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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:38 am    Post subject: Re: 12000# harbor freight winch Reply with quote

Jimbo...not to be a Richard but.....

The notes say you broke multiple cables, there are photos of near death situations like laying under a truck to stack rocks on a nasty hillside, and a few other things that make me think that recovery was a complete cluster-fuck.

I suggest training for you too!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:01 am    Post subject: Re: 12000# harbor freight winch Reply with quote

Kurt is hereby nominated as the trainer (again!) =)

Quite the masterpiece of recovery that he rigged up that one time...


Dave's post/pics:
azfj.org/index.php?nam...758#161758

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:03 am    Post subject: Re: 12000# harbor freight winch Reply with quote

Homedad wrote:
JimboLIO...not to be a Richard but.....

The notes say you broke multiple cables, there are photos of near death situations like laying under a truck to stack rocks on a nasty hillside, and a few other things that make me think that recovery was a complete cluster-fuck.

I suggest training for you too!

No offense taken my friend, I was just the photographer in this situation and made several contra-rotated proposals on how to get zzMikey unstuck. BUT I didn't have the winch so I limited comment to 'Get out of the kill zone' a few times. The smartest thing 'I' did was drive on the bypass. Oh, and I suggested the 'force multiplier' pulley system proudly provided by ShamWow.

And yes, one winch line was broken, one winch didn't have enough power, and the whole evolution could have been a lot easier. IF the truck wasn't impaled on the rock, limiting travel both ways. IMHO...We could have strapped him up the rock with a snatch strap. We had the room. BUT, he was hard aground on his driveshaft and anything we did could have damaged that further. It was a difficult situation.

I'm ALWAYS up for training. Let me know when you need a 'victim' and I'll volunteer.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:37 am    Post subject: Re: 12000# harbor freight winch Reply with quote

Homedad wrote:
Jimbo...not to be a Richard but.....


Hey!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:01 am    Post subject: Re: 12000# harbor freight winch Reply with quote

Super coupon!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:23 am    Post subject: Re: 12000# harbor freight winch Reply with quote

Sweet its still alive...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:45 pm    Post subject: Re: 12000# harbor freight winch Reply with quote

sale sale sale

images.harborfreight.c...ch2015.pdf

292.44 lowest price ever!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:34 pm    Post subject: Re: 12000# harbor freight winch Reply with quote

200 bux more for a nicer winch with synthetic rope:

www.superwinchexperts....5201-winch


That's my plan.

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 8:08 am    Post subject: Re: 12000# harbor freight winch Reply with quote

sale sale sale



319 for the 12K
249 for the 9K
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:25 am    Post subject: Re: 12000# harbor freight winch Reply with quote

On sale right now at Harbor Freight 289.99 with the coupon from their mailer

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:37 pm    Post subject: Re: 12000# harbor freight winch Reply with quote

Wow, this thread lives on!

I got this one for the jeep: superwinchcompanystore...5201-winch

Worked like a champ last month pulling a Ford F-250 out of snow and mud.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:36 pm    Post subject: Re: 12000# harbor freight winch Reply with quote

Not sure why, but this commercial cracked me up. I wonder if they used the Harbor freight one



And this


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