MiBassman

Looking for winch advise

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I have a 2007 honda rancher es. I'm looking to put a winch on it and would like any recomendations or advise as to brand name, size, and where to buy it online. It will be used mostley in the woods when stuck or moving downed trees.

Thanks for any help you can give.

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I have a 2007 honda foreman 500 and want to put a winch on it. The winch will be used to raise and lower a plow some, but mainly in the woods when I get stuck or pulling small trees. I'm looking for advise and suggestions as to the size,name brand, and places to buy on-line. Also looking for what to look for and what to look out for in a winch. I have heard that some switches burn out fast.

Thank you for all your help.

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i would have to agree with swampcat. warn is a very popular brand winch i like it and i have not had problems with mine they are good, reliable i have them on all my atvs. The bad is that they are really expensive 439$ for a 3000xt winch bit high.

Now for Gorilla it is another good brand name and good atv winch for that matter. very reliable i have heard many of good things about their winches. and the prices are very reasonable. The same winch (3000lb) would cost you about half a warn and it comes with a lot of accessories.

Here is the gorilla atv website they sell both there winches and warn winches

ATV Winches & UTV Winches from 2000lbs to 4000lbs by PROMARK OFFROAD

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my 2006 prairie 360 had a warn 2.5 on it when I bought it used about 6 months ago. a plastic seal was worn and the thing was actually busted open because the idiot who owned it let the cable pile up. I replaced the seal and the cable and that thing is a champ. never fails me. I greased it up good when it was apart and I take the line out and pressure wash it as good as possible after every ride. I hear people talk bad about warns all of the time, but like anything else, if you use it practically and maintain it, you probably won't have any problems.

my buddy bought a gorilla 4000lb for his foreman a few months ago and has had constant problems with it. first the terminals melted inside, they sent new terminals and then the motor housing was holding water (when it's supposed to be water proof,) so they replaced the whole thing for him,. then his new one was holding water too and draining the battery down after a few days. so he's got a third one on the way. the thing is strong as hell when it's working, but he has worked on the winch more than it has worked for him.

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my buddy bought a gorilla 4000lb for his foreman a few months ago and has had constant problems with it. first the terminals melted inside, they sent new terminals and then the motor housing was holding water (when it's supposed to be water proof,) so they replaced the whole thing for him,. then his new one was holding water too and draining the battery down after a few days. so he's got a third one on the way. the thing is strong as hell when it's working, but he has worked on the winch more than it has worked for him.

No kidding...they are cheaper though...I guess you get what you pay for.

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