Originally Posted by Openskies
Any specific brands that I should direct my attention to?
This question sparks a never ending debate. Bottom line is do some research, check out some of the winch shootouts, check some prices, then make a decision. I personally got my Harbor Freight 12k winch for under $300. Im not saying to go out and get one if you plan on using it really often but for my uses, it does its job. I have used it to remove 3 trees and pulled myself out of a few bad spots and dont have 1 complaint.