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northern Hydraulics Winch

Post by 82jten » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:18 pm

Has anyone used one of their 9k winches? I found a good deal on one and was wondering what the general consensus was on thease.
1982 J10
AMC 258,Mild cam, Clifford Intake, Edlebrock 500cfm carb, HEI ignition
T-18 Trans,NP208, Dana 44 front, AMC HD20 Rear
31x10.5x15 m/t's
Custom Camo Paint Job
Gone but never forgotten

2006 Ford Mustang GT
Hasn't been stock for a while. . .

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Re: northern Hydraulics Winch

Post by frosty » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:12 am

Never heard of them, got a link?

Personally I'd stick with one of the name brand winches.
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Re: northern Hydraulics Winch

Post by ripster » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:10 am

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Re: northern Hydraulics Winch

Post by Boodyrider » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:42 pm

I paid just under a grand for my Warn. It's fast, dead reliable, powerful, and relatively light on battery draw. Sure there are cheaper options, but my winch is to save my butt when I am already in trouble. For me, that makes the cost acceptable.
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Re: northern Hydraulics Winch

Post by 82jten » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:56 pm

A warn is out of my price range, I actually just picked up a 12K badlands winch off of craigslist for $150. It's still new in the box, and the guy that bought it also bought spare solenoids, and the extended warranty and included all paper work, so if I have a problem with it in the next 2 and a half years I can just walk into harbor freight with the bad one, and walk out with a new one.
1982 J10
AMC 258,Mild cam, Clifford Intake, Edlebrock 500cfm carb, HEI ignition
T-18 Trans,NP208, Dana 44 front, AMC HD20 Rear
31x10.5x15 m/t's
Custom Camo Paint Job
Gone but never forgotten

2006 Ford Mustang GT
Hasn't been stock for a while. . .

2001 Vulcan 800a

1996 Stone White XJ
4.5" lift, 32" mickey Thompsons

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Re: northern Hydraulics Winch

Post by frosty » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:38 pm

Not that it matters now but used Warns can be had reasonably priced. They are mostly easy to work on and parts are readily available.
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Re: northern Hydraulics Winch

Post by 82jten » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:02 pm

frosty wrote:Not that it matters now but used Warns can be had reasonably priced. They are mostly easy to work on and parts are readily available.
everyone tat I saw even used and needed rebuilding were still 5-600
1982 J10
AMC 258,Mild cam, Clifford Intake, Edlebrock 500cfm carb, HEI ignition
T-18 Trans,NP208, Dana 44 front, AMC HD20 Rear
31x10.5x15 m/t's
Custom Camo Paint Job
Gone but never forgotten

2006 Ford Mustang GT
Hasn't been stock for a while. . .

2001 Vulcan 800a

1996 Stone White XJ
4.5" lift, 32" mickey Thompsons

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Re: northern Hydraulics Winch

Post by frosty » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:47 am

82jten wrote:
frosty wrote:Not that it matters now but used Warns can be had reasonably priced. They are mostly easy to work on and parts are readily available.
everyone tat I saw even used and needed rebuilding were still 5-600
Thats reasonably priced for a winch thats likely to last you a life time. Also I like to know that my winch will work when I need it most and not have to rely on a warranty. Not saying that will be your experience but just that even when I got a free winch I ended up getting rid of it and holding out for a Warn. Just my personal preference and there are lots of people running winches that arent Warn without many, if any, issues.
[quote]We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.[/quote]

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