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    Just razzin ya.

    You know it! Id love to see it in person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimpyrobb View Post
    Just razzin ya.

    You know it! Id love to see it in person.
    You are welcome to come down any time. Just let me know.

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    Awsome find Mike, I'm looking into the 9500LB MUSTANG myself.
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    There's enough room to fit an 18k lb warn MRAP winch between the frame rails and behind the stock bumper, it's tight, but fits with minimal trimming.
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    Hmm, I'll need to check into that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharecropper View Post
    Those look like mighty fine winches !!!
    I think I will be buying a 24Volt Stallion for my deuce and a 17,000 model for my new Chevy. At 1/3 the cost of a WARN Winch I can afford to buy two !

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    It has been quite some time since I posted but I figured that I would contribute to this thread. I will start by saying that advice was given to me from forum members to insure that my stock pump was capable of handling the extra load that I was putting on it by adding a Mile Marker hydraulic winch to the circuit. I did not follow the advice and learned from my mistakes. The system functioned in a limited capacity for about a year but the winch always felt "weak".

    Once I moved to Utah, I finally realized that adding power steering fluid almost daily to a broken system would eventually be dangerous on the mountains out here. Plus my wife was getting mad at all of the drips in the driveway. The straw that broke the camel's back was when I nearly lost steering and brakes coming down a trail at about 9800 feet. It scared the H E L L out of me. I decided to park the truck and leave it parked until I addressed the steering. I ended up replacing everything from the end of the steering shaft all the way to the steering knuckles with crossover steering from Offroad Design, steering pump and hydraulics with PSC, and a Flaming River steering joint. The new hydraulic system uses a 1600 PSI pump with a remote reservoir and flows at 4.5 GPM. I should have listened to the advice given PRIOR to plumbing in the winch and I could have saved myself a lot of headaches. For those of you contemplating adding a hydraulic winch to your CUCV, heed the advice and upgrade your system PRIOR to further taxing the stock system. Steering and brakes are critical...

    Now on to winch pics...

    I used a basic Warn winch plate and modified the existing brush guard to accommodate it. The welds need to be cleaned up which will be taken care of in the spring of this year.

    Mile_Marker_winch.jpg

    I switched over from cable to 130 feet of Dyneema SK-75 synthetic line. Swapped out the roller fairlead for a Factor 55 1.5" hawse fairlead. My most recent addition is a Factor 55 Flatlink "E" with the new "rope guard" which acts as a skid plate and can be replaced when worn.

    Factor_55_Hawse_Flatlink.jpg

    This is the correct milspec winch controller for the issue Mile Marker hydraulic HMMWV winch.
    controller.jpg

    The controller connects in the cab.
    cab_connection.jpg

    I should have listened but did not want to spend the money. Now that the complete PSC heavy duty pump w/remote reservoir, PSC steering box with hydraulic assist, and the PSC hydraulic assist ram is installed, the winch works quite well. I got sick of smelling power steering fluid and the new system is filled with Swepco 715 and I never smell a drop of it...
    PSC_Hydraulics.jpg

    And lastly, here is a "Utah" picture of my truck.
    elPito.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glockfan View Post
    It has been quite some time since I posted but I figured that I would contribute to this thread. I will start by saying that advice was given to me from forum members to insure that my stock pump was capable of handling the extra load that I was putting on it by adding a Mile Marker hydraulic winch to the circuit. I did not follow the advice and learned from my mistakes. The system functioned in a limited capacity for about a year but the winch always felt "weak".

    Once I moved to Utah, I finally realized that adding power steering fluid almost daily to a broken system would eventually be dangerous on the mountains out here. Plus my wife was getting mad at all of the drips in the driveway. The straw that broke the camel's back was when I nearly lost steering and brakes coming down a trail at about 9800 feet. It scared the H E L L out of me. I decided to park the truck and leave it parked until I addressed the steering. I ended up replacing everything from the end of the steering shaft all the way to the steering knuckles with crossover steering from Offroad Design, steering pump and hydraulics with PSC, and a Flaming River steering joint. The new hydraulic system uses a 1600 PSI pump with a remote reservoir and flows at 4.5 GPM. I should have listened to the advice given PRIOR to plumbing in the winch and I could have saved myself a lot of headaches. For those of you contemplating adding a hydraulic winch to your CUCV, heed the advice and upgrade your system PRIOR to further taxing the stock system. Steering and brakes are critical...

    Now on to winch pics...

    I used a basic Warn winch plate and modified the existing brush guard to accommodate it. The welds need to be cleaned up which will be taken care of in the spring of this year.

    Mile_Marker_winch.jpg

    I switched over from cable to 130 feet of Dyneema SK-75 synthetic line. Swapped out the roller fairlead for a Factor 55 1.5" hawse fairlead. My most recent addition is a Factor 55 Flatlink "E" with the new "rope guard" which acts as a skid plate and can be replaced when worn.

    Factor_55_Hawse_Flatlink.jpg

    This is the correct milspec winch controller for the issue Mile Marker hydraulic HMMWV winch.
    controller.jpg

    The controller connects in the cab.
    cab_connection.jpg

    I should have listened but did not want to spend the money. Now that the complete PSC heavy duty pump w/remote reservoir, PSC steering box with hydraulic assist, and the PSC hydraulic assist ram is installed, the winch works quite well. I got sick of smelling power steering fluid and the new system is filled with Swepco 715 and I never smell a drop of it...
    PSC_Hydraulics.jpg

    And lastly, here is a "Utah" picture of my truck.
    elPito.jpg


    The good thing is you didn't kill yourself or anyone else as you learned this lesson. Now you too can give sage advice to others through your experience. Of course they will probably ignore it as you did. Then you just pray they don't get hurt.

    By the way. Your rig is looking real good !
    Last edited by rustystud; 01-09-2019 at 02:19.

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    Yep, lessons learned Rusty... Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glockfan View Post
    Yep, lessons learned Rusty... Thanks!
    Have you had a chance to take it out and try all the new equipment yet ? I'm curious about the new power steering pump. Does it work good at idle ?

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