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Igland winch seems weak

Hal-VT

Hal-VT

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I have a model 3001 Igland three point hitch winch. Lately it seems to lack power, I am working in small blown down spruce, and have had trouble moving some of it. If I can start a hitch moving it works well, but if the logs are bound up at all it just stops pulling, doesn't really seem to load the tractor engine at all. I have the clutch tightened as much as I can without rubbing when it is released. The clutch shoes have a good quarter to three eights inch of material left, and the sur[ace of the drum is clean and smooth, as far as I can tell without disassembling it.

I understand it's not a skidder or bulldozer winch, but I expected a little better performance from it.
I would appreciate any suggestions for improvement.
I expect the ultimate cure will be upgrading to a bigger model.
 
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I have a model 3001 Igland three point hitch winch. Lately it seems to lack power, I am working in small blown down spruce, and have had trouble moving some of it. If I can start a hitch moving it works well, but if the logs are bound up at all it just stops pulling, doesn't really seem to load the tractor engine at all. I have the clutch tightened as much as I can without rubbing when it is released. The clutch shoes have a good quarter to three eights inch of material left, and the sur[ace of the drum is clean and smooth, as far as I can tell without disassembling it.

I understand it's not a skidder or bulldozer winch, but I expected a little better performance from it.
I would appreciate any suggestions for improvement.
I expect the ultimate cure will be upgrading to a bigger model.
I built my winch because nobody seems to make any winches. In your case I would take a snatch block or two with a a 40 to 60 foot section of cable specifically for the snatch blocks and pull the logs to level area. Once the log are untangled pulling them will go much smoother. A sled device or some type of an axle under the front edge so they do not plow will help your operation go much faster. Thanks
 
Hal-VT

Hal-VT

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How lagre tractor do you have?

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35 horsepower. As I said, the winch doesn’t seem to load the tractor engine, even when the hitch is snubbed. The PTO shaft continues to turn at the same speed as when running freely.
 

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Should have no problem stalling the engine at mid or low rpm, owned since new? Is the engagement mechanism working as it should?

Could you have a grade or in worst case a spun bearing that have made a grove in the shaft carrying the drum?

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