Bought 1990, used on 2 XJs, 1 Explorer, 1 Expedition, 1 Suburban, until its demise on my TJ. Bagged three elk with it; only totalled one jeep.
Fragged the main gear unit (nearest drum) while winching danger tree away from my vacation trailer. 20 years heavy use, but still disappointing; I suspect it would still be running if I hadn't shock loaded it periodically over the years. Carrier cracked, gears went cattywumpus, stripped two planetary gears and about 20% of gear housing teeth were stripped. Jammed solid; fortunately I was able to throw it in reverse and flip the tree the right way. Strong winch, but not as strong as my old Belleview 6K winch that outpulled any 8K I ever saw.
It was adequate single line on the XJs, but snatch block was frequently used on the other rigs and necessity with the Suburban--very nearly left that in the woods, but for (ahem) having two snatch blocks that day (and ever since). Slow, but implacable when triple lined.
I strongly suggest a teardown every 5 years to check gears for wear, clean and regrease. Had I done that (and refrained from jerking it a few times too many) likely would have had it another couple decades.
Many worry about the permanent magnet motor; mine was still going strong after 20 years.