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Is Pto Possible?

Discussion in 'Winches' started by Miller Mears, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. Dec 20, 2018
    Miller Mears

    Miller Mears New Member

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    thinking about a winter project. 1974 v8 all orginial cj5. is it possible to install a pto winch in this without reworking the whole jeep? where would i start? Pros and cons PTO vs Electric? Thanks again
     
  2. Dec 20, 2018
    PeteL

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    To answer the second question, electric are perhaps easier to install, and can get you out of a jam. But for sustained pulling power a PTO will perform much better as a serious work-horse. Others may disagree.
     
  3. Dec 20, 2018
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Dana 20 transfer case? Yes there are PTO's available, they're rare but they're out there. They replace the transfer case pan and as such they do hang down a bit reducing ground clearance.

    Electric is easier & under some situations where the engine can't run definitely better but a PTO will outhaul anything electric costing less than 5 figures.

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    Jeep Winches: Dana 20 PTO Adapter
     
  4. Dec 21, 2018
    jeeper50

    jeeper50 jeeps 'till I die

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  5. Dec 21, 2018
    colojeepguy

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    Cons of PTO? The engine has to be running!
    Now of course an electric won't pull very long with the engine off before it kills your battery, but if you're stuck in a river or mud hole and drowned out the engine it may be enough to get the job done.
    But as posted above, a PTO will pull all day long and will make most electrics look stupid when it comes to pulling power,
     
  6. Dec 21, 2018
    ITLKSEZ

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    I'd love to find a D20 PTO. :drool;
     
  7. Dec 21, 2018
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Put an wanted ad in the classifieds, I know someone here a few years back had some squirreled away. Failing that they pop up on ebay a few times a year.
     
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  8. Dec 21, 2018
    jeepstar

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    ITLKSEZ

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    Ok, maybe not that badly. :D It's pretty low on the priority list, but I do watch for them locally.
     
  10. Dec 21, 2018
    73 cj5

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  11. Jan 4, 2019
    Miller Mears

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  12. Jan 4, 2019
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Not seeing the relay box or control cable. :(

    "Everything moves", but does the motor spin?
     
  13. Jan 4, 2019
    PeteL

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    Like he said. I wouldn't pay much more than that for a working one..
     
  14. Jan 4, 2019
    Miller Mears

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    so guys to be clear yall would say that's a fair price for one that complete and working?
     
  15. Jan 6, 2019
    Twin2

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    I am going to be out on a limb this this . good working condition with all parts , solenoid box. remote control . roller fairlead . and mounting plate 600.00
    new one are close to 2K . and I would never pay that
     

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