Originally Posted by Theairhead
If you want a cheap winch at least buy quality. I really don't have much faith in rough countries winch to get me unstuck. Engo was the cheapest winch on the list at 329 and came in 4th place. I'd seriously consider that with some synthetic line and you're good to go.
I've had my engo 9k with viking synthetic line for over close to two years now with no problems. It has never let me down and has been under water, mud, in freezing conditions, and has been exposed to the weather since the day I got it. Good stuff in my opinion.