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Need A Winch For Pulling A Vehicle Onto A Car Trailer

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I am looking for a winch that I can attach to my car carrying trailer and settled on your 9000Lb electric winch can you help.

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The Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch - 9,000 lbs # DL25215 is an electric winch that is designed for loading and unloading of boats, personal watercraft, and vehicles. This winch has a 3,000 lb. load capacity. The boat size-to-winch capacity ratio is 3 to 1, which is used to determine what size boat that the winch can pull. This means that it is designed for boats up to 9,000 lbs. It can be used for car trailers.

When you are pulling a load on wheels, like a car onto a trailer, then you will look at the rolling load capacity of a winch. The rolling load capacity is the amount of weight it can pull up an incline. You can calculate the rolling load capacity of the winch by multiplying the winch capacity by a factor listed for every 5 percent of incline. For example, using this winch to pull a vehicle up a 10 percent incline you will multiply the 3,000 lb. winch capacity by a factor of 5.02, this will give you a rolling load capacity of 15,060 lbs. I am sending a link that will show the factor chart mentioned above and describe in detail the rolling load capacity.

I am sending links to the installation instructions on both of the winches.

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