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Lewis winch?
« on: March 05, 2012, 05:12:30 PM »
  I have seen these mentioned on FF and looked at them on-line but never in person. I only cut firewood for my OWB on my own land and sometimes could use a winch to get a tree up or down off of a steep hillside to work it better but don't really need a big logging winch. These look like they would be handy around the farm for other uses also. I have an old 041 Stihl Farm Boss saw that I don't need to cut with so it would be the powerhead. Anyone have experience with the Lewis winch? Pros and cons? Will they pull out a stuck truck?
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Re: Lewis winch?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 06:16:46 PM »
I've had no experience with one, go to youtube and watch one at work, looks like it would be a pretty handy tool.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 07:10:24 PM »
Take a look at the "Portable Winch", too. They use a rope (rated at whatever capacity you want) of any length. Out of the box and using a single line with no pulleys, they'll pull 2,500 lbs. With pulleys they'll go on up over 10,000 lbs.

Logrite sells them.

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Re: Lewis winch?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2012, 06:29:26 PM »
They are very good (cant tell you the lbs of power) The rope ones are used for differnt purposes. They use a chainsaw as it is lighter to move around. The only bad feature is the cost $7-1200, used ones are scarce. As an aside there was several makes years ago Mcculloch being one.
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