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I been thinking of getting a winch, but i can't mount it permanent in the front unless i buy a new bumper. And besides, i don’t want a winch mounted.

But, having a portable winch that i can storr in the luggage compartment , that would be awesome.
So.. I got two ideas and would like your input and thoughts.

1. A portable winch that you mount on trees like in this video:

Two problems, one being lack of trees and the other being a extra battery with how much amp?

2. A portable winch that i connect in the rear, i have a tow hook/ball permanent with no possibility to remove (unless i buy and install one of those removable ones) it. So could i build a winch platform to mount on the tow hook? Will it be dangerous? Will it hold? Will the cable reach the battery in the front?
This guy did something similiar:

Ideas? Thoughts?


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There will be no snatch pulls, no winching in slopes or in rocky areas... Think overgrown roads, mud and snow. If I for some reason got stuck, it would be nice to have a winch to help me out of some mud or snow. I know my (and the cars) limits.
 

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Looks like he nearly ran over the winch at one point.

Looks like there are some Li-Ion powered winches now available. No experience in using them.
 

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I been thinking of getting a winch, but i can't mount it permanent in the front unless i buy a new bumper. And besides, i don’t want a winch mounted.

But, having a portable winch that i can storr in the luggage compartment , that would be awesome.

Ideas? Thoughts?

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There will be no snatch pulls, no winching in slopes or in rocky areas... Think overgrown roads, mud and snow. If I for some reason got stuck, it would be nice to have a winch to help me out of some mud or snow. I know my (and the cars) limits.
Forget the electric winch.
Suggest looking into a portable winch that can be stored in your trunk (boot) until needed.
Mussel powered
The More Power Puller®, Portable Winch, Cable Puller, Come Along Winches | By The Wyeth-Scott Company
Or the gas powered (chainsaw) Lewis Winch
Lewis Winch Portable Chainsaw Winch, Snatch Block & Multi Drill
 

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Think overgrown roads, mud and snow
Why not track boards then? Not trying to start a war but the times I’ve had to winch out of an issue on my XJ have been rare.The boards give you quite a few options as well vs a which setup for straight pulls anyway. Also you don’t need to find securement points within your cable length, which you said might be an issue?

anyway something to consider?
 

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I been thinking of getting a winch, but i can't mount it permanent in the front unless i buy a new bumper. And besides, i don’t want a winch mounted.

But, having a portable winch that i can storr in the luggage compartment , that would be awesome.
So.. I got two ideas and would like your input and thoughts.

1. A portable winch that you mount on trees like in this video:

Two problems, one being lack of trees and the other being a extra battery with how much amp?

2. A portable winch that i connect in the rear, i have a tow hook/ball permanent with no possibility to remove (unless i buy and install one of those removable ones) it. So could i build a winch platform to mount on the tow hook? Will it be dangerous? Will it hold? Will the cable reach the battery in the front?
This guy did something similiar:

Ideas? Thoughts?


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There will be no snatch pulls, no winching in slopes or in rocky areas... Think overgrown roads, mud and snow. If I for some reason got stuck, it would be nice to have a winch to help me out of some mud or snow. I know my (and the cars) limits.
I honestly think you would be safer and better off with a good pair of MaxTrax.
Why not track boards then? Not trying to start a war but the times I’ve had to winch out of an issue on my XJ have been rare.The boards give you quite a few options as well vs a which setup for straight pulls anyway. Also you don’t need to find securement points within your cable length, which you said might be an issue?

anyway something to consider?
I agree completely. I fact I typed out that exact idea but apparently didn't hit post reply. If you are just dealing with rough overgrown roads MaxTrax are bound to get you out of trouble.
 

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Why not track boards then? Not trying to start a war but the times I’ve had to winch out of an issue on my XJ have been rare.The boards give you quite a few options as well vs a which setup for straight pulls anyway. Also you don’t need to find securement points within your cable length, which you said might be an issue?

anyway something to consider?
Already got those.😁 And I have looked at a manual winch. As you said.... Winching is rare.
 

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Already got those.😁 And I have looked at a manual winch. As you said.... Winching is rare.
Just get a come along then. I carry one as a backup. It’s slow and a pain but small and easily portable. Can still set up snatch pulls too. Or practice with your hi lift if you have one. Ives used those a few times as winches.

Again not trying to be an ass just don’t see the value of one unless it’s just a matter of convenience and you don’t mind the extra space it’ll take for the rare occasions you need it.
 
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