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Old October 10th, 2014, 11:10 AM
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RE8000 vs Superwinch Husky?

Researching winches and i am curious to know what the practical differences are between two worm drive winches, the superwinch husky and the ramsey re series.

the ramsey is heavier by about 10 lbs but both are massive beasts (over a hundred lbs). the gear ratios differ a little but overall the line pull speeds and motor hp are similar. one is made in the uk the other in the states.

i am contemplating the ramsey RE and specifically wonder if the superwinch husky is somehow vastly superior in any aspect?
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Old October 10th, 2014, 11:14 AM
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The camel trophy guys swore by the husks..said they used them pretty much 10 hours straight in one of the nasty sections and they never slowed down or stopped pulling like the very first pull.. But yes, they are slow but due to their design I believe they have better braking abilities..(not breaking)
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Old October 10th, 2014, 11:17 AM
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...and they never slowed down....
How could they tell? Using a sundial? They probably would have been through in 3 hours using a fast winch.
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Old October 10th, 2014, 11:22 AM
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Big fan of tracking down the service shop for any winch I buy. The Ramsey I had was a regular visitor to the service shop. Gone to Superwinch now, whose US factory and service shop is nearby.
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Old October 10th, 2014, 11:26 AM
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Big fan of tracking down the service shop for any winch I buy. The Ramsey I had was a regular visitor to the service shop..
Rocky, was your Ramsey winch a worm drive?
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Old October 10th, 2014, 11:27 AM
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I would be seriously depressed if my winch needed regular trips for maintenance.....and be looking for a different model.
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Old October 10th, 2014, 11:42 AM
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OK, to make sure this thread stays on topic, I am talking about the Ramsey RE8000 (Worm Drive Only) vs the Superwinch Husky

I'm not considering planetary drive winches at the moment.
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Old October 10th, 2014, 11:44 AM
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Since you have an ROW diesel, I would fit a fairey superwinch PTO driven winch.
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Old October 10th, 2014, 12:43 PM
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Since you have an ROW diesel, I would fit a fairey superwinch PTO driven winch.
I wish I could but they are too expensive/rare for me.
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Old October 10th, 2014, 12:46 PM
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I would be seriously depressed if my winch needed regular trips for maintenance.....and be looking for a different model.
Yup!!
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Old October 10th, 2014, 12:56 PM
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I wish I could but they are too expensive/rare for me.
They seem to come up with the bumper (which is quite nice and heavy duty) for $1500 or so with some regularity. Given the cost of a bumper and husky/RE it is about the same.
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Old October 10th, 2014, 01:01 PM
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If a Ramsey breaks you call Oklahoma. If you break a pto Superwinch you call Tavistock UK ?

Ramsey's are what is on most roll back tow trucks
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How about a Warn 8274? Fast line speed and gear drive (not planetary).
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am considering the 8274 as well, just trying to distinguish between these two otherwise similar options.
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PTO? No thanks. I'm not betting on my motor being operable in a winching situation.

The Husky 10 is a great winch.

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Old October 10th, 2014, 01:29 PM
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I've never owned a Husky, but can easily say if I had the money I would. There are a few co-workers here that have Defenders, this is the only winch they'd run. Who cares about speed when your winch doesn't work?
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PTO? No thanks. I'm not betting on my motor being operable in a winching situation.

The Husky 10 is a great winch.

Exactly..I have given this point numerous times... You go into o a hole thats deeper than you thought and Injest water....if you have a pto winch you're screwed....at least with an electric one you should be able to get to high enough ground to get the motor running again..starter motor goes bad..at least with an electric winch you can pull yourself up a makeshift ramp and bump start your truck....no go on a pto...lol
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Anyone that actually uses their winch, IMO, could never live with a slow winch. 8274 and you will always be happy. The one I run is much older than Zack and always works.
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You Canadians... You're always in a hurry...sit back, relax and embrace the slowness...
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Anyone that actually uses their winch, IMO, could never live with a slow winch. 8274 and you will always be happy. The one I run is much older than Zack and always works.
Haha a young joke...okay


I will never say an 8274 is not a fast and powerful winch. They're also pretty reliable, but not bulletproof. Not that a husky is bulletproof, but there is a reason everyone at the old off road school ran them, and CT people love them. The 8274 blocks the radiator and is almost scary-fast.
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