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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-20-2004, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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Milelmarker or Harborfreight

Which ones better? I just read a thread on pirate, about how suprizingly well the Harborfreight 8000 worked, and how the Milemarker 9000 was suprizingly cheaply made. For $300 you get the Harborfreight but I found a deal on the Milemarker with a free tow strap, fairlead, and free shipping for $394.89 at 4 wheel on line.
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Re: Milelmarker or Harborfreight

I would check the gearing ratio for both winches as well as the h.p. of the electic motor.
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Re: Milelmarker or Harborfreight

Mug shot,

I'd go with the Harbor Freight...Heres a good thread from my club on this topic.

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Re: Milelmarker or Harborfreight

Harborfreight 8000 Milemarker 9000


HP------------------------------- 1.8 ------------------------ 4.5

Line------------------------------ 5/16 x 95' ------------------ 3/8 x 100'

Weigh--------------------------- 96 lbs -------------------- 82 lbs

Gear ratio---------------------- 210:1 -------------------- NA

Amp draw 0 load------------- 37.5 --------------------- 35

line speed feet per min
Load

0 --------------------------- 13 ------------------------- 10
2000-------------------------- 11 -------------------------- 8.8
6000-------------------------- 6 -------------------------- 6
8000-------------------------- 4.5 -------------------------- 5


Both are planetary-freespooling-auto load holding-power in and out and have a 12ft cord.

Now that I typed that.......Screw the free tow rope there both free shipping. I think Ill get the Harborfreight.
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Re: Milelmarker or Harborfreight

Screw the free tow rope there both free shipping. I think Ill get the Harborfreight.


?? Wanna explain your decision ?? Strictly the money?

The Milemarker has more HP, thicker line, weighs less and you're getting a strap and roller fairlead for less than $100..

just curious......
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Re: Milelmarker or Harborfreight

(shruggin my shoulders) You'll get free winch plate to fab up for the sami with the harborfreight [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]


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Re: Milelmarker or Harborfreight

Yea....but Iv only heard bad things about the Milemarker. That was what I was set on, till I started hearing only good things about the Harborfreight. If anybody out there has a milemarker speak up. Im trying to deside between the two Im not tryin to save $100 I just whant the better winch. I cant see spending 6-7 hundred for a warn or ramsey here in PA-NJ, maby if I was out west.

O'yea you get a fairlead with the Harborfreight too.
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Re: Milelmarker or Harborfreight

SAve your money and just wheel with someone who has the WArn or Ramsey [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

But agreed....buy what you need, get the best you can.
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Re: Milelmarker or Harborfreight

Actually.....I just did a double check on the Habor 9000 with the MM 9000 and the Harbor 8000 with the MM 8000 and they have the exact same stats.

Harbor 9000 $399 Milemarker 9000 $395+ tow rope.
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Re: Milelmarker or Harborfreight

I have the HF winch and couldn't be happier. I opted for the 2 yr extended warranty and they've really stood behind it. I initially bought it for my car trailer first and my Zuk second and it's worked equally well on both. I'm on my second one now after fraying the cable when I winched a 9,000lb truck with four flat tires up onto my trailer without the ramps AND up an incline in deep mud. The cable rubbed my trailer a bit and when I took it back to HF and explained what happened, they said no problem and replaced it for free. I told them that I might go wheeling with it and what was my recourse if it burned out when winching underwater. The MANAGER just told me to wash all the mud off, let it dry, and bring it in for a free replacement. Like I said, I couldn't be happier(except for if it had a roller fairlead). I've used it probably about 15 times now and never had a problem. With the HF and the extended warranty, I don't see how you could go wrong.
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