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Harbor Freight 8000 LB Winch

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MSRP: $650.00
Average Price: $275.79
Manufacturer: Harbor Freight
Recommended?
Yes: 50 / No: 1

Chicago Electric Tools (ITEM 40764-3VGA)
8000 LB. ELECTRIC WINCH WITH AUTOMATIC BRAKE

1.8 HORSEPOWER
Planetary gearing for fast line speed and sure hold. Freespooling. Three-stage system with automatic load-holding brake.

*Power in, power out
*Remote hand control switch with 12 ft. cord
*Fairlead: 11-3/4''L x 3-5/16''W x 1'' deep
*Line speed (in feet per minute): 13 (no load), 11 (2000 lbs.), 6 (6000 lbs.), 4.5 (8000 lbs.)

12 volts, 1.8 HP, 37.5 amp draw; Drum diameter: 2.5''; Gear ratio: 210:1; Cable: 5/16’’ x 95 ft.; Overall dimensions: 20-11/16''L x 3-1/8''W x 6-15/16''H; Bolt pattern: 10’’ x 4.5’’; Shipping weight: 106 lbs.


WINCH MOUNT FOR JEEP (ITEM 3444-0VGA)

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mnp1988
Registered User
mnp1988's Reviews
01-15-2013, 11:24 PM
Price: $300.00
Pros: easy to install, not to heavy
Cons: plastic case for solenoid broke where remote plugs in
Recommended? Yes

Comments: For the price its not a bad winch, have yet to use it on a trail or to pull my jeep out so I don't know how it will handle that but it has done well using it to move things around the yard.


tjthorson

Registered User
tjthorson's Reviews
01-16-2012, 08:14 PM
Price: $249.00
Pros: Works great, never let me down, lasts about 5 years, relatively low current drain
Cons: after 5 years magnets eventually crumble around motor, slow compared to the big boys.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: While a warn may last longer - with my winches exposed to chicago heat and winter salt, 5 years out of a sub $250 winch is good enough for me. Even when my last one gave up the ghost, it still worked well enough on the last pull, but I heard it making noise as the magnets crumbled and stuck to the armature. I promptly went out and bought another! Its slow - but it always works.


timmyjx209

Registered User
timmyjx209's Reviews
10-10-2011, 05:17 PM
Price: $80.00
Pros: will pull the TJ out of any situation
Cons: winch is slow @ pulling
Recommended? Yes

Comments: bought used off ebay very good product will pull the TJ out of anything the only complaint i have about it is it is very very slow when pulling the jeep but powerful enough to get it out of anything i would recommend this for a powerful winch on a budget


neelaviat

Registered User
neelaviat's Reviews

05-17-2011, 06:15 AM
Price: $289.00
Pros: Excellent boat anchor. Very good cardboard box it was packed in, reusable for something.
Cons: both winches brought about $12.00 at the scrap yard.
Recommended? No

Comments: Worked once, and failed when I needed it so desperately. The electric solenoids in the control box shorted.
I also had a second one of the same brand mounted on my equipment trailer. Used about 4 times, when the gearbox inside came apart, under no load. Bought a Warn, used it 6 times in one day, still works fine. Check out overstock.com, or ebay and see how many of these used winches are for sale. Make note of the cable hand wrapped around the winch, indicating it quit.
These China made winches are rated at pulling "rolling" capacity, not actual dead weight. if you're serious about having equipment you can depend on, then by a Warn or Ramsey.


jcook793

Hi Mom
jcook793's Reviews
02-05-2011, 11:49 PM
Price: $250.00
Pros: Cheap
Cons: It'll burn up one day
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I had a 9.5K Harbor Freight winch that lasted several years (8 I think). I burned it up pulling shrubs out of the landscaping . Was gonna get a Warn this time around but they had a sale for $250 and I'm a sucker for a cheap price.


xlTravislx

Senior Member
xlTravislx's Reviews
12-09-2010, 09:01 AM
Price: $50.00
Pros: everything
Cons: nothing
Recommended? Yes

Comments: its small but gets the job done.


93ZJ_5.2_ca
Registered User
93ZJ_5.2_ca's Reviews
11-23-2010, 06:00 PM
Price: $100.00
Pros: Great for what it does
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great winch for the price, parts are available and cheap if needed. I could rebuild this this 3 times and still save money over a brand name winch.


kittyhawk
Registered User
kittyhawk's Reviews
08-30-2010, 05:38 PM
Price: $240.00
Pros: Great Price Great Warrenty
Cons: Slow
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Got the 8000# one a month after I got the Jeep, have used the Snot out of it and had Zero problems.


akordboy

Registered User
akordboy's Reviews
05-07-2010, 11:45 AM
Price: $1.00
Pros: 
Cons: 
Recommended? Yes

Comments:


crazymon01

Registered User
crazymon01's Reviews

01-14-2009, 09:32 PM
Harbor Freight 8000 LB Winch
Price: $299.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: it works great. it has gotten me out all times except one when i somehow exploded the gear box in it... ops


justinsalv
Registered User
justinsalv's Reviews

01-04-2009, 02:09 AM
Harbor Freight 8000 LB Winch
Price: $300.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: this winch is probley the best price winch out there the only bad thing about it is it kind of slow


scottman

Registered User
scottman's Reviews

12-13-2008, 10:01 AM
Harbor Freight 8000 LB Winch
Price: $300.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Have had it for a few years, pulls every time I need it. Great buy for the price, and included shipping.


87yj_jeep
Registered User
87yj_jeep's Reviews

10-07-2008, 02:07 PM
Harbor Freight 8000 LB Winch
Price: $260.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Works Great, Haven't used it a lot but works good everytime I need it. Would definately recommend for the price i paid.


CJ5_Fan

Registered User
CJ5_Fan's Reviews

08-04-2008, 11:34 AM
Harbor Freight 8000 LB Winch
Price: $299.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Has worked for me every time I needed it to..... For the price, it was a good option for a light duty need


jpapa
Junior Member
jpapa's Reviews

06-24-2008, 08:32 AM
Harbor Freight 8000 LB Winch
Price: $299.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: It is an import, it is ugly, it is slow, but it works. It also acts as a cheap bumper reinforcement - saved me front end damage and did a number on a Liberty liftgate.


Alabamaranger

Registered User
Alabamaranger's Reviews

06-16-2008, 03:04 PM
Harbor Freight 8000 LB Winch
Price: $130.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Better than nothing. Bought it used for $130.00 and I would buy another one.


Mut
Registered User
Mut's Reviews

06-15-2008, 12:12 PM
Harbor Freight 8000 LB Winch
Price: $307.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Slow but very reliable.. Looks good for the price I would reccomend to everyone..


cracker1868
Registered User
cracker1868's Reviews

06-09-2008, 08:46 PM
Harbor Freight 8000 LB Winch
Price: $270.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Brand new, still haven't had a chance to use it.Brand new, still haven't had a chance to use it.Brand new, still haven't had a chance to use it.


Fryguy
Registered User
Fryguy's Reviews

05-17-2008, 10:36 AM
Harbor Freight 8000 LB Winch
Price: $500.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: it alright but it could have a faster line retrieval......................................... .................................................. ............


Cannon

Registered User
Cannon's Reviews

05-14-2008, 01:19 PM
Harbor Freight 8000 LB Winch
Price: $249.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Works well. First civillian winch owned. Use to gripe trees with a block to fall in right direction when felling. Haven't had to use yet out on the shoreline.

Bought the HF aftermarket plate, works to attach to stock bumper, but an aftermarket bumper may need some fab-work to ensure on safe.

Low price since had a 2006 $50 off coupon. HF does from time to time.


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