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Winch Versus Hoist

Host David Thiel and Jason Smith from Warn Industries demonstrate the difference between a winch and hoist and the power and ability of each.

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winch is designed to pull or drag a heavy load
Photo 1 of 4A winch is designed to pull or drag a heavy load. A hoist is designed to lift a load.

Lightweight Winch(1 of 4)

Winch:

This is an example of a lightweight and portable winch that can be taken to a jobsite or kept in a home workshop. This winch operates on AC current, which adds to its portability. It can be hooked up to a generator or a standard 110 household power outlet.

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