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Winch question

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by gobblet, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. gobblet

    gobblet Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Just had Polaris 2500lbs winch installed and one-way 60 inch plow. Question is: the only way I can get quad and plow on trailer over the top rail of trailer is to hold the in button on winch control until line stops coming in. At this time winch flex's down slightly and suspension is pulled downward. How much if any damage am I doing? Is a winch meant to flex upward or downward?

    If I stop winching when plow frame hits bottom of mounting plate, the plow is not up enough for loading.
     
  2. WayneSnow

    WayneSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    question isnt very clear
     
  3. gobblet

    gobblet Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    How about this... winching in until wire does not move anymore with button on,and guide rollers flexing downward. How much damage am I doing?
     
  4. WayneSnow

    WayneSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    maybe some damage is being done to the winch mount- this could lead to cracking/bending of it. As long as the winch mount is strong and you see no damage it should be fine. just make sure all your bolts are on tight
     
  5. gobblet

    gobblet Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Forgot to add, this maybe done 20 plus times a week depending on snow fall. I'm really more concerned about burning up winch.