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Old 02-13-2017, 11:53 PM
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Hi,

Does a 6x6 or similar have a winch attached in real life? If so, has anyone placed one on their truck?

I own a beast II and I am considering to mount one, but I think the winch will have a hard time to pull my truck.

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Old 02-15-2017, 09:19 PM
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Winches are pretty common on bigger 6x6 trucks. Heck our shop up in Boise has a winch on the front of a day cab Peterbilt semi truck.

I don't know how much the Beast II weighs, you might have to put the truck on a scale and see how much it weighs. Then just look for a winch that can handle the weight. In the real world you want the winch to handle twice the weight of the vehicle, but with RC you might not need that much extra.
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Old 02-18-2017, 11:06 AM
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Most of the big 6x6 type of truck would have a pto driven winch mounted in the center of the truck, between the framerails with front and rear cables. Instead of looking for a scale winch, look into converting a strong servo into a winch. Or buying one already converted. Use metal tubing (metal brake line or copper tubing) to route the line to the front or back or the vehicle. I think that would be the best bet for getting the strength you need and keep the scale theme.
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