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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
Working on a way to front mount to the bumper plate with reinforcements.
 

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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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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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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..
Using a good snatch block really brings a electric winch alive. (when it's needed to pull a heavy load)
 

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Yes,but there are a few drawbacks-- is the winch cable is only half the original length,and the run time is also doubled,so you must be careful not to overheat the motor..

I wouldn't trust my 1500 lb winch to hold much more than that ,using the snatch block may double its pulling ability,but there is only one 3/8" bolt holding the winch cable drum to the winch base--if that breaks-- your boned!..
 

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I would never get below anything suspended by a hoist or crane, and always assume that if the object falls, what ever it hits can be replaced or repaired.

If you are not willing to accept that risk as your own, then definitely do not use to hoist anything.

Just one humble opinion.
 

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Yes,but there are a few drawbacks-- is the winch cable is only half the original length,and the run time is also doubled,so you must be careful not to overheat the motor..

I wouldn't trust my 1500 lb winch to hold much more than that ,using the snatch block may double its pulling ability,but there is only one 3/8" bolt holding the winch cable drum to the winch base--if that breaks-- your boned!..
Right about all. Only needs to be done by ones who knows the safety hazards involved. I've seen winch cables and other things break and very deadly when they do, even not using snatch blocks.
 
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