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eyeball engineer
12-07-2008, 01:59 AM
goofin off at work

12-07-2008, 02:01 AM

12-07-2008, 05:48 AM
Would you mind explaining the use of the aluminum plate?

12-07-2008, 06:01 AM
Aha, Warn winches.

We use 230V types to haul submersible pumps, mixers and props from sewage treatment plants and pumping stations on portable 'cranes'.

Very tough little critters.

12-07-2008, 09:12 AM
What kind of neighborhood are you in that you have to keep the gun handy on top of the desk?

12-07-2008, 10:36 AM
Would you mind explaining the use of the aluminum plate?

Looks like it might be for a retail sales display showing how the winch fits into a receiver hitch.

eyeball engineer
12-07-2008, 12:00 PM
the guy I made it for wanted to mount it in his hitch on his pickup, and he also wanted to use it as a portable like hooking it to a tree. then he wanted a plate so it wouldn't sit in the mud before it got some tension(after thought), he wanted to keep it as light as posible the reason for the aluminum( kind of pointless when you also have to lug around a 12 volt battery) but thats what I came up with. I'm going to make one more square receiver to mount it to a yard arm. the gun:gunsfirin is just an old bb gun I was trying to fix.

12-07-2008, 12:08 PM
So, that's what the D ring is for.:cool2:

I have a hand winch that I set up to hook to anything. I'll post a pic after breakfast. It'll either make you laugh, or :cry:

Nice job you did.

eyeball engineer
12-07-2008, 12:17 PM
he originally wanted to unbolt the winch from the hitch mount and then bolt it to some kinda hook for portable use, then I came up with the receiver tube, his way was to much work for me.

12-07-2008, 04:27 PM
I am glad you explained for what purpose this apparatus was fabricated. I almost thought you were going to use it right there on the desk to "reel in" business. :laugh:

Now I understand the whys-and-what-fors, that's a nifty looking set up!