No one has brought up PTO winches. I had a 15000# Koenig PTO on my 68 Bronco. It was a beast. BUT like Mr Wrench has written previously, if your engine ain’t running neither is this winch. I have a Superwinch Epi9. If you compare the specs with other elect winches you should make note of the minimal amount of amperage draw between Superwinchs and other comparable winches, like Warn and Ramsey, Etc. Superwinch used to have a comparison chart on their website.
Is anyone actually making modern transfer cases with PTO provision that'll fit into a Jeep? Also, routing the shaft might be problematic.
I have a brother-in-law that used to own a 1966 cj5 with a factory Ramsey PTO winch. That thing had zero quit in it. Plus, you could change the transmission gears to get faster line speed when needed. We tried to pull a fallen tree once, chained it to a large tree to keep the winch from dragging the Jeep. It pulled so hard we thought the frame might split, and the 2 passenger side tires lifted off the ground.
He got married, sold the Jeep, but pulled the winch off and gave it to me... It's sitting in the shop waiting for the right project.
'76 CJ-7, '43 CJ-2a, '78 Bronco,'78 CJ-7, '75 CJ-5, '78 CJ-7, '80 CJ-7, '78 SJ, '79 SJ, '78 and a '76 FJ-40 , '90 XJ, '91 XJ, '86 CJ-7, '95 ZJ, '68 CJ-101 Commando, '00 TJ, '68 M-715, 2 '86 Military Blazers, '96 LR Discovery, '86 CJ-7, '91 YJ, '99 TJ, 07' JKU Rubi, 1988 YJ, 1973 Commando, 3 Diesel Excursions....
Now back to a 2013 JKU Rubicon with "stuff", planning 37's with minimal lift.
I've tried them all... Jeeps are still the best. (0||||0)
Last edited by Guruman; 03-25-2018 at 05:49 AM.