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post #21 of 131 (permalink) Old 02-27-2015, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for your thoughts. Price attractive but may need something more dependable.
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Buy a good one. I went with the Warn 2500 that the Honda dealer recommended. When you drive into places feeling comfortable because you have a winch its good to have one that will work! The instructions that came with winch, mounting plate and accessory harness made it a breeze to install. It was pricey , but all good things are.
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thanks for your thoughts. Price attractive but may need something more dependable.
Check out these superwinches below. I highly reccomend superwinch over earn simply because they are the same thing But different names and prices!!
The first link is to the lt3000 which is the one I have in my rincon and have been plowing with it all winter and havnt had one problem.

Amazon.com: Superwinch 1130220 LT3000ATV 12 VDC winch 3,000lbs/1360kg with roller fairlead, mount plate, handlebar rocker switch, and handheld remote: Automotive

Amazon.com: Superwinch 1120210 LT2000 12-Volt ATV Winch (2,000 lb Capacity): Automotive

Amazon.com: Superwinch LT2000 12V Utility Winch (2,000lb): Automotive

Amazon.com: Superwinch 1135220 Terra 35 3500lbs/1591kg single line pull with roller fairlead, handlebar mnt toggle, handheld remote: Automotive

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I agree. Buy a good one. Get the badlands 3500.

I won't put down superwinch because I don't have one but I can tell you that based on the experience with mine and the one mounted on a friends rincon, the badlands 3500 is not the "Chinese outlet store" crap that everyone here is saying it is. Considering that none of them own one, I'm not sure how they've become such an authority on the subject. I own one. I ride around with it under water. Pull from stupid angles. Hung my rancher from a tree with it last weekend so I could spray down the bottom. You guys can all keep telling each other what a great decision you made to spend more money for the superwinch. Seems to me that you spent probably twice as much as I did, if not more, to buy a winch that's doing the same thing mine is doing.

Fyi - I am only referring to the 3500. Please don't tell me about your friends that had a different model and how it was crap so this one is crap too.
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I use nothing but warn for my winches, they are not cheap !..lol. as for the tire changer ?, my bud has one at his shop I use a lot !. it has the bead breaker on the bottom, and the tire mounting and removing on the top part. the top part works pretty good for the most part. the bead breaker on the other hand on the bottom ?..mehh..junk !..lol. the metal part is too soft..its not curved to fit tight against the rim where the bead is ?..this leads to it just pushing off the bead ?, or it will bend !..lol. would I buy one ?..heck no !, not even if it was 3 dollars !!..lol. I can use my truck to drive the bead off the rims on anything I work on. works just as good, if not better than anything from harbor freight !..lol. save your money.

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Sometimes cheap tools are necessary. Some of you talking about spend the extra money, I would like to see you buy a 2" wrench off a tool truck or even a craftsman just for it to get beat on with a 4lbs sledge lol. Not me. As far as the winch, I have no experience with the 2500. My uncle has the 12,000lbs badland on his car trailer and we drag all kinds of stupid stuff with it. He does a lot of scrapping so it gets used a lot. Biggest thing i can think of that he pulled was a 1980 something White combine. It didnt struggle at all. Its had the tounge of an 18' camper drop on it and its still going strong after 4ish years of hard use. I think that says a good bit about it, then again it might have been made on a Wednesday lol. I also have a friend that runs a tow business that had a 12,000 on one of his rollbacks, he didnt have any complaints other that the wired remote kept screwing up.

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To whichever of the administrators that merged these three threads together. I get it you don't like Harbor Freight. Well some of us aren't blessed with unlimited bank accounts and have to do with what we have. This sometimes means we don't pay for the best brand names. But merging these three together made the information contained within them so confusing that the thread is worthless. I understand merging threads together when they are on the same subject to keep the site a little more "clean" looking. But to us this was three different subject: winches, welders, and bead breakers. To you apparently just Chinese junk. I do thank you for your service to the site, but I wish you would not let your "opinions" over rule every one else's.
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Harbor freight Badland 2500 lb winch..any good

I do but some hf tools and they have good and abused. We are talking a $10 set. I had a cheap eBay winch on my other bike and it was good. Didn't use it much or pull heavy loads with it. If I was getting one of these hf winches I would buy the next size bigger than what I wanted.

Lifting a plow blade 100's of times a day is a lot different than winching out a stuck quad or pulling a log off the road where winch is running at or near full load the entire time.

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What doofus decided to merge these threads, anyway?
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What doofus decided to merge these threads, anyway?
wasn't me this time !..lol.

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