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This is a discussion on Winch suggestions for x4 within the Wolverine X2/X4 General Discussion forums, part of the Yamaha Wolverine X2 & X4 847cc SxS category; I hope the posts about enlight those who merely just on an go expecting the 4x4 to got anything forever. Snowmobile can get stuck, a ...

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    I hope the posts about enlight those who merely just on an go expecting the 4x4 to got anything forever. Snowmobile can get stuck, a lot, SxS aren't any different especially off and established trail for casual riding. Thats when the driver need to know what to do and how things work. Hopefully the fact that the electrical limitations hits home to those who might believe they can winch themselves home, tree by tree by tree until they get there. LOL

    How much heat or duty cycle the winch can take. I would expect doing at least a 10ft pull in one run would not exceed the spec's otherwise its a poor winch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripplec View Post
    I hope the posts about enlight those who merely just on an go expecting the 4x4 to got anything forever. Snowmobile can get stuck, a lot, SxS aren't any different especially off and established trail for casual riding. Thats when the driver need to know what to do and how things work. Hopefully the fact that the electrical limitations hits home to those who might believe they can winch themselves home, tree by tree by tree until they get there. LOL

    How much heat or duty cycle the winch can take. I would expect doing at least a 10ft pull in one run would not exceed the spec's otherwise its a poor winch.
    I agree. Good points. I will add that there are almost as many winches as there are axxholes. There are bigger differences between some, and not so much between others. I've had Warn, Superwinch, Gorilla, and Vipers in the past. All worked when needed. Some didn't last. The Warn VRX 4500 I'm running now worked great when I needed it a few weekends ago. I would say I had to be close to the duty cycle and it never missed a beat. The engage/disengagement worked great as well. I also didn't pay top price for it. It was $350 with synthetic rope. I wouldn't have paid more for the name.
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    I have the "Yamaha Warn Provantage 3500" winch. It was pre installed on the SxS. I would not have paid the listing price. I have to believe and/or hope its a top duty quality model. Otherwise Yamaha is putting their name on crap!!!

    Anyone with experience on this specific model. Kinda curious now...
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    I'll also add, Dont buy junk straps. You don't need to spend alot, but at least get some thing with brand name. We broke a guys cheap amazon $12 2" strap and a cheap 3" treesaver last weekend. He thought he didn't need to get something good because it's only a 1500lbs SXS and they were rated for 20,000 and 30,000lbs. Turns out my 1" 10k rugged ridge strap was stronger. It only cost $7 more.

    And no straps with metal hooks. They are about the most dangerous you will find in the woods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greggo View Post
    Attachment 76154


    Here is whats in the box along with the plate.
    Thanks for posting the mount wiring pic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drom5 View Post
    So I have heard of the Canadians having problems with the Warn Provantages because crud gets into the planetaries and the spools are breaking. They recommended Superwinches instead. So what mount did you go with to make it all work?

    I went with the KFI mount. Works great. Just used it twice Saturday to get through some deep snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jraoffroad View Post
    I'll also add, Dont buy junk straps. You don't need to spend alot, but at least get some thing with brand name. We broke a guys cheap amazon $12 2" strap and a cheap 3" treesaver last weekend. He thought he didn't need to get something good because it's only a 1500lbs SXS and they were rated for 20,000 and 30,000lbs. Turns out my 1" 10k rugged ridge strap was stronger. It only cost $7 more.

    And no straps with metal hooks. They are about the most dangerous you will find in the woods.
    Can you offer some thoughts or experience on the 'metal hooks' comment? P&TY
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    I know that I didn't make that comment, but I feel a bit the same. In my opinion, I don't think that those hooks actually fit anything properly. I feel like the loop is a much more positive connection and less prone to give a false sense of connection.
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    Loops, snatchblocks, and clevis hooks, period exclamation point
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