How else do you use your winch?

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Vehicle recovery aside, how else have you used your winch?

I’ve heard of people doing landscaping, pulling boats out, even skinning deer.

Just curious how “else” you’ve used your winch...



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Vehicle recovery aside, how else have you used your winch?

I’ve heard of people doing landscaping, pulling boats out, even skinning deer.

Just curious how “else” you’ve used your winch...

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Good for cleaning that hard to reach mud.....
 

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Vehicle recovery aside, how else have you used your winch?

I’ve heard of people doing landscaping, pulling boats out, even skinning deer.

Just curious how “else” you’ve used your winch...
I plan on using mine to move a windmill tower I bought decades ago and never got put up - my wife wants it out of the yard and set back of my shop out of the way. Will be much easier to move and control the move with a winch. Safer, too.
 

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Vehicle recovery aside, how else have you used your winch?

I’ve heard of people doing landscaping, pulling boats out, even skinning deer.

Just curious how “else” you’ve used your winch...
Status symbol while I’m at Starbucks... hell yeah I’ve got a winch on it. :rock:
 
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I was thinking about it today.

Has anyone ever rigged up some pulleys to use a winch for the “power” for a powered hardtop hoist?
 

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Status symbol while I’m at Starbucks... hell yeah I’ve got a winch on it. :rock:
And here I thought being at Starbucks WAS a status symbol.........
 

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I had to clean my glasses and blink a couple of times. The text on my email screen isn't very large and I was reading new messages and could have SWORN I saw a message:
"how else do you use your wench........" and I thought, no, don't go there.
 

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I was thinking about it today.

Has anyone ever rigged up some pulleys to use a winch for the “power” for a powered hardtop hoist?
Hmm... clever
 

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I use mine to pull my trailer in and out from behind my shed. I have a lot of exposed roots, trees and uneven ground which makes it hard to pull the trailer by hand and it's too tight to drive it in with the Jeep.
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I've used mine to move my chicken coop around the farm.
 

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I have used mine to "snake" logs for fire wood, after the hurricane I used the winch on my F250 with a snatch block to guide trees in the way I wanted them to fall.
 

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Used to pretty routinely use it to pull trees/shrubs - often for family/friends or friends of family/friends. After 26 years of owning winches I’ve pretty much dragged, pulled, broke everything - trees/shrubs, fences, Move a small barn, shed, pull down a garage, lift motors, transmissions, pull the bed off a truck, etc etc . RequestS have declined sharply since my brother got a John Deere tractor with a loader,’ bucket, forks, and backhoe. I did find that putting the Winch line over an old spare tire/wheel helps pull the roots of f trees/shrubs up like a pulley wheel/fulcrum point. Sorry no pics Of this. I do have a friend with a farm and standing request to pull some trees/brush so maybe I’ll take some pics when this work actually gets done.
 

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