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Old 03-10-2007, 05:00 PM
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Ramsey winch question

Anyone familiar with Ramsey worm gear PTO winches? I bought a 200L (left cut gear) winch a while back and the output was on the left side, facing rear. So I (thinking at the time the gears where straight cut) flipped the winch around (so the output was on the right, facing forward) then flipped the worm gear around so the output faced the back of the truck. I just ran the winch for the first time today (yay!), and of course it runs backwards. 4 speeds of power out and one speed in sux. So I'm wondering about two things.

1: Can I flip the main left-cut gear around?
2: If I do the above, will it make the winch run correctly?

I have a feeling that I'm going to have to spring for a new right cut main gear (and maybe worm gear as well). Figured I'd ask first.

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Old 03-10-2007, 05:46 PM
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Never mind, I thought about it some more and I do need a right-cut main and worm gear. Unless I make this an under wind winch. Think I can run the fairlead where it is (set up for an overwind winch) and run the cable under the drum, or would the angle put to much stress on the cable?
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Old 03-10-2007, 11:04 PM
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if you can find the parts easily enough then i would say change the gears. it would allow you to become "aquainted" with the insides of you winch more and you would have a winch that worked the way it should
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Old 03-10-2007, 11:22 PM
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I'm already pretty well acquainted with the insides of those winches. I've had two completely apart before. Nice to work on as there is nothing fancy in them. I can go straight to Ramsey and get the gears, but they want almost $400 before shipping. Not going to happen. I'll hunt around a bit and find one used.
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Old 03-11-2007, 04:44 AM
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I have one idea, so simple it probably won't work for a very good reason:

say the winch spools out anticlockwise, viewed from the driver's side (I don't know if it does, but that doesn't matter), that means the cable must be coming of the top of the drum, to change it so it spools in anticlockwise, you would only need to run the cable off the bottom of the drum. I've attached a very poor diagram to show what I mean.
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:22 AM
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Yah, I had thought of that. But I can't run a fairlead in the right place to wind the cable unde the drum. I think the cable would be at a pretty bad angle if I did that. And the more I looked at my setyp, I realized the cable would still drag across the back of my fairlead.
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:48 AM
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Fair enough. I don't suppose there's any way you can alter the posistion of the fairlead?
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:15 AM
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I could, and was thinking about that. But I would have to torch a hole through the front c-channel of the winch bumper. It wouldn't be hard, but I don't like what torching a 12" long hole would to to the strength of the bumper. There wouldn't be much material left.

Really wish I had realized the L and R stood for gear cut before I sold my 200R winch.
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:33 AM
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Yeah, ain't that life? I reckon, then, your first idea of flipping the gear round might be your best option (personally, I hate to give up on these things).
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