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joinme34
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted January 11, 2004 04:26 PM  
My 2003 trailer has a 6000lb winch mounted in a flush mount floor compartment. The winch is mounted against the rear wall of the compartment. The cable comes out over a roller then to the back of the trailer, so almost 180 degee pull. The roller is too small and it's cutting the edge of compartment. When you winch a 3200lb car it's working it hard for a 6000lb'er. I'm wanting to move the winch to the front wall of the compartment with a straight cable pull off the top of the winch. Can anybody share with me if this would be a bad idea or why they may have mounted it the way it is. Is there something I'm missing before I do this? Thanks.

mod4
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 223
posted January 11, 2004 07:31 PM  
I'm having a hard time visualizing the setup you have as far as a 180* angle, but a real 6000# winch should be dragging weight, not rolling weight, so a 3200# car rolling should be a piece of cake .... check your power source as far as voltage, amps and wiring.

joinme34
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted January 11, 2004 08:03 PM  
Thanks mod4! I know it's kind of confusing but if you can picture the winch mounted against the wall that would be towards the rear of the trailer, the cable comes off the top which would actually be directed towards the front of the trailer. Then it feeds over the top of a roller and runs back towards the back. 180 degrees might be excessive but probably 120 degrees, certainly not near a straight pull. I was thinking it shouldn't be a problem for it either. Thanks for the info.

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