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post #1 of 28 Old 08-22-2019, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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I bought a little 2500Lb $50 harbor freight winch last week for my garden tractor and tested it out, worked great. Before I hardwire it to the battery, I hooked it up to my Jump Starter Portable Battery pack just to see if it would work--it does!

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post #2 of 28 Old 08-22-2019, 04:42 PM
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Re: My new winch on a husqvarna rider

Looks good, does that winch have enough power to pull your tractor out of a really stuck situation? Or pull it up a hill? Just curious as I've looked at the cheaper HF winches but have yet to buy one.
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Re: My new winch on a husqvarna rider

I use one on the front of my White to lift the plow. I got stuck in a hole once this year and took the winch cable off the plow and hooked up to a tree...that little winch pulled my 1,000 pound tractor (with the blade pushing dirt) and got me out of the hole.

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post #4 of 28 Old 08-22-2019, 09:10 PM
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I have a cheapo 2500lb winch on my Ariens, and that thing has gotten me unstuck many times. Very handy addition to any GT. I’ve had it buried to the axle in mud with a 5x8 trailer full of firewood in tow and it’ll pull me out with the full trailer. Ya, I make bad decisions sometimes...
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Re: My new winch on a husqvarna rider

I bought it to get up to grade on my steeper hills, and it works great for that. I havnt gotten super stuck yet, but I think it will be fine. It's rated for twice the weight of my little garden tractor, that's what they recommend. Id go bigger for sure if you have a super swampy mud pit.
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Re: My new winch on a husqvarna rider

Any easy suggestions on mounting it on a lawn tractor? JD (LA-120) I have a swale in my back yard that fools me sometimes on how much water is in there and my tires just spin.
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Re: My new winch on a husqvarna rider

on an LA-120, looks like you can easily go with either front or back. Harbor Freight sells a simple winch mounting bracket for $5
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Re: My new winch on a husqvarna rider

Keep in mind that the part of the tractor that the winch is bolted to also has to take the same strain as the winch. It's one thing to bolt it to the 1/4" x 4" front plate of a GT's frame, and something else entirely to bolt it to the 16 or 18 gauge sheet metal muffler guard on an LT that can be bent by kicking it with the toe of a safety boot.

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Re: My new winch on a husqvarna rider

I have that same winch set up on my X530.
The bracket they sell for the winch fits available holes in the rear hitch plate.
No drilling just bolt on. I leave mine off unless needed for a specific task.
I don't like it only has two mount holes on the bracket but it works.
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Re: My new winch on a husqvarna rider

TUDOR's right! rear mount off hitch plate would be best
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Looks like your going to need a bigger tractor if you intend to pull trees out of the ground.
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I have them on both of mine. Pulled a lot of stuff. Pulled the X-300 uphill after I got it hung up on a stump ... not far uphill, but enough to get unstuck.

I'm not sure others would agree, but I feel I have them 'over' mounted. They haven't broke loose yet. There's an old thread here somewhere.

Haven't added one to the SCUT .... yet.

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Looks like your going to need a bigger tractor if you intend to pull trees out of the ground.
OMG thats hilarious
It does look like that huh
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I've used one of those 1500 lb winches on my pickup truck's crane to lift garden tractors and car engines with transmissions on them into the bed..though they are not supposed to be used as a hoist,I never had any troubles with the Dayton winch I used ,and I lifted several things weighing close to a ton with it using the snatch block to double its pulling power..

It will lift my Sears Suburban with a plow,loaded tires with wheel weights and chains right off the ground 3 feet so I can swivel it into the truck bed..took me a few tries to find the best spot to hook up the lift straps so it was balanced,but the winch didn't struggle hardly at all...
Once I put a big metal lathe in my truck bed that weighed almost a ton,had to use the snatch block..I was more worried about the crane folding over,than the winch not being able to handle the load!..but it did it..


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