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Product Information

MSRP: $350.00
Average Price: $316.81
Manufacturer: badland
Yes: 15 / No: 1
Company Website: http://N/A

12000lb badland winch. im new to winches. is this a goodreliable winch?


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Nick03309's Reviews

07-24-2014, 10:26 AM
Price: $299.00
Pros: Cheap
Cons: Bad reviews
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I have not used it yet but I will let you know when I do. You can't beat the price.

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bhawk46's Reviews
07-10-2014, 10:46 AM
Price: $299.00
Pros: have yet to have any problems with it
Cons: noisy. slow pull
Recommended? Yes

Comments: good product for the price, got it on sale

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bogi94yj's Reviews
07-05-2014, 05:33 AM
Price: $299.00
Pros: Pulls my jeep out of everything with no problems.very impressed considering its harbor freight. price can't be beat
Cons: Pulls pretty slow, switch is tricky, doesn't always engage and you have to hit the button a couple times...bare in mind my handle has gotten wet and pretty muddy.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Harbor freight can get gear deals with the right timing and coupons..however they don't have the best reputation.this winch has impressed me, however I suggest spending a little of the money your saving on the warranty and using it as much as possible before the warranty expires.
You never know what you're gonna get.

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hard_core4x4's Reviews
04-03-2014, 09:01 PM
Price: $300.00
Pros: doesnt get hot
Cons: control box sits too close to spool
Recommended? Yes

Comments: havent used it much but its as reliable as a warn. pulled out me and a couple cheverolets. spooling isnt great but if you straighten it out it works great.

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Rubiscon's Reviews
04-02-2014, 08:57 AM
Price: $299.00
Pros: Gets the job done.
Cons: A bit slow
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Another Chinese winch, with a different sticker on it, but gets the job done.
Only had to use it once so far, so can't testify on how rugged it is, or how long it will last.

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moparguy21's Reviews

03-12-2014, 10:01 AM
Price: $300.00
Pros: price
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: iv only tested it and works great I got the wireless controller that's a must have its a bit slow but it will get you out. great winch for the price


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atopi3's Reviews
11-12-2013, 06:32 PM
Price: $400.00
Pros: none
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: its ok better than walking


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tchoberg's Reviews
10-24-2013, 11:47 AM
Price: $300.00
Pros: Tough as hell!
Cons: Kinda slow
Recommended? Yes

Comments: This is a great winch that I user to recover a pair of 2wd pickups from a ditch and a snowbank last winter during a 3 foot snow.

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kk4et's Reviews

07-14-2013, 10:01 PM
Price: $300.00
Pros: Powerful
Cons: not waterproof
Recommended? No

Comments: I bought the Badland 12000lb from Harbor freight about 8 months ago, I did not take the extended warrenty, I used it 3 times, it quit while using it the third time, I contacted where I bought it just to let them know what had happened but where I did not take the extra warrenty I could not complain, I probably got what I deserved. I took the end cover off where the cables attach, well I got a big surprise, the area where the brushes are looked like the inside of the winch had been under water for a year or so. When it did work it was great, it just did not last long, I replaced it with a 12,500lb Tuff Stuff, I know it is also a cheap winch but it has 3 year warrenty.

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highoctane83's Reviews
06-27-2013, 06:30 PM
Price: $300.00
Pros: Great wireless
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Love it. Only one issue n the replaced it with no questions. Other than that it is a great deal n reliable

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mark33alan's Reviews
05-09-2013, 08:37 PM
Price: $324.00
Pros: just bought review to come
Cons: to come
Recommended? Yes

Comments: soon to come. but for the price why not if i dont like it you guys will be first to know

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Bigsilver's Reviews
03-26-2013, 12:32 AM
Price: $300.00
Pros: Good price for big power. Good wireless control option.
Cons: Poor warranty.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I picked this up for $300 on sale after numerous recommendations from friends. Seems good so far, although I've only tested it. $25 wireless controller option was a no brainier.


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Ripper3494's Reviews
03-21-2013, 10:37 PM
Price: $399.00
Pros: works great every time i need it and for a great price
Cons: slow
Recommended? Yes

Comments: i give it 4 stars because it is pretty slow, but for the price i couldn't find a winch to beat it. it has worked every time for me

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BlackRUB1C0N's Reviews
02-14-2013, 05:13 PM
Price: $200.00
Pros: Cheap, 12,000lb winch...
Cons: Not waterproof
Recommended? Yes

Comments: No complaints so far, but I haven't had to use it for anything serious yet. Easy to install, easy to use. It's not waterproof, which is a huge negative.

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74Maverick's Reviews
10-15-2012, 03:32 AM
Price: $400.00
Pros: Cheap, big, reliable
Cons: cable really to big for cage cut off 20 ft.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great winch no operational problems. Through operator error I busted the cage but a like rigging and Made it stronger than before. Trimmed 20 ft off cable to make sure it would never happen again. Still good winch. I dont think the fairlead has held up as well though its a little bent up and has some cable gouges. Mostly due to steep angles required in recoveries. have had it for over a year and have many many pulls under its belt. Never failed.


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lostinIA's Reviews
08-08-2012, 06:47 PM
Price: $350.00
Pros: Affordable
Cons: None yet
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Got this at a sidewalk sale at the local Harbor Freight on sale for $350. Ordered a winch plate online and had it installed that weekend. For the money, you aren't going to beat this winch. Have used it several times and it pulls like a champ. Paid $30 extra dollars for the two year warranty. Bring it in at any time and they will replace it no questions asked. At the end of two years, you can bring it in, get a brand new winch, and extend the warranty another two years for $30. Let the haters hate, but for someone who wheels occasionally, drives daily in an area with terrible winter weather, and is on a budget, it is nice to be able to afford a little piece of mind.

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