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Author Topic: Winchdrum model 8A Gearmatic  (Read 1681 times)

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Offline B. Cooper

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Winchdrum model 8A Gearmatic
« on: November 06, 2014, 10:01:52 am »
I have a Gearmatic winchdrum model 8A on a John Deere 440ICD crawler that I am restoring to do some logging on my property. I have seen a post (the only place that I have found any info on the web about this winch) on this website that talked about a gentlemen that rebuilt his same 8A winchdrum. Do you all know where I can find the service and parts manual for this winch and where can I order parts for this? The master control unit was full of crud from sitting for so long and I don't believe they put the right fluid in it when it did operate. The pistons were froze in the master control, so I am positive the pistons for the clutch and brake will be the same. ANY info on this would be extremely helpful! The only winch on gearmatics website that shows a PTO winch like mine is the model 9 but they don't have the 8A service and parts manual.  I thank you all for your time!

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Re: Winchdrum model 8A Gearmatic
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2014, 10:21:36 am »
Cooper I don't know if I can help much but did work on them some. They are similar to a model 9 That controller is one exspencive unit!!! :o but can be rebuilt. So can the pistons. As for manuals try online sites even evil bay. Find a logging dealer for parts but some are obsolete. Harold's in Maine might be of some  help Bands can be sent out. Also in on line ads or swap shop books I used to see a lot of them for parts.
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Re: Winchdrum model 8A Gearmatic
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2014, 10:42:17 am »
Thank you jocco Ill give it a try

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Re: Winchdrum model 8A Gearmatic
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2014, 11:05:44 am »
Paccar owns gearmatic. Manuals are on there web site. As far as parts Davco in Farmington Maine
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Re: Winchdrum model 8A Gearmatic
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2014, 11:42:37 am »
I've looked at the Paccar website and they show an 8A but its a hydraulic winch and looks nothing like mine. The closest one to mine was the model 9. I'll give Davco a call and see what they might be able to do for me. Thank you for the info!

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Re: Winchdrum model 8A Gearmatic
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2014, 07:37:19 pm »
I called Davco and they had the parts that I need for this winch, thanks for connecting me with them ga jones!

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Re: Winchdrum model 8A Gearmatic
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2014, 07:46:21 pm »
Davco should be a sponsor on here. I drive by his place quite often,only about 20 minutes from me.
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