things never change.
For the rest of eternity, folks will argue whether Fords or Chevys
are the best trucks and owners of winches are no different when
it comes to brand loyalty. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.
I will tell you right off the bat that I will NOT make any statements
like "this thing is better than Brand X" or "Company
Y's is better because..." Nope. Not going to do it. I'll let
you guys duke it out on our Boards
if you'd like, but I'm staying out of the fray.
I am going to write about in this column is the new Bad Boy
winches from Ramsey Winch, how they differ from their line-mates,
the Platinum 9000s and 9500s and what you'll find new on these models.
Boys... Bad Boys...
OK, I'm sorry. I just couldn't resist. Admit it, you were singing
it in your head, too. Here we go then. What exactly is a
Bad Boy winch? Well, in case you've been under a rock lately (which
is a particularly unsafe place to be in our sport), you're well
aware of the rockcrawling competitions happening around the country.
The rigors of these competitions mean plenty of hardcore winching
going on, whether it's to get over obstacles, or well...get rigs
back on all 4's. These competitions prompted the folks at Ramsey
to put together a limited edition winch line called the Bad Boy.
you read that right. The intention is to sell a limited number
of these winch packages and then it's sayonara to the Bad Boy. Like
the old transistor radios that Radio Shack used to sell, the Bad
Boys come in four delicious flavors; Rad Red, Outrageous Orange,
Battle Blue, and Power Purple. For our testing, we chose the Battle
flavors of the Ramsey Bad Boy (left to right): Battle
Blue, Outrageous Orange,
Power Purple, and Rad
are not actual production colors)
the best parts of the Bad Boy package are the accessories, which
include a new wired remote, locking hook, great big snatch block
and even a wireless remote control! The accessories alone almost
make the Bad Boy worth the price of admission.
doing this installation, be sure to unhook your battery cables for
safety. When winching, please do it safely and remember that winch
cables can break and become deadly projectiles. Put a coat or bag
of sand over the winch line to help it fall to the ground in the
event of a line failure and keep spectators out of the way.
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