The TDS-8.5 Short Drum winch is ideal as a 12 volt portable kit for dropping onto a tow ball, front or rear, of most 4×4’s.

BakRak system where you drop a ’clamshell’ adaptor over the tow ball, attach the special bracket, slide in the safety pin, plug in the Anderson quick disconnect plug into the special vehicle harness and winch away.

This superb 8,500 lb winch system can either be used to pull yourself out of a sticky mess, pull someone else out, or to pull boats on trailers up slipways or caravans up driveways.

This system comes complete with a 10mm x 75’ Dyneema® Bowrope, aluminum hawse and a vehicle wiring harness.

When the winch mount is installed, a ready made up for the vehicle wiring harness is supplied with quick disconnect fittings.

All these (and more to follow) modules are so east to install. Simply drop the ‘Clam Shell’ over the tow ball, followed by the appropriate unit, locate the lock pin or similar device to secure the whole unit into place, tighten the 12mm setscrew or locking lever to stop it from rotating as required and it’s ready to use.

Brilliant concept brought into the world by Pete Yates with further module and kit designs by David Bowyer.

From: Goodwinch