If I was a adventure with 1500 pound sxs I would have at least a 4000lb front winch and have a winch set up for the back on a quick wiring attach and rear receiver mount. Sometimes you just can't go forward. Wheels and suspension get locked under logs, roots and skeg.. Winching frontwards in them situations can cause serious damage to stuff.. Always have a backup plan. Or at the very least get a stout hand winch, snatch blocks, extra straps.. I rather have it and not need it ect ect ect.