JustRuns Bulletin Board

Winching

Always run your engine when using your winch.  Running your winch on the battery alone will cause the battery voltage to drop and overheat the winch motor.

Pulling with a Strap

When pulling a stuck or disabled vehicle with a tow strap, avoid pulling with the towing vehicle in reverse. Pulling in reverse applies most of the load on the towing vehicle’s weaker front axle. It often results in a broken front axle U-Joint.

Where is your Winch Controller?

Where is your Winch Controller?

Since one doesn’t use their winch often, often the controller is put away somewhere and the owner has to try to find it “buried” somewhere in the back of their vehicle.

Usually, when you need a winch, you also need it quickly.  Your winch controller should be conveniently available.  When alone, I keep mine in the Passenger seat.  When I have a passenger I keep it in a bag attached to the back of my driver’s seat where I can quickly get to it.