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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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Weak Winch!!!!!!!

I have a superwinch T-2000. Recently I have had to use it. It seems to be a little weak. I was stuck in some slushy wet snow up to the top of the 27" blackwaters. It took about 45 min to get unstuck using the winch and rocking it back and forth and side to side. The winch wouldnt pull the atv by it self, also with a long time of trying to pull it ran the battery down(atv was running) to where the clock and trip meter reset.
I am thinking that cleaning the contacts on the winch will help a little bit. Or is my winch had it and needs to be replaced? Some info or opinions would be appriciated.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 11:49 PM
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wet heavy snow is hard to winch out of when in deep. in this pic my warn 2.5 had all it could do to pull me out.

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a 2000 is kinda small for a foreman, but if you use a snatch block it would double your pulling ability.. I would open up the motor and inspect the brushs, they may be worn out or it may just need a good cleaning.

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Try using a snatch block to double the pulling power of the winch. Also let as much cable out as you can when you're really stuck. You will only get the maximum power from the winch if you have only one wrap of cable on the drum.

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x2 on the snatch block it will double your pulling power if you have enough line to do it

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-10-2008, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Just bought this off ebay. Sad thing is that if I bought all this stuff seprate it would cost me $53.24. I just bought it for $50.00

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How low to the ground was the cable when you started pulling? I have the same winch and I find the higher you put the cable up a tree for example, the better the result. (less compressing the front end of the bike). I burried my bike in a hole one time, the mud was over the front rack, and the only way I got it out was putting the cable about 8 feet up a tree. That little lift it gave the front end made all the difference in the world.

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I had the cable about 6 feet in the air so it would pull up and out at the same time.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-05-2009, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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I was able to use this kit. boy howdy this made a big diffeance when pulling.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-05-2009, 08:01 PM
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I have a S2000 super winch on both of my Honda's and the snatch block is a must!

I doubt there's anything wrong with yours, it is just a weak winch for single line pulling. The plus is I've beaten the one on the Recon for over a couple years now and it's still working good. It's been good enough for me that I outfitted my Foreman with one too.

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