Anyone run a Winch truck or know anything about them

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  1. FlyingJ mafia

    FlyingJ mafia Bobtail Member

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    Hi,

    I found a decent truck that has a winch on the back. Can you also haul sand boxes and what ever else you want with that kind of truck? Would you also be able to put a wet line on the back next to the winch?

    I am curious If this can be done.

    Thanks
     
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  3. MacLean

    MacLean Road Train Member

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    You could also haul sand but that winch truck (guessing it’s a Western Star) will be pretty #### heavy.
     
  4. FlyingJ mafia

    FlyingJ mafia Bobtail Member

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    Its a CAT truck, Like or hate them

    • GVWR: 60,320 lbs
      • FAWR: 14,320 lbs
      • IAWR: 23,000 lbs
      • RAWR: 23,000 lbs
    • Probably would be over weight pretty fast.
     
  5. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

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    Those cat trucks were garbage. And sand hauling currently is garbage. Overtrucked and underpaid. The glory days of lucrative sand hauling are gone. I only do it because I live close to the action.
     
  6. MacLean

    MacLean Road Train Member

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    Only thing I know about the Cat (Sterling) trucks was, and I was told this, that they have crap front ends / front axle and they’re heavy. They’re made to be dump trucks.
     
  7. FLHT

    FLHT Heavy Load Member

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    Local Cat dealer her has their 3 parked .
     
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    Cat sdp . .

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    Run away…..
     
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    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I wouldn't touch a Cat truck with a 40 foot pole. Just a rebadged International with next to zero dealer support. Most Cat dealers won't touch them, the one I worked at didn't.
     
  10. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

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    If it has a hydraulic winch (which is the kind that most winch trucks have) then there would be no need to add a wet kit, because it already has one.

    But I'm not sure why you would want to add a wet kit for sand hauling.
     
  11. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

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    Even if it was a gin pole on the back of a Western Star?
     
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