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A WINCHING RECOVERY is only Effective as the Strength of your ANCHOR.
Most Winches being installed are more than adequate for the Rig its installed on. Basic rule; Weight of Vehicle x 2.
But No Winch is effective without an Anchor; be it a tree, rock or even another vehicle, etc.
But the Anchor has to be stronger in resistance to oppose the pull of the recovery, otherwise u will break it, pull it down, drag it, and so on, an on, an u are not getting anywhere.
But what about Recovering another Rig with your Winch. In many cases your Resistance (tires on the ground) cannot overcome the bogged down resistance of the other Rig, and you acting as the Anchor gets pulled to the bogged Rig.
Now this doesnt mean that your Winch isnt powerful enough, it is that you need to Anchor, be it to another Rig(s) or tree, etc.
Monitorng your spooling speed, motor heat, etc will determine if the Recovery Resistance Load is taking a heavy demand on your Winch... to be continued.
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