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Got A Bit Of A Rare Bird Here

Discussion in 'Winches' started by BillT, Jun 25, 2024.

  1. Jun 25, 2024

    BillT New Member

    Ashland, VA
    Jun 21, 2024
    I just recently bought this 1974 CJ-5, and it came with this big, honkin' old winch on the front.

    A little Googling made me think initially that it was the famous M8274, but then a little more looking at it made me realize that no, it's not.

    It's older than the M8274.

    Turns out it is kind of a transitional model, made shortly after Warn acquired Belleview. From what I've found online, Warn called it the 6014, intending it to have a 6,000 lb. capacity. And mine is stamped "6014" and a serial number below that.

    Supposedly, they discovered that it actually had an 8,000 lb. capacity, so they started calling it the 8200. But they produced it only for a couple years before coming out with the 8274.

    As far as I can tell so far, it works perfectly. I do need to replace the three short power cables that go to the motor, because they're all very weather-beaten and the insulation is completely degraded, but that's no big deal.

  2. Jun 25, 2024

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  3. Jul 11, 2024 at 6:54 PM

    Bob Member

    Northern California
    Sep 23, 2002
    Cool deal!
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