This post serves as a purpose for me to do some research on building a winch. What I am looking for from you all in this WW community is to post up any websites which have detailed self-built winch development plans and/or pictures along with specific measurements and such. I don't want this to be a post that people include their pictures of the winch they have.
I am going to build a winch and wanted to know if anyone has the consolidated type of information that I am looking for instead of spending hours researching on google. The winch will have a ball-mount to add on to my hitch on the truck. I have a list of the materials needed but I'm more so looking for specifications and measurements as well as any build ideas that you have used which turned out to be successful.
One website I know of is: http://www.tahitimx.com/winch/
I'm going to look at some different ideas for the spool.
If anyone has detailed information they'd like to share it would be much appreciated. I've begun my quest of research thusfar but knew I could save some time by reaching out to those who have already completed the task. (this is what a good manager does, he finds the people who do the work best and gains their knowledge, among delegating but I will be doing the work.) <--not intended to be egotistical, just a funny way of saying I find the right people with the right knowledge..
If you can point me to another site or have some documents you can share that would be great!
Thanks to anyone who replies with valuable intel.