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Old    nick (hihowareu)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-23-2009, 5:29 PM Reply   
Im building a winch and i have an 18hp briggs and stratton motor with a built in clutch, it seems like it should be awesome. i just have no idea on how to gear it, anything would be awesome
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       02-23-2009, 6:21 PM Reply   
try checking pics of other winches.
pull dozer has several angles of theirs as well as the yankmeister winch

18hp?
maybe you can build the first "two rider winch?" (half serious half joking)
Old    nick (hihowareu)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-23-2009, 7:47 PM Reply   
ya i got everything figured out except for the gearing, anybody got some insight or do i have to experiment?
Old    Blake Hughes (blake_hughes)      Join Date: May 2004       02-23-2009, 8:47 PM Reply   
I believe our winch had 12 and 60 tooth sprockets. We used a 13hp engine... It'd yank your arms off if you weren't paying attention.
Old    nick (hihowareu)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-23-2009, 9:07 PM Reply   
how was the top end on it? so for an 18hp maybe 15 and 60? whats the benefit of using a 72 instead of a 60 tooth sprocket?
Old    j hill (jhilltn)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-24-2009, 6:16 AM Reply   
nick, check winchskating.comhttp://www.winchskating.com
Old    Blake Hughes (blake_hughes)      Join Date: May 2004       02-24-2009, 8:27 AM Reply   
It topped out pretty quick... The torque was insane, almost too much. We were able to pull deepwater starts with no problem... I bet we could've pulled 2-3 people with no problem.

If I were you, I'd consider a gear ratio with more top-end. We had to run our winch wide open... Which meant we floored it when the rider was ready. That made for a shaky start, and sore shoulders! With 18hp, you'll have enough power to pull off deepwater starts and high riding speeds... Which will allow you to run at half-throttle for those who like to ride slower.
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-24-2009, 9:07 AM Reply   
I have an 8hp Briggs on mine and at the moment I'm running 8/60 with an 8.5" i/d spool and it deepwater starts me with no problem at all
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       02-24-2009, 11:07 AM Reply   
were doin deepwater starts with a 8 hp knock off motor on a pulldozer. had to replace the motor because the first one decided to go swimming. destroyed the motor.
Old    nick (hihowareu)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-24-2009, 7:09 PM Reply   
ok sooooo im thinking 15 tooth and 60 tooth, with #35 chain with an 8 inch i.d. on the spool... SOUND GOOD? if any other suggestions plz tell me
Old    Blake Hughes (blake_hughes)      Join Date: May 2004       02-25-2009, 1:23 AM Reply   
Use this guide to help you pick your sprockets. Use your spool i.d. as your tire size. The tricky part will be the RPM's... Engine specs might help? This should help you find a good starting point.

Kart Ratio Analysis

Use the 'bigger/smaller' tabs to make changes.
Old    KP (kellen)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-05-2009, 8:55 AM Reply   
Got any big boys riding that winch? I'm 220 and I havet found a winch that will pull me steady and fast

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