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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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MugZy_YJ_94

ka-mai
MugZy_YJ_94's Reviews

02-08-2008, 05:54 AM
Harbor Freight 8000 LB Winch
Price: $500.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: i did not buy it a HF but at a local farm suply shop. for me it works good, but it has a very slow line speed.


eclipse27
Registered User
eclipse27's Reviews

12-09-2007, 06:30 PM
Harbor Freight 8000 LB Winch
Price: $299.00
Pros: cheap
Cons: alil slower then most.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I love mine...i haven't gotten achance to really use it yet. But its def. helped me out. It is alil slower then most but i got it for 300 bucks so im not complaining. I also got a extended 2 year warrenty for only like 20 bucks more.


Lostj

Registered User
Lostj's Reviews

09-30-2007, 12:57 AM
Harbor Freight 8000 LB Winch
Price: $200.00
Pros: Cheap!
Cons: it's slow but its a heck lot better than diggin
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I bought the 9000lb HF Chicago electric winch last October on sale for $200 with a winch plate included.
Ive never had a problem with it. It is slow compared to high dollar winches but for $200 I'm not going to complain, plus it's a heck lot better than digging and using a come-a-long!







exzebra
Registered User
exzebra's Reviews

09-03-2007, 10:04 AM
Harbor Freight 8000 LB Winch
Pros: Price, Ease of operation
Cons: Pull strap is flimsy, otherwise none known yet.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: $299 at Harbor Freight includes mounting plate. Works well so far. Buy the extended warranty. If it breaks take it back for a replacement.


fl_frank
Registered User
fl_frank's Reviews

06-23-2007, 05:49 PM
Harbor Freight 8000 LB Winch
Price: $249.00
Pros: cheap and reliable
Cons: nada
Recommended? Yes

Comments: i've had it for 3+ yrs, use it for everything - pulling stumps, setting fences, no problems at all


floridajpr
Registered User
floridajpr's Reviews

04-13-2007, 07:59 PM
Harbor Freight 8000 LB Winch
Pros: Cheaper than Big named winches and performs as well too!
Cons: A little slower than some of the Big named winches but has always worked great
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I have nothing but good things to say about the Harbor Freight 8000 lb winch. Its easy to use and has always worked the many times I have used it to get myself, my friends, and other people out of many sticky situations, many times, and I have had no problems. The only people that I have heard that have had problems with HF winches, are the people that have never owned a HF winch and say that they know someone that had one fail or a friend had one and it only worked once and never worked again. I DONT KNOW WHY PEOPLE PUT DOWN A PRODUCT THAT IS A VERY GOOD PRODUCT, BUT BECAUSE THEY PAID THREE AND FOUR TIMES AS MUCH FOR THEIR BIG NAMED PRODUCT AS I DID FOR MINE, IT JUST CANNOT BE A GOOD PRODUCT. So they trash the HF product because they cant fathom that they paid so much more than us that went to Harbor Freight. I am not saying that the HF winches are better than their big named products but they are not beneath them either.


ForkLift

Registered User
ForkLift's Reviews

02-20-2007, 08:02 PM
Harbor Freight 8000 LB Winch
Pros: 299.00
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: this flipping thing will pull your butt out of anything. great winch. this is my second one, just awesome. dont be fooled into buying a 1200.00 warn winch.


Matt in TN
Registered User
Matt in TN's Reviews

10-30-2006, 11:43 AM
Harbor Freight 8000 LB Winch
Pros: Price
Cons: Line Speed
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I have to agree - not the fastet winch, but it has worked just fine every time I have needed it. For $299 it can't be beat!


CETROV

Senior Member
CETROV's Reviews
08-05-2006, 02:32 AM
Harbor Freight 8000 LB Winch
Pros: inexpensinve - works -
Cons: slow
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I used the H.F. 8000 lb on my ride for about 2 years - never did I have a problem or failure - I got it on sale for $249.00 -
I recently replaced it with the H.F. 10,000 lb winch - on sale for $319.00
Have not used that one yet.


Lcars

Nanners...MMMM..Toasty
Lcars's Reviews

08-04-2006, 06:37 PM
Harbor Freight 8000 LB Winch
Pros: cheap
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I have one on my YJ and have never had a problem with it.


92blazn

Registered User
92blazn's Reviews

08-02-2006, 10:37 PM
Harbor Freight 8000 LB Winch
Price: $299.00
Pros: Love it never had one thing go wrong
Cons: not sure yet?
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I love mine and for $299 cant beat that, I have used it more times then I can count, and the last time it worked under water in a creek I had got stuck in

I have used it to pull to YJ's up some very nasty inclines Used it to pull myself out of nasty mud, O and another cant forget it pulling my friends XJ back over after he rolled it on the roof


even worked covered in MUD


I give it 2 up and would recommend it for sure


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