Re: \'Winch\' one should I get? The choices...
If you always run with a group, get a hydraulic winch. Especially if you run mud as opposed to rocks.
If you wheel by yourself, get an electric winch and run at least two large high-quality regular batteries.
I'd rather have hydraulic but I wheel by myself periodically. Therefore I have a multimount MM E12000. In my opinion, the best setup would be to have a hydraulic winch mounted on the front bumper, a PTO in the bed, and a multimount electric that can be put on the front, rear, or either side. Someday I'll end up running a multimount and then a hydraulic on the front.
Once you've seen a hydraulic winch run on a high quality pump with good valves you'll laugh at the silly Warn Jeep guys.
You only get about 10 minutes out of your batteries before they're dead or overheated.