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New to this forum and new owner with 2019 XP 1000. Could someone tell me is a 6k winch overkill? Does the polaris electrical system support a 6k winch without bogging down the system. Thanks
 

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I have a 2020 xp1000 with a 4500 winch and thinking of upgrading to 6000 winch myself, it should support it since Polaris has 6000 pound winch on their site. plus I would rather have overkill than under when you need it.
 

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Some people use their vehicle to do work, not just drive down the road. You have a 4500 winch on your rig, maybe you should get a smaller one because the rig only weighs "Bout 1500lbs".
 

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What are you wanting to do, pull it vertically up a tree.

What does your ranger weigh.
Bout 1500 lbs ?
Some people use their vehicle to do work, not just drive down the road. You have a 4500 winch on your rig, maybe you should get a smaller one because the rig only weighs "Bout 1500lbs".
Thanks for the advice.

You said that 4 letter word.

Please don't say that.
 

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Mud/suction can add a lot of resistance when you are trying to pull yourself out.
Might just have to get a extra rope, pulley and all.
You know if you get a strap.
Pur it around a tree.
Use a pulley.
You double your winch strength.

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Might just have to get a extra rope, pulley and all.
You know if you get a strap.
Pur it around a tree.
Use a pulley.
You double your winch strength.

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Its also more stuff to carry and more stuff to break.
 

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The 1000 weighs 2000# for a three seater. Not sure about the four door.

I have a 3500# on mine just because I bought it Harbor freight for $100 on sale. If I ever have to replace it I’ll probably go 4500#-5000#.

Hope I never use the one I have


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Its also more stuff to carry and more stuff to break.
What's gonna break.
The pulley.
The rope.
The strap to go around a tree.
It will all go into a bag.
You can stick it anywhere.


If you are needing to move 10,000 lbs.

You should be using a tractor.
The tractor is much safer and easier.

Exactly what are you gonna move that is 10,000 lbs.
Think about it.
A f350 diesel truck weighs about 6900 lbs .

You realize most cars ain't 10,000, but trucks.

Think of the safety factor.

10,000 lbs to me is too much to be doing with a ranger.

But its yer gig.
Go for it.
 

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What's gonna break.
The pulley.
The rope.
The strap to go around a tree.
It will all go into a bag.
You can stick it anywhere.


If you are needing to move 10,000 lbs.

You should be using a tractor.
The tractor is much safer and easier.

Exactly what are you gonna move that is 10,000 lbs.
Think about it.
A f350 diesel truck weighs about 6900 lbs .

You realize most cars ain't 10,000, but trucks.

Think of the safety factor.

10,000 lbs to me is too much to be doing with a ranger.

But its yer gig.
Go for it.
I thought they were talking about 6 thousand pounds?
 

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Its also more stuff to carry and more stuff to break.
The people I know that go mudding.
They are a group..
The group carries stuff..
Bags fit over the center of the xp seats.

They don't have 3 people in a utv.

They strap down plastic boxes in the back with tools and all.
Somebody is gonna get stuck.
I can't go where they go..they all have snorkels, lift kits. Bigger tires.
They go threw high water and everything.
It's what they live for.

If they break something, it's part of the game..
Their main objective is everybody goes out together.
Everybody comes back together.

Don't understand how carrying stuff is more stuff to break.
 

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I love these threads! I’m just saying. Pure entertainment gold.

I have the 4500# badlands winch from Harbor Freight with a wireless remote. I’ve gotten stuck in mud, over the seat, but under the intakes. I didn’t have a snatch block or strap with me at the time. Had to winch myself sideways, out of the hole I was stuck in. No issues with the 4500. Kept the engine RPM’s up while winching. Only worked it for short periods, to allow the battery time to recover. Know the limits and capabilities of then equipment you have, and you’ll be fine.


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Some people paid 15,000 and more for their vehicles.
They want something better than this will get me by.
That's why they ask, what is the best battery, best tires.
Best GPS.
Best windshield.
Best roof.

Another reason I paid for the SATV winch.
I feel in the long run..it will be a better winch.

It's your pocket book.
Get what makes you happy.
And makes you feel secure.
 

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For a full size Ranger it is recommended to have a 4000lbs winch or larger. I personally think a 6000lb winch is
overkill, and more likely to tear something off your Ranger, or do some other type of damage. Mine works dandy.
 

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You'd have to have a big tree limb too.

Just saying.
Because good idea to check yer fluids when you let bn it down.
 

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That maybe a option. If no parking spots. I really do not know the capability is on a6000 lb winch
Buy what your budget allows. If you can afford it, and it will fit in the winch mount, go for it! You should be operating in short bursts anyway so I don’t think it should have any long term effects on the battery.


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