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#5702130 - 04/15/15 09:34 PM New winch for feeder
rseveer63 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 06/08/13
Posts: 39
I need to replace the winch on a winch up feeder I bought used. I want to make sure I buy a winch to handle a 55 gallon drum full of corn, that will not get away from me. I almost bought a boat winch but I remember reading something about getting a brake winch. Not sure of type or brand that is reliable. Thanks.

#5702610 - 04/16/15 09:44 AM Re: New winch for feeder [Re: rseveer63]
TxAg Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
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Loc: Live in Katy, Hunt in Llano Co...
You want a Dutton-Lainson brake winch. They come in 800lb and 1500lb varieties. The 800lb will run about $65, not including winch cable.
Custom Feeders and Fiberglass Blinds

#5702615 - 04/16/15 09:45 AM Re: New winch for feeder [Re: rseveer63]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 12/14/08
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Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Warn 2000 pound electric winch at Northern Tool for 79 bucks.

I have a short attention spa

#5703070 - 04/16/15 01:37 PM Re: New winch for feeder [Re: rseveer63]
bholt Offline

Registered: 04/28/06
Posts: 669
Loc: Georgetown,TX
Don't know where you live but Texas AG is correct, go with the Dutton-Lainson brake winch. I make & sell winch feeders and you won't go wrong with the D-L 800 pound winch. Northern Tool has them if you are close to a store or will ship to your house. They also have 3/16" wire rope for a decent price. I have tried other brake winches but keep coming back to the Dutton-Lainson brake winch.
DO NOT use a boat winch sooner or later you or someone else WILL get hurt!!!! Hope this helps.

Edited by bholt (04/16/15 01:40 PM)

#5703101 - 04/16/15 01:54 PM Re: New winch for feeder [Re: rseveer63]
rseveer63 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 06/08/13
Posts: 39
Thanks for the suggestions. I feel confident now what to get. I found a D L 800 close to the house Thanks again.


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