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Just got my first ATV, a '11 700 Grizz and planning on doing some trail riding soon. First piece of equipment I'm adding is a winch and I'm needing some suggestions for something that would be good for my kind of riding but comes at a decent price. Usually I try to get quality stuff (Warn) but since I'm needing to conserve denero right now I figure this winch is something that (at least for me) doesn't have to be crazy great/expensive. Although I'd still like to get something that's decent quality and can pull well, in my middle age I hardly think I'll be voluntarily launching into any terrain that has the potential to get me too stuck...thus I doubt I'll be using the winch that often.

Anybody have a suggestion for a model that's decent quality for around say $300 bucks? Doesn't have to be built to be used time after time but quality does still count.

Thanks

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I have a Warn on my ATV. It came with the machine when I bought it so not sure what the price was on it if buying separate. It gets used a lot (as snowplow lift) and hasn't given a lick of trouble. I bought a Superwinch for my sons machine for about $150 and its been good so far. Had a Sam's Club winch on my old ATV and mine was fine but a buddy had lots of problems with his Champion winch.

When you look at winches a couple of features I'd insist on. Make sure it has a brake so the rope dont unspool when it's at rest. The next is the winch has a free spool feature so you don't have to power the rope out.

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Thanks again kv. Ended up getting a Superwinch Terra 35 SR. I believe it has both features you mentioned.

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I googled it and going by product description there it does have both.

A winch is something a person don't need often but when needed its a life saver.

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