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Old 08-05-2010, 06:47 AM
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Rigging up a hydraulic winch

Good Morning Jeepers! I have access to a hydraulic winch but I dont have any fittings to hook it up to my TJ. Does or has anyone installed a winch and manufactured the lines themselves? Is there fittings that are sold seperately to rig up to the power steering pump? Any insight would be very much appreciated.
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I know that Tractor Supply Company will make hydraulic lines for you while you wait. They can do any length and a number of different fittings. Don't know if that helps you or not, but at least it's a start. Does Japan have TSCs?

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I don't know if the power steering pump would have the umph needed to drive a winch. I somehow doubt it.
As for the lines. We have a place called House of Hose here in Spokane where I get all my specialty lines made up. Look for something similar in your area or I believe you can order from them if you have the specs on what exactly you need.
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Depending on the winch you should be able to use you stock pump, however if you feel you stock pump is not in the best shape look at getting a new one. Also, my experience with this type of winch is that they are slow vs their electric counter parts. Will pull a mountain all day though.
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The Power Steering pump is rated at 1500PSI and that is what is required of the winch. MileMarker Hydraulic winches are driven by the power steering pump so I know it will work, I just dont have the lines or the fittings. I know I can make them but I also need to setup a circuit breaker electrically and that part is what I am not sure about.

Cavedvr, I think they call it Tractor Suppry Company over here
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