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post #31 of 107 Old 04-03-2012, 08:38 AM
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Regardless of what it pulled, every one of those winches were pulled to their max. Yes the engo may have been 3000 pounds less, but that was still its max and it didn't fail. Only 2 winches survived the same exact torture and the Warn failed. You can praise Warn all you want but what is the point of having a winch that can pull an extra 3000lbs and fail at the end. I would much rather have a winch that pulls only 12000lbs and still be able to make another pull if need be.
Pretty funny... the Warn pulled to over 16,000 lbs. before failing and you find fault with that.

Not that we could ever get our winches to pull 16,000 lbs. except in a test lab.


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16,000 lbs doesn't help if it explodes when it gets there. What do you do when you max it out, it explodes and you need it again in the same day? I would rather have a winch that stalls at 12,000lbs but doesn't explode. In which case I could add another pulley to the mix and try again. There is no trying again if it explodes.
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You're really complaining about a 9500 lb. winch failing at 16,500 lbs.? Congratulations on being a great spin doctor.

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16,000 lbs doesn't help if it explodes when it gets there. What do you do when you max it out, it explodes and you need it again in the same day? I would rather have a winch that stalls at 12,000lbs but doesn't explode. In which case I could add another pulley to the mix and try again. There is no trying again if it explodes.
I agree with this. I would rather it stall at it rating and work again. You can always try again. And it will still work tomorrow. If it explodes its done till its rebuilt or replaced. No second try.

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Great for Warn. They can build a winch that costs 4x the amount of my Engo and for that low low cost you get a winch that will pollute water (so much for treading lightly), fail to pull even half of its line before draining a battery, and explode after pulling 16,500lbs. But I will tell you what they do do well. Their controller is definitely better than Engo because it "feels better" in your hand. They also make really good stickers! Oh, and don't forget they buy their way to the number one spot in winch shootouts because they were out performed by winches a quarter of the cost!

Instead I will take my Engo which will not pollute water, almost finishes the pull without draining a battery, and stalls out at a weak 12,000lbs and does not explode. Instead it allows me to step back, rethink my strategy and try again. It also came with a wireless controller (so much for Warn's controller being so much better). Oh, and yes it is a whole 3 decibels louder than Warn.
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Instead I will take my Engo which,..... almost finishes the pull without draining a battery,........
I lol'd on that one. Thank you for that.




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If I see someone stuck with a dead Chinese winch, I'll winch them out. I'll laugh at them a bit first, but I'd still pull them out. In all fairness though, if the roles were reversed, I would expect the same treatment.

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I lol'd on that one. Thank you for that.

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Ya because an Engo leaving 22 ft of line is terrible compared to Warn thst leaves 58 ft...
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I lol'd on that one. Thank you for that.

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Read the shootout and you will actually understand what is going on...
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Seems Warn was their top choice.

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Seems Warn was their top choice.
Yes. More importantly though, was this line:

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In conclusion, while all of the winches in this test have strengths that distinguish them, the Warn 9.5xp is the most recommendable winch of the group we tested.
They identify that every winch had certain qualities that make them desirable, they just felt the Warn was the most well rounded.
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Yes. More importantly though, was this line:

They identify that every winch had certain qualities that make them desirable, they just felt the Warn was the most well rounded.
Even though it didn't survive...
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Even though it didn't survive...
Mine has survived 11 years now. But I do agree with you, I would rather have it stall at a lower pull the break at a higher pull. As far as the battery consumption, that doesn't concern me.

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