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Old 03-09-2010, 11:24 AM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a good (yet fairly cheap) winch brand? Also, what size should i get? I have an '06 4-cyl w/ 33" tires.

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Get one with a capacity from 8,000 to 9,500 lbs. and has a series-wound motor, not a motor with a permanent magnet that won't last nearly as long. All the better brands of winches like Warn (!), Tabor, Ramsey, and Superwinch X9 & S9000 have the good kind of series-wound motor. Those are also U.S. made and excellent quality. I always strongly recommend Warn with Tabor (made by Warn but with a shorter one-year warranty) in a close second-place.

I'm no fan of the many brands of electric winches made in China that are being imported here by Smittybilt, Milemarker, Chicago, Bulldog, etc.. At least not if you intend to use it much.

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I think Rokmen has a nice superwinch on sale right now that I plan on ordering in the next few days. I would check it out.
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Thanks guys!
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I had no idea milemarker was chinese made. The US military uses them = \
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I had no idea milemarker was chinese made. The US military uses them = \
Milemarker's electric winches are all impoorted from China, Milemarker's hydraulic winches are all made in the U.S.

Though Milemarker wants us to believe they are the military's sole provider of winches, that is simply not true. Warn is another provider of the military's winches and I think Ramsey gets some sales to them too. The only Milemarker winches that the US military uses are their US made hydraulic winches, they don't use any of Milemarker's electric winches which are all imported from China.
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Milemarker's electric winches are all imported from China, Milemarker's hydraulic winches are all made in the U.S. Milemarker began importing electric winches when their sales of hydraulic winches nosedived and they lost dramatic marketshare to electric winch manufacturers.

Though Milemarker wants us to believe they are the military's sole provider of winches, that is simply not true. Warn is another provider of the military's winches and I think Ramsey gets some sales to them too. The only Milemarker winches that the US military uses are their US made hydraulic winches, they don't use any of Milemarker's electric winches which, again, are all imported from China.

I like Milemarker's hydraulic winches but I'm no fan of how they try to imply they are the military's (I think it's just the Army anyway) sole winch provider & that they try to infer the military also uses their electric winches which is not true either.
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Milemarker's electric winches are all imported from China, Milemarker's hydraulic winches are all made in the U.S. Milemarker began importing electric winches when their sales of hydraulic winches nosedived and they lost dramatic marketshare to electric winch manufacturers.

Though Milemarker wants us to believe they are the military's sole provider of winches, that is simply not true. Warn is another provider of the military's winches and I think Ramsey gets some sales to them too. The only Milemarker winches that the US military uses are their US made hydraulic winches, they don't use any of Milemarker's electric winches which, again, are all imported from China.

I like Milemarker's hydraulic winches but I'm no fan of how they try to imply they are the military's (I think it's just the Army anyway) sole winch provider & that they try to infer the military also uses their electric winches which is not true either.

True...From that Military "fella" that installs and uses them out on Ops.

Except for just the Army thing. Navy, Marines, AF, and Army all run hummvee's, MRAPS, HOGS, RHINO's, and other tactical vehicle with wenches. Ranging from Ramsey Warn Superwinch Tabor and Milemarker. Mostly all hydrolic winches. The few electic's we do get/use are ramseys.
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who makes the 50,000lb winches on some of them

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