Anyone see the new Quadratec brand wenches that are available next month? If so, any thoughts. They show comparisons with other brands. Looks like it might be a good deal. It's on there main page.
For I definitely love Warn, and it's the winch brand I recommend more than any other winch, but Warn does source parts from China. Final assembly is in the US, though.For not even a $100 more you can get a entry level warn Economy 8K so why risk it. Besides you could sell the warn in a year or two for at least half to upgrade.
I had a Smittybilt XRC-8 fail me 4+ times when I absolutely needed it to work. Solenoid went. New one in, failed again when I needed it, etc. Many hours added to the trip later, I arrived home at 4am of what should've been an earlier (10pm) arrival. Such is wheeling I guess.I have had three different brand winches fail me when I needed them the most in the last 3 years!! Yes, and one was the "oh-so-cherished" Warn brand. The failure rate of any winch seems to be inversely-proportional to the mess you are in when you require its' service !! EVERY Warn winch I have ever (i.e. qty. 3) had leaked like a screen door on a submarine.......
The last wench I had fail me cost me over $875,000.00. I refer to her as "plaintiff", she simply calls me defendant.............now that it is over, I LMFAO!!