Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Re: Harbor Freight 2000lb cheapy winch
Well, if you can stand all the ribbing you'll get. . . 2000 pounds is a lot if you're carrying it up to the attic, but it won't go very far towards getting you unstuck. And 30' of cable isn't much, especially if you have to double it to get enough pull.
Remember, once you hook up the winch cable, you lose the ability to rock the Jeep back and forth. Unfortunately you can't use a weak winch to supplement your other efforts. Practically, it's one or the other, not both working together.
Some day it might be enough to get you out. I sure wouldn't invest a whole lot of money, time or effort into it, though. I think the best application for those would be to load a boat onto a trailer.