling power of the motor, but the line is still rated for the pull of the winch, right? Could you just replace it with a larger diameter syn line and sacrifice a little length?

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Steel cables are typically sized to match the strength of a winch. For example a 9,500 lb capacity winch will have roughly a 9,500-10,000 lb capacity steel cable. The replacement synthetic line would be 5/16" (7.9mm) or 3/8" (9.5mm). Our Viking Winchlines are rated at 12,300 lb (6 metric ton) for the 5/16" and 17,600 lb (8 metric ton) for 3/8", making them approximately 23% and 46% stronger on the conservative side.
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Unread 03-01-2012, 07:37 PM   #188
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Thanks, just what I was looking for. Still want to keep the cable the weak link, but a little overrated is nice.
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