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Hi guys. After recently purchasing a 1963 Fordson Super Major tractor, I am now looking to equip it with a PTO winch. I have had a quote for a Uniforest 3.5 tonne model, which seems quite reasonable, and within my necessarily low budget, but I am now wondering whether I should be looking at something a bit bigger? What size winch would you suggest be optimal for this tractor (I believe around 50hp when new)?.

 

It'll be used predominantly for assisted directional felling, but most likely for some skidding also. I've seen some of the older Majors fitted with large Cooks/Boughton winches, that have really large spades, and must have a pulling capacity pushing double figures? Obviously, I don't want something too big and heavy duty for what is essentially a small tractor by todays standards, but I'd like to have a machine that is equally matched to it.

 

Thanks. Rob.

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Hi guys. After recently purchasing a 1963 Fordson Super Major tractor, I am now looking to equip it with a PTO winch. I have had a quote for a Uniforest 3.5 tonne model, which seems quite reasonable, and within my necessarily low budget, but I am now wondering whether I should be looking at something a bit bigger? What size winch would you suggest be optimal for this tractor (I believe around 50hp when new)?.

 

It'll be used predominantly for assisted directional felling, but most likely for some skidding also. I've seen some of the older Majors fitted with large Cooks/Boughton winches, that have really large spades, and must have a pulling capacity pushing double figures? Obviously, I don't want something too big and heavy duty for what is essentially a small tractor by todays standards, but I'd like to have a machine that is equally matched to it.

 

Thanks. Rob.

 

HI ROB I put a ingland 5:5ton on one mate thanks Jon

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Hi guys. After recently purchasing a 1963 Fordson Super Major tractor, I am now looking to equip it with a PTO winch. I have had a quote for a Uniforest 3.5 tonne model, which seems quite reasonable, and within my necessarily low budget, but I am now wondering whether I should be looking at something a bit bigger? What size winch would you suggest be optimal for this tractor (I believe around 50hp when new)?.

 

It'll be used predominantly for assisted directional felling, but most likely for some skidding also. I've seen some of the older Majors fitted with large Cooks/Boughton winches, that have really large spades, and must have a pulling capacity pushing double figures? Obviously, I don't want something too big and heavy duty for what is essentially a small tractor by todays standards, but I'd like to have a machine that is equally matched to it.

 

Thanks. Rob.

 

A Boughton would be ideal, its finding one thats the problem.

 

Bob

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A Boughton would be ideal, its finding one thats the problem.

 

Bob

 

Hi BOB there great old winch mate there is auto mowers near us they were good in there day thanks Jon

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Hi Bob. Yes, the old Boughtons look like great bits of kit, but like you say, finding one might be an issue. Plus, I think I prefer the idea of the more modern designs that are typically offered nowadays. Thanks. Rob

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Hi Jon. Do you reckon that's about the maximum tonnage I should aim for then? Quite keen on the Uniforest brand tho, as they seem about the best value for money..

 

Hi MATE there good winch you may have to fit a weight frame on front of tractor help keep tractor down thanks Jon

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Hi MATE there good winch you may have to fit a weight frame on front of tractor help keep tractor down thanks Jon

 

Sounds like a sensible plan. That's one of the issues I was concerned about with running a higher tonnage winch on a smaller tractor. Don't want the nose pointing at the sky as soon as I pull the cable!

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Sounds like a sensible plan. That's one of the issues I was concerned about with running a higher tonnage winch on a smaller tractor. Don't want the nose pointing at the sky as soon as I pull the cable!

 

Hi mate get metal plate in ground and pull Square do not go pulling out of line and use a snatch Block sometimes all the best with it but just go steady as they can be deadly thanks John

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