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.
well I would like to know how your an authorty on Badland winches, when you have TWO personal experience;s with TWO different models??
your's is an opinion as are the rest of us. BUT the folks that recommend BRAND name winches over HARBOR freight brand one's
have TONS Of happy owners, thats a FACT<M not an opinion, and maybe WHY there recommened so much, were not all wealthy with money to piss away!, just want proven quality for our bucks$$
I paid I bet as much or maybe less than you did for your badlands 3500, and mine was a superwinch on sale, and I had a coupon, I paid about 50 bucks, so?? I don't have money to waste, why I shop around whne i buy and research things, before buying as well!
and that is why I tend NOT to buy cheap crap made in places I have NO experience with, as I don't like to experiment with my funds I have., on things I don't trust. GOOD cuatomer service is also a reason to buy from quality KNOWN places!
all things can break or get a bad apple, customer service then , amkes or breaks a items worth??
someone on here posted facts about the cycle times and or amps drawn, on a badlands winch's,
compare them to a brand name winch, there IS a difference right there>
NOW I have never said they don't work or are ALL JUNK, I just bet the odds of getting bad one of Badlands is a LOT higher than buying a brand name winch, that has been my point
I don't care what you buy or how you spend your money, its your RIGHT to do so. BUT I will give MY honest opinion, as that is MY right on an open forum, MY experience is that MINE, as your's is your's
I have 35+ yrs of playing off road, seen a lot, done a lot, been there done that on many levels
WHAT I learned over time, is buying quality is seldom a mistake!, where buying cheap, many times is!
?? am I wrong??
how many people on this site buy non brand name parts for motors, and axles and such,???
a reason why, maybe? cause far too often these no name cheap knock off parts and what ever FAIL< facts, not made up opinions just by me>
harbor freight has many great products, won't say they don't, so NOT knocking all there products or even this Badl;ands winch, I am SAYING, I won't gamble on buying one for what I DO!
the small amount of saving to MAYBE get a good one?? doesn't hold water for me!