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post #1 of 6 Old 11-17-2017, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Cheap wireless winch remote.

I was needing a winch with a wireless remote to run the little crane I built for a log splitter. Already having a 3500# atv winch sitting on the shelf I decided to try one of these cheap kits on ebay to make it wireless.
After a little research I found that these kits will only work with a winch that has a reversing solinoid. My winch just had the remote that changes polarity, so I ditched that and purchased a cheap solinoid as well.
The remote kit was $13 and the solinoid was $16. My next cheapest option was to buy a harbor freight 2500# wireless winch for $78 +shipping (no stores in my area).
Installation was a breeze, and all is working great. Both remotes work well over a 100 ft away.
Longevity will be the true test of coarse. I'll post back if it fails, but at day 1 I'm extremely happy. I'm going to order another for the superwinch on my utility trailer which should work with the current solinoid.

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Re: Cheap wireless winch remote.

Is it still working?

I bought the same unit awhile back. I went to install it and discovered my winch didn't use the right parts to hook this up to. Everything was controlled through the switches themselves, no relays or solenoids. I started looking into the solenoids for it and decided to hold off on it for awhile. So its been sitting in my toolbox unused since.

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Is it still working?

I bought the same unit awhile back. I went to install it and discovered my winch didn't use the right parts to hook this up to. Everything was controlled through the switches themselves, no relays or solenoids. I started looking into the solenoids for it and decided to hold off on it for awhile. So its been sitting in my toolbox unused since.
As far as I know. I don't do firewood in the summer. I still worked back in May.

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post #4 of 6 Old 09-13-2019, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Cheap wireless winch remote.

Going on 2 years, still works.

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Going on 2 years, still works.

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I have about 4 of those that still works good. (been using them for about 5 years) I remove the batteries from the units and place all in a large z loc bag and place inside clear P-nut butter jug with a tight lid. (and throw them in my pickup tool box, etc) The remotes have to be kept with the correct receiver because they are married to the receiver. Batteries for the remotes are not easy to find, I get them from flea bay and store the spare bats in the fridge. They are really good for letting the Operator stay in a safe place while winching, etc.

I wire mine so as I can use either the manual winch control (for solenoid type winches) that came with the winch or use the wireless remotes. I do this by installing the 4 prong trailer connectors on all and just plug, unplug as needed or desired. By being able to go back to the corded manual control I'm not constantly depending on hard wired electronics.

They are really good for use when cutting trees with a chainsaw and the chainsaw operator can keep the winch cable tight and know when to start winching the tree for making a planned felling direction.
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Re: Cheap wireless winch remote.

I bought the same controller but has 2 of the blue button boxes works good, bought mine on Amazon. Use my unit on a 12v hyd pump to power the hyd. tilt trailer I built.
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