Looking for a winch for farm use. I've heard of warn and smittybilt but don't know squat about winches.
Stay away from Badlands? The 12k Badland winch I had was amazing for the $300 I spenti've used the Smitty built XRC winches with great success and they cost a HELL of a lot less then Warn or Ramsey...IMO that's the way to go.. you can buy 2 or 3 SmittyBilt winches for the price of 1 warn and SmittyBilt isn't junk...its no Warn, but i think then your paying mostly for the name. Ive never been about to justify $1200 for a winch when i can get one for $400
stay away from Badlands, Traveler, or other chinese knockoffs
Okay, fair enough.i only say stay away from badlands because of what ive seen and personal experience. ..i probably should have stated that. Harbor Freight has never been known for quality.. more like affordable/ bargain prices.. Could Badlands be a good winch..sure.. but again my experience with them has been less then spectacular, just like the traveler winches sold by Tractor supply...i have only seen few people with a Traveler winch, and the components failed..
with that said, all winches can be good, but the difference is the quality and the longevity..a lot of the more "bargain" winches tend not to have the long term lifespan. i also find that sometimes either the winch line is smaller or the reduction ratio or how they get the ratio is different....
just depends on budget or what your doing......for good price range i suggest SmittyBilt XRC line..
on a 9Klb Dually Yeah it is lol. a 12K winch will do it but whine like a whore lolBecause a 15k winch is practical all the time:insane2: