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im getting bad battery drain from the winch on my plow bike, anyone have any ideas for a lift solution manual or not but the cheaper the better, i dont wanna pay 300 bucks for am actuator, thanks
 

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my in-law uses his bike to plow ,he uses a cheap winch (harbor frieght tools)
doesn't have battery drain issues , the other guy at work was having battery
drain issues with his better brand (warn) plow though, he went to a better battery (more amps )
(gel filled) has not had an issue since !! just an idea ???
 

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put a truck battery in a marine battery box+ mount it to your rack, the only way to go when useing a winch.
yea iv rigged up a second battery, used a utility battery worked great
 

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so does the problem still exist or was that your solution?

If it does persist, why not just put a switch on the battery feed so it can't suck juice unless you want it to.
 

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so does the problem still exist or was that your solution?

If it does persist, why not just put a switch on the battery feed so it can't suck juice unless you want it to.
yea the atv battery doesn't have the power to run the winch so much so I rigged in a lawn tractor battery that I can charge a hook up when need the extra power
 

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I have an 04 Kodiak. Not the most powerful bike, but man, can i move snow with it. I have a Warn plow and Warn winch. No extra battery and no issues so far..
Knock on wood. Good luck.
 

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I think I'm more confused than anything now. Is the winch draining the battery slowly while not in use? (what I was thinking the problem was). Or is it drawing too much load to run off your quad while in use?
 

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If you take the power suply cord from an inverter, you can plug it into the power port and hook it to the mower battery!
 
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