Originally Posted by Red90
And then when you forget it is engaged and choose reverse, your pump goes boom....
It just makes the winch go the other way/unwind....
What kind of pump where you using when that happened? Most pumps can run both ways...
Originally Posted by ne4x4
the PTO can be engaged with or without drive to the wheels, but with the PTO engaged with drive to the wheels the one issue is the line speed of the winch is not the same as the vehicle speed as the ratio between the two is different and selecting another gear wont help as it would with belt driven hydraulic or electric winches.
So you need to make sure the ratio (i.e. output of the pump / size of the drum / ....) matches, right? It can't be that hard.
BTW, you'd probably try to have the wheels turn slightly faster than the winch drum so that you would see when you regained traction, right?