Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Memphis, TN 38133, USA, Earth, Milky Way
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Sounds more like you need to invest in WINCH MAINTENANCE, &/or buy better winches. I prefer Ramsey worm-drives (RE series).
A locking diff can be helpful in some situations, but they're expensive to buy, expensive to install, and still require some maintenance. They also make it easier for you to break truck parts. Some are noisy.
How have you been doing your job up till now? It seems like a locking diff isn't really necessary for you. In your example story, you'd have been MUCH better-off with tires that provide traction, rather than a locking diff. The diff can't help with traction - it can only send torque to the tire(s) with the most. But it can't increase that tire's traction, so you'd have simply made 2 sets of ruts instead of 1.
Based on your description, I recommend you put your money into tires, and your time into fixing/replacing your winches.
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