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      My non-running '08 450 hour 1450 mile 450 grizzly investment paid off! I paid a buck per cc...yup, $450.
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      Anyone have experience with this? How about a schematic, or manual?
    • By ATVNetwork
      Finding the right winch for your ATV is pretty easy if you know what you are looking for, but if you don't, it can be pretty challenging. What differentiates winches from one another can can mean the difference of getting unstuck or staying stuck. QuadBoss winches start at 2500lb and go up to 5000lb, with the option if wire cable or rope. Our recommendation is to go with the rope as it's easy to work with and it won't develop the burrs that can occur on steel cable, making it safer to handle without gloves, although careless use will cause knots. QuadBoss offers their winches with Dyneema Rope in the models below:
      QuadBoss 2500lb Winch with Dyneema Rope RP25WS - $186.58 on Amazon
      QuadBoss 3500lb Winch with Dyneema Rope RP35WS - $193.74 on Amazon
      Quadboss 5000lb Winch with Dyneema Rope RP5000SR - $257.57 on Amazon
       
      If you chose to go with wire cable, here are your choices:
      QuadBoss 2500lb Winch with Wire Cable RP25WC - $166.12 on Amazon
      QuadBoss 3500lb Winch with Wire Cable RP35WC - $173.28 on Amazon
      Quadboss 5000lb Winch with Wire Cable Rp5000qb - $229.91 on Amazon
       

       
      QUADBOSS 2500lb and 3500lb winches feature:
      2 Stage planetary gear system for fast line speed Low electric current Aluminum engagement lever Automatic load-holding self locking brake Power in & power out Free spooling Sealed & Water Resistant ¼" safety hook  Handlebar mounted switch Roller fairlead 3Hp, 3.5Hp,  heavy duty electric permanent magnetic motor 39' x 3/16" aircraft cable Wire Cable or Grey Dyneema® rope - Rated line to pull 2500lbs QuadBoss model specific mount kits and accessories sold separately One Year Limited Warranty  
      QUADBOSS 5000lb winches feature:
      Wireless and handheld remote controls included Sealed and water-resistant Automatic load: holding self-locking brake Low electric current Free-spooling Three-stage, metal-planetary gear system for fast line speed Aluminum engagement lever Includes 50 ft. wire cable or 50 ft. synthetic Dyneema® rope One-year limited warranty  
       
       
      Don't forget to get your self a QuadBoss Winch Accessory Kit! The QuadBoss Winch Accessory Kit comes complete with a snatch block capable of handling up to 8,000 lbs. as well as a 1/2 in. D-shackle and a 1 in. x 8 ft. tree trunk protector and tool bag. 
       
       
       

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    • By ATVNetwork
      Finding the right winch for your ATV is pretty easy if you know what you are looking for, but if you don't, it can be pretty challenging. What differentiates winches from one another can can mean the difference of getting unstuck or staying stuck. QuadBoss winches start at 2500lb and go up to 5000lb, with the option if wire cable or rope. Our recommendation is to go with the rope as it's easy to work with and it won't develop the burrs that can occur on steel cable, making it safer to handle without gloves, although careless use will cause knots. QuadBoss offers their winches with Dyneema Rope in the models below:
      QuadBoss 2500lb Winch with Dyneema Rope RP25WS - $186.58 on Amazon
      QuadBoss 3500lb Winch with Dyneema Rope RP35WS - $193.74 on Amazon
      Quadboss 5000lb Winch with Dyneema Rope RP5000SR - $257.57 on Amazon
       
      If you chose to go with wire cable, here are your choices:
      QuadBoss 2500lb Winch with Wire Cable RP25WC - $166.12 on Amazon
      QuadBoss 3500lb Winch with Wire Cable RP35WC - $173.28 on Amazon
      Quadboss 5000lb Winch with Wire Cable Rp5000qb - $229.91 on Amazon
       

       
      QUADBOSS 2500lb and 3500lb winches feature:
      2 Stage planetary gear system for fast line speed Low electric current Aluminum engagement lever Automatic load-holding self locking brake Power in & power out Free spooling Sealed & Water Resistant ¼" safety hook  Handlebar mounted switch Roller fairlead 3Hp, 3.5Hp,  heavy duty electric permanent magnetic motor 39' x 3/16" aircraft cable Wire Cable or Grey Dyneema® rope - Rated line to pull 2500lbs QuadBoss model specific mount kits and accessories sold separately One Year Limited Warranty  
      QUADBOSS 5000lb winches feature:
      Wireless and handheld remote controls included Sealed and water-resistant Automatic load: holding self-locking brake Low electric current Free-spooling Three-stage, metal-planetary gear system for fast line speed Aluminum engagement lever Includes 50 ft. wire cable or 50 ft. synthetic Dyneema® rope One-year limited warranty  
       
       
      Don't forget to get your self a QuadBoss Winch Accessory Kit! The QuadBoss Winch Accessory Kit comes complete with a snatch block capable of handling up to 8,000 lbs. as well as a 1/2 in. D-shackle and a 1 in. x 8 ft. tree trunk protector and tool bag. 
       
       
       
    • By ATVNetwork
      Can you really double the pulling power of your regular winch? Over the years I have discovered methods that might surprise you by how much they can increase the pulling power of your ATV winch. Following these simple tips might be the difference of getting out of a sticky situation and waiting for help.
       
      Battery
      The best solution is preparation. Get a good quality battery and maintain it. The largest your ATV can take with the most “Cold Cranking Amps” will give you the best initial pull. If your at maximum pull and your battery is struggling to provide power, keep the engine running and give the throttle a little gas to help the battery. I haven´t needed to in the past, but some guys install a second heavy duty battery dedicated for recovery. I prefer to go without the extra weight.
       
      Snatch block and Cable
      Use a snatch block to double the line. These things can single-handedly double your direct pulling power and assist in pulling from angles if need be. You will notice the pulling speed is slower, but don´t worry, the extra power you can squeeze out of your winch can be worth the wait in certain situations. The use of a snatch block also means for close pulls you can reach the ideal length of cable for the pull. One layer of cable (5 rolls) wrapped on the drum will pull securely and at maximum power. Winches are rated for their pull strength at this amount of cable on the drum. The angle of the cable leaving the drum should be perpendicular as well. If the cable is at an angle, the winch will not be working at capacity.
       
      Pulling methods
      Creating the path of least resistance will also dramatically increase the pulling power of your winch. Always angle the front tires of the stuck ATV in the direction of the pull. If possible, the stuck ATV should be driven towards the direction of the pull, but only at moderate throttle and start slow. Let the winch cool and power regenerate after 1.5 minutes of continuous use. Avoid damage and overheating to maintain the power and life of your winch.
      If stuck in snow or mud, dig out around the tires and use twigs, sticks and brush to provide traction. Doing this right the first time might take an extra few minutes, but can save you hours.
      Sam is an ATV enthusiast and updates his adventure website with outdoor tips and articles, including a review on the 4500lb Superwinch winch.
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