December 19, 2008, Newsletter Issue #146: Hydraulic Winch or Electric Winch

Tip of the Week


Though electric winches are more popular, the hydraulic winch has become less of a hassle for many people. Once you install a hydraulic winch, you're done. With a hydraulic winch, there is no cool down period during heavy use. The hydraulic winch works well even when submerged underwater. Electric winches have been known to over heat and/or even fail during heavy loads or pulls. There is no extra upgrading to do when installing a hydraulic winch, but electric winches more often than not require a battery or alternator upgrade. While the hydraulic winch is probably tougher and more reliable, the electric winch is a bit faster and usually lighter in weight. More power and more consistency gives the hydraulic winch an edge over electric winches.

About LifeTips

Now one of the top on-line publishers in the world, LifeTips offers tips to millions of monthly visitors. Our mission mission is to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. Expert writers earn dough for what they know. And exclusive sponsors in each niche topic help us make-it-all happen.

Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Auto Accessories Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!


Guru Spotlight
Sheri Ann Richerson