FEATURES Proven 3-stage planetary gear system design for fast line speed
95 ft. (29 M) of 5/16" ( 8MM) galvanized aircraft cable with replaceable clevis hook
Automatic load-holding brake
Cam action clutch disengages planetary gear system for free spooling
Weather-resistant solenoid assembly
12 ft. wire pendant remote
5 ft. (1,52 M) 4 guage battery cables with connectors
Limited lifetime warranty
Price: $450.00 Pros: strong single line pull, integrated thermal overload protection, decent line speed Cons: motor gets very warm when winching for extended periods of time, the plastics on the solenoid cover dont like extreme cold temperatures and can crack if not careful Recommended? Yes
Comments: got this winch about 8 or 9 years ago, never had a single problem out of it except for the plastics around the solenoid box starting to crack from weather/vibration, all and all a very good winch
Price: $400.00 Pros: Inexpensive, made in USA, compact Cons: Rather slow, permanent magnet motor, need to mount solonoid box somewhere Recommended? Yes
Comments: My unit was purchased used but I replaced the motor. It fits in my ARB bumper with a bit of tweaking. This winch has a seperate solonoid box that has to mount "somewhere". We fabricated some longer cables and mounted mine under the hood for a cleaner looking installation and to offer more protection against mud/water.
The winch has performed well, although the line speed seems rather slow. It is just right for a Cherokee, and I have recovered heavier vehicles as well. If I were to buy a new one, I'd probably get the 9K for a few dollars more.