Originally Posted by Dusty8ball
I have a 12000lbs winch on the front of my TJ. I want to know how capable it is. So my question is, could I winch my jeep up a tree? with a tree protector of course. what could I hurt beside myself if the engine was not running. Has anybody attempted this feat before?
I've seen this done from time to time on youtube. If the winch has a 12,000 lb capacity it will be able to pick up your Jeep with no problem. I'm not sure what winching up a tree would prove, but I don't imagine it would hurt much if the engine is off.
What brand winch is it? Is your winch plate rated up to 12,000 lbs? If so you shouldn't have any problems unstucking even a relatively heavy TJ. Let me know if you have questions!