Just been thinking about a portable winch for the rear. Seems that the major complaints are weight, mounting, storage, etc.
So I found this at Northern Tools. It occurs to me that if mounted so that it could fit into the trailer hitch, it might do in a pinch. Certainly not as a primary winch, but for an emergency pull, with a snatch block, you're talking 6400 lbs of pulling power with an inexpensive, lightweight winch you could store just about anywhere. What's the verdict on this bright idea?
Dutton-Lainson 3200 lb 2-speed winch for horizontal pulling applications. High carbon steel heat-treated gears, permanently lubricated bearings, reversible ratchet, ergonomic handle grip. Quick-attach handle allows easy change from high speed to low gear, for heavier loads. Zinc TUFFPLATE finish. Handle included.