Winch Warranty's - Who to Support and When to Walk, Warn,Runva,Ironman,Carbon,Tmax etc

a1bert

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I would be even more impressed if they ran the winch for a solid 10 minutes and then immersed it for 96 minutes to see if no water ingress!
 

Albynsw

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I would be even more impressed if they ran the winch for a solid 10 minutes and then immersed it for 96 minutes to see if no water ingress!

I am assuming your thinking about submerging it when hot ? There is an earlier video of them running it continuously under water for about 60 minutes but not quite the same

I am looking at these winches closely as thinking of fitting a 25,000lb one front and back on my truck. The other popular option is the Runva but they are only 18,000lb so rather the higher capacity
 

Albynsw

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The specs and warranty look good and they are an Aussie bricks and mortar store. Anyone had much experience with them?

 

boobook

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I do find it strange how the winch was rated at IP68, yet there was salt water on the gears when he opened it up for inspection, which he then cleaned up. To me, it was the copious amounts of grease protecting the internals, not any IP rating. It may not be so pretty if the which had been used for a year then inserted in Salt water, then left for another 6 months. It may not fare any better than any other winch.

IP 68 means dustproof and protected against continuous immersion in water. ( and if it has limits, it should state the depth and time )
 

Swaggie

Moderator
Hi Al

Would you be happy having to have this winch serviced every 12 months and having to supply receipts thats it's been serviced by a professional if you need it warranted...;), personally I wouldn't but that's just me...
So add up the hours, possibly having your bullbar removed and it makes it an expensive item...

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Additional Conditions For Sherpa 4x4 Winches:
  • Your Sherpa 4x4 Winch must be serviced every 12 Months by a suitably qualified professional. *

There's manufacturers in my list that don't require this, just sayin ...

 

discomatt

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My Aldi winch lasted 8 years before it broke due to abuse and lack / no services, the crap Ironman winch that came on the D4 when I bought it has never been serviced, it’s now 10 years old and has done some serious work
 

Batts88

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My Aldi winch lasted 8 years before it broke due to abuse and lack / no services, the crap Ironman winch that came on the D4 when I bought it has never been serviced, it’s now 10 years old and has done some serious work
Out of interest what's so crap about it after owning it for 10yrs ?
 

discomatt

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Out of interest what's so crap about it after owning it for 10yrs ?
It is as used as a tow rope by the previous before I got it, it has always made some horrible noises , doesn’t have a huge amount of pull compared to the Runva on the bush toy.
I guess it’s more todo with abuse and me not have a lot of faith in it, having said that it has surprised me a couple of times that it actually got the heavy Disco 4 ( 3 ton ) out of some horrible situations
So I guess I was probably a bit harsh when calling it crap, it’s actually been pretty good considering
 

Albynsw

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I have discarded the Sherpa option and now looking closer at the Carbon Tank 20,000lb
They designed this winch for a supply proposal for the ADF Bushmaster, warranty sounds fair and carry full parts support. They are made in China but not from a generic winch company , they get manufactured in an engineering shop under specifically for them
I like you can pick up the phone and talkto them , something you can’t do with Runva I noticed so yet to investigate their product

Thoughts and experiences with their products?
 
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a1bert

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Was just thinking today whilst i should have been working, the loss of love for Runva winches here. I have a Runva and used it bugger all times and bought on advice from this site, but the feed back from the local suppliers seems to have diminished desire to own one, eg warranty void if not run in and out every month, no warranty works under taken until owner posts here, plus new improved makes of winches at competitive prices eating into their market share, hmmm
 

John U

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Bushranger has released a new winch with integral control box made by Albright

I'm digging this company. They've had some good innovations with spotlights and this looks like a good idea too?

Was just thinking today whilst i should have been working, the loss of love for Runva winches here. I have a Runva and used it bugger all times and bought on advice from this site, but the feed back from the local suppliers seems to have diminished desire to own one, eg warranty void if not run in and out every month, no warranty works under taken until owner posts here, plus new improved makes of winches at competitive prices eating into their market share, hmmm
Not had any issues with mine yet, apart from a problem shortly after it was installed, which was resolved pretty quickly.
 

Albynsw

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I'm digging this company. They've had some good innovations with spotlights and this looks like a good idea too?

Yeah time will tell how good it is but the price is reasonable and another big plus is it is stocked and serviced by ARB so you have an Australia wide support network

I am on my second Bushranger Max air compressor, gave my first one to my son after 10 years of use. They do have some good products
 

vik351

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bought a winch before I got the bull bar, winch fits the bull bar BUT , the clutch is a lift and turn job and once fitted ya cant get to it to lift it, tried relocating ,turning to the front, same story . the mob that sold the bbar recommend a Warn EV12S @ $1000000.00 . My bomb is a LWB 519 pretend 4x4 Sprinter and the winch if for when ya spin on wet grass,thats all , so will get bugger all use ,so a Warn seem over the top , I now have a winch for sale,still in box , make an offer ;-) and tell me what to get now with a non lift clutch ...???
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Toyasaurus

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I would have thought you could turn the clutch 90deg x4,
Will none of those line up to let you use the free spool?

You could just winch it out in reverse.
 

vik351

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I would have thought you could turn the clutch 90deg x4,
Will none of those line up to let you use the free spool?

You could just winch it out in reverse.
I did that to no avail ...this is the gap I got, and the lifter is soo tight to lift as well ... aint drillin no holes in the top of the bbar neeva ... !!!

vik...
 

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