I have a Ramsey Patriot 15,000 # winch. I had it mounted on a 28' gooseneck trailer. I used to pull dead tractors and equipment onto my trailer with it. I no longer have the Silverado 3500 or the trailer. I did keep the winch because I paid almost $1600 for it.
My question is, should I mount this big winch on my 98' TJ? It weighs 120#.
I keep seeing these 8-9000# winch deals pop up online. Should I sell the big 15,000 Ramsey and buy a smaller winch due to size and weight.
The Warn M8000 I see posted now on sale weighs a lot less at 75#. Let's hear some opinions and valid points on keeping my current winch or buying a new smaller one.
I am currently designing new bumpers that I'm going to build. I can build around either winch.
Thanks in advance ....
10' JKU Mango Tango, TF perf. leveling kit, Rubicon shocks, 315/70/17 GY DT's, V-Tec Raptor wheels 17x9, fender trim, Warn M8000, SB front bumper, aftermarket HU and powered JBL sub., Cibie' H4 light upgrade, KC Apollo Pro's, etc, etc.
I just looked up a quick example of a 'heavy duty' winch and the Warn Powerplant HD pulls 12k lbs and weighs 115lb so, for the 5 extra lbs of weight you will get 3k more lbs pull power...sounds like a good tradeoff! I was just about to buy the Superwinch EPi9.0 that weighs just a bit less than these two...only reason I didn't is I got a good deal on the EPi9.0S (synthetic winch line) If you can mount it, use it!
Thank you sir, may I have another!!!