If price is not a concern, I would go with a Warn. They are much faster, and they are also lighter(I think). I own the XD9000i on a home made receiver mount for my Toyota, and even though I am only about 150, I can carry it front to back without too much strain. I have also used a Superwinch 9000 pound winch on a receiver mount, and although I am not sure which model it was, I would have been hard pressed to lift it into the receiver by myself. If it is going to be used rarely, consider getting a smaller winch, 6,000 or 8,000 and using it with a snatch block.