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Master-Pull XD Winch Line and a new Fairlead!

I finally got around to getting some synthetic winch line, after looking for a while I decided to go with the Master-Pull XD. It costs more but I don't think there is any better out there. Thanks to Phil D at Trailduty for getting it headed to my doorstep on the big brown truck!

A few cool things about the XD line:
-Powder coated crush proof tube thimble
-3ft. Rock Guard w/ Velcro
-10ft. heat protector for the bottom layer of the winch drum
-Drum link w/ screw for drum
-Safety Hook



Got the old stuff off and changed out the fairlead to a new PolyPerformance aluminum one that has a little personality, it is my personal statement to JKF... right out front.


While I was at it I decided to move my windshield lights to the front bumper....


I ordered a neoprene cover for the winch to keep everything out of the elements and hopefully prolong the life.

One question about the Warn Powerplant - it is my first winch with thermal protection, when spooling on the new line the damn thing would cut out about ever 10-15'.. is that normal? I mean FAWK..... it was cool outside (~40) and the winch was not under any load.
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post #2 of 10 Old 12-18-2009, 01:19 PM
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A few cool things about the XD line:
Most importantly it is pre-stretched and covered by an outer braid. It really helps the life of the line and stands up to Texas granite much better.

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One question about the Warn Powerplant - it is my first winch with thermal protection, when spooling on the new line the damn thing would cut out about ever 10-15'.. is that normal? I mean FAWK..... it was cool outside (~40) and the winch was not under any load.
I haven't used a Powerplant winch, but that doesn't sound normal. I've used their ti winches and never noticed any cutting like that.

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Lookin goooood Mr. Gilbert!!


I'm diggin the new light location. I think the windshield mounted lights have become way too common.

Nice winch line too.

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Most importantly it is pre-stretched and covered by an outer braid. It really helps the life of the line and stands up to Texas granite much better.

I haven't used a Powerplant winch, but that doesn't sound normal. I've used their ti winches and never noticed any cutting like that.

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I sent them an email, it is a new winch and the first time that I have used it in "winch" mode. It works fine in air compressor mode and will spool about 15 feet before I hear a click and nothing for a few minutes. When it first happened I thought that the fuse blew so I pulled and checked it - it was good.... after a few minutes I heard a click and it worked...same cycle until I got all 125' of line spooled on... that sucked. I will post up their response.
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I also added a nice little neoprene coat to keep the winch cozy and out of the elements...


Got one for the Hi-Lift as well, I cleaned it up, gave it a fresh paint job and lubricated it with some dry wax lubricant before zipping the cover on.
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Me likey your POLY fairlead.
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The XD-9000I would do this.
The motor is "Chassis" grounded.
When the long bolts holding the motor to the chassis, slightly corroded or didn't make a good connection, it would stop & just make a click like a solenoid took a dump.
If you held the spool in/out button long enough, sometimes it would start back up & work for a few minutes.

I'm unclear how the Powerplant circuitry works but this may be something worthwhile to look @.


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The XD-9000I would do this.
The motor is "Chassis" grounded.
When the long bolts holding the motor to the chassis, slightly corroded or didn't make a good connection, it would stop & just make a click like a solenoid took a dump.
If you held the spool in/out button long enough, sometimes it would start back up & work for a few minutes.

I'm unclear how the Powerplant circuitry works but this may be something worthwhile to look @.

OK, its a brand new winch.... I sent a note with a vid to Warn. We will see how they reply.
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OK..... duh... I got a quick response from Warn and figured out what I was doing wrong - what sucks is that I had read it in the operators manual too..

Here is what the manual states:
During any winching operation, the fitting must be left open without a hose connected. If a hose is connected during winching, air pressure will build up in the unit and the pressure switch will stop the motor. It is recommended that the door be in place on the housing at all times except during actual compressor operation.

I should have figured this out when it quit and the overheat indicator wasn't on... I have a ball valve that I have to remember to leave open during winching.

To test it out I spooled out about 75' of rope and then back on smooth as butter!

Thanks for the quick response, Warn.
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Yeah that looks like the way to go as far as line goes. Thanks for posting!

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