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Rhino recovery 13500lb winch

Discussion in 'Off Roading' started by Bangold, May 8, 2019.

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  1. Bangold

    Bangold New Member

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    Has anyone got/used a rhino 13500 winch before? Thinking about getting one but wanted to get peoples views on them.
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Budget entry level winch, not had one personally but I know a couple of folks with them on J**PS and they eat the solenoid so carry a spare, they are cheap so be aware that they are not waterproof and will require annual service after the winter and if you dunk them.

    How much winching are you planning to do exactly?
     
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    I was kind of thinking that would be the case as they are about half the price of other winches! Hopefully not too much but I go out on my own quite a lot.
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    You're only Southampton, you could always hook up with other locals in the area, myseld and @The Mad Hat Man are not exactly far from you (mines in bits still so bear with me) so you can always hit us up for a day out on the lanes.

    I will just say this much, it's one thing to have a winch, using it safely is something else entirely and trust me, with the potential forces involved in a heavy pull, it can be very dangerous!!!

    I have a Warrior 12000lb winch on mine and it's been golden for years, I need to strip it apart for a service and to paint it again, inexpensive but worth it's weight in gold when I needed it.

    If you are in no hurry and have cash waiting then keeping an eye on the fakebook 4x4 selling pages and even eBlag can turn up a good quality winch for little money.

    I highly advise going on a winch safety course when you get one and then take a mate and go to a P&P site an use it in anger remembering all the things you learned.
     
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