Forum | Marketplace | Knowledge Base | | H1 site | H2 site | H3 site
Click Here To Visit Phoenix Hummer Repair
Click Here To Visit Phoenix Hummer Repair
Click Here To Visit Adventure Accessories
Click Here To Visit Adventure Accessories
Click here for a listing of all HUMMER Network sponsors

The Hummer Knowledge Base

Accessories/Winches/Rated Pull:

The rated pull for most electric winches reduces by about 10% for each layer (or wrap) of cable on the drum. This is a "rule of thumb", not the exact number (which varies with each winch and cable diameter).

The pull is a function of the effective diameter of the drum (which increases if there are more layers of cable on it). The actual length of the cable has no effect on the pull.

Dave Breggin
'95 Diesel Wagon

I just thought I'd elaborate that having a longer winch cable reduces your pulling ability for short pulls because you are more wraps up on the winch. If you do need maximum pull for a short distance, it's better to hook to something farther away or use a pulley to both double your pulling strength and get those extra wraps off the winch.


Back to main page

The Hummer Knowledge Base is a collection of informative posts from the Hummer Network forums and mailing lists, contributed material and links to outside web sites.
The Hummer Network is not responsible for the accuracy of the information contained herein or on outside web sites, nor for any situation arising from the use thereof.
Copyright by The Hummer Network. No material from the Hummer Knowledge Base may be reprinted or republished in any form without permission.