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01 Nov 2012 14:38 #1 by dandjcr
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oka 098
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Gday ,what winches have been fitted and tested on a oka. any thoughts on the T REX , cheers
August 5, 2012 at 1:06 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Chris J
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Hi,
I have a 16,800LB electric winch, I purchased it On EBay, it’s a cheap China import but has been good so far. The winch is fitted with 20mm Dyneema rope. I paid $ 497.00 for it landed in Townsville, I purchased an OKA Winch Kit from OKA parts to save the effort of designing a mounting plate(winch kit was about $ 400.00 landed). I have relocated the winch control and placed it on the bull bar, the wireless control has been discarded. I have also replaced the starter contactor with a real heavy duty contactor that cost $120.00, also upgraded the power cables from 25 sq. mm to 35 sq. mm. I have one more trip north in September after that I’ll remove it and dismantle to check to see if it will survive another year.

Regards, Chris.

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August 5, 2012 at 4:38 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Peter_n_Margaret
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Warn 16.5Ti, 16,500lbs and synthetic cable.
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Cheers Peter, OKA196 Motorhome. www.oka4wd.com/xt196.htm



August 5, 2012 at 7:57 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Outback Jack
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169 has a TJM OX rated 15,ooo pound
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August 5, 2012 at 9:10 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Michael Hession
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Has anyone fitted a hydraulic winch?
Michael Hession., OKA 160
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August 6, 2012 at 7:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Peter_n_Margaret
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NT001 has a hydraulic winch.
Very heavy.
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Cheers Peter, OKA196 Motorhome. www.oka4wd.com/xt196.htm



August 6, 2012 at 9:10 AM Flag Quote & Reply

James & Usha (THEByleDuct)
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I also have a hydraulic winch which is not currently fitted. As Peter said - very heavy
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August 6, 2012 at 10:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Michael Hession
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Thanks for the information.
I wondered if the existing pump for the power steering could be utilised. Just like the idea of a power winch v/s electric winch. Can operate as long as the motor is working. As mentioned don't want too much more weight up front.
Michael, OKA 160


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August 6, 2012 at 8:28 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Peter & Sandra James Oka 374
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Don't know about an Oka but on Toyotas and Nissans the steering goes west when the winch is in use as the pump can't run both.
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August 6, 2012 at 9:36 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Alister McBride
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I looked into it, the Vickers on the Perk is 2-4 Gpm flowrate and about 750psi... Just not up to scratch! I'm getting a pto for the transmission and running a hydraulic setup through an old army Braden MU2 PTO winch they used on the power wagons. It's rated at 8000lb but with the standard linespeed i can just run a pulley and it will effectively be 16000lb at the same linespeed as most current electric winches. Yet to set it up but on it's previous application i've seen it pull much bigger weights than the rated 8000lb though anyway!
August 6, 2012 at 10:00 PM

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