T-Max Winch

After I have finished the Bumper, the next on my list was to go for an electric Winch. I have researched quite a bit; looking for different models but could not make a decision which one I should go.

Each one had its up and downs. As the Land cruiser is a very heavy vehicle, I did not want to go for an 8000 or 9000lbs winch. I would rather opt for 10 000 or 12 000lbs Winch.

There are plenty models on the Market and also in all price categories. At a 4×4 Show, I could see a lot of the different winches of which I had my eye on. With the ARB Bumper I was restricted to use only certain models so I could not use any Bridge winches. The Solenoid box need to be separated from the Winch and had to be mounted somewhere else on the vehicle.

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At the end, there were only 3 brands left. Warn, Superwinch and T-max. I believe Warn and Superwinch are excellent winches and definitely capable of going a long way.

The Warn winch had put me off, as they are very expensive. I believe that, if someone uses the winch on a regular basis it would be the winch to go for.

Superwinch would be great to, but they’re very heavy and weights in at nearly 60kg.

Coincidently I could see an offer at my local Garage for T-max winches, which are made in Australia.

T-max makes a lot different models up to 12500lbs (5665kg) and also an Outback series, which is apparently better protected, from the harsh environment that occurs in Australia.

I could get a very reasonably priced T-max 12500lbs outback series winch, which even includes a wireless remote control. The winch only weights about 43kg.

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