1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Winches

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by wayne_fj40, May 14, 2003.

  1. wayne_fj40

    wayne_fj40

    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    Yes all I was wondering your take on mile marker electric winches bought one this morning from what I've heard sound like there allright.So I thought I would ask you the decideing commity :G
     
  2. zetasig

    zetasig

    Messages:
    1,419
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Location:
    Hiding
    I have not heard any bad things about them, but if you look on 99% of all trail rigs you will see the Warn 8274. for a reason. :bow:
    Best winch money can buy.
     
  3. woody

    woody Internet Fireman Staff Member

    Messages:
    10,333
    Media:
    303
    Likes Received:
    1,090
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2002
    Location:
    Toquerville UT
    My buddy bought one of the $400 electric milemarkers....IMO, it's nice for the price, but it's pathetically slow....even unloaded. Great for occasional/rare use, but if you need it 3-4 times a day (like me) then you'll despise it quickly. He's already planning something on the front of the rig to "figure 8" the cable rather than respool every time.

    I run the 8274-50 with poly rope and absolutely love it. Prior to that, I ran a 1974 Warn Bellevue (the great-granddaddy of the 8274) Another great winch.
     
  4. woody

    woody Internet Fireman Staff Member

    Messages:
    10,333
    Media:
    303
    Likes Received:
    1,090
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2002
    Location:
    Toquerville UT
    one more...the 8274-50 is $1000-1200 plus another $200 for poly rope and another $40 or so for a alum hawse fairlead.

    Price is definitely right on the Milemarker, the performance wouldn't cut it for me.
     
  5. wayne_fj40

    wayne_fj40

    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    That should be allright Woody I'm not planning on pulling you with it anyway :GBut I'll remember that in case I have to pull you out cause the warn(you have)is down or the battery is DEAD :G
     
  6. woody

    woody Internet Fireman Staff Member

    Messages:
    10,333
    Media:
    303
    Likes Received:
    1,090
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2002
    Location:
    Toquerville UT
    hhhmmm...now where is that "ban" button.... :flipoff2:
     
  7. wayne_fj40

    wayne_fj40

    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    You wouldn't do that after all the support I give you and credit :G Would you?
     
  8. bjowett

    bjowett Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    3,051
    Likes Received:
    544
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2002
    Location:
    Western Massachusetts
    I'll take a slow winch - as long as it gets me out.

    Speaking of the 8274, has anyone ever seen the Toyota version of it? I've only seen pictures on how to repair it in the factory Toyota 60/70 series repair manual I have.
     
  9. axlechassis

    axlechassis

    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2003
    Location:
    Wasilla/Bangkok
    Anyone have practical experience with the milemarker hydraulic winch using an agr pump?