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Old 12-25-2013, 11:13 PM   #1
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Winch question

So I asked for the quadratec q9000 for Christmas and I got a badlands 12000 pound winch. I've never heard of this brand. Anyone have this winch? Is it reliable?
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:07 AM   #2
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Let me google that for you

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It's a Harbor Freight winch... take that for what it's worth. FTR, I'm not a Warn bandwagoneer. Nor am I opposed to them either. I'm neutral.

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Old 12-26-2013, 11:59 AM   #3
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I've read where a couple guys have had good results with the HF winches, but for my money I would go for the Qtech. I wonder if you could return it and use the money towards what you want.
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:29 PM   #4
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I have that same winch on the front of my Jeep, It works well for what I need it for. It has pulled out a few people. the only down sides are that it is slow to pull and that the wire is a little long for it, so it doesn't like going all the way into the drum unless you have it lined up just right.
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:35 PM   #5
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My buddy has one and has pulled me out with it several times. I think thats actually the only time he uses Hes only had it like a year or so.. Its held up well so far.
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