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Re: Winch question
I had friends who all went out to buy the Costco $600 bones special when they got a crate of them.
I opted for the used and abused $400 8274.
I had to build a special mount, theirs came with it.
When we were all putting out winches together, they were OoO-ing and AaA-ing about how theirs had more linespeed, more weight capacity, more this, more that. I just smiled and said "sure"
In real world trials, they have had nothing but problems with them, about all 40 people who bought the cheapie winch. From burning them up, to a serious lack of performance.
Moral of the story, if you can't afford a new 8274, buy used. These things hardly ever get used, and are fairly bomb proof. They are also very very reasonable when you buy them from Farmer Joe.