Masterlock 2000 lb Multi Purpose Winch
Decent Tool - Awesome service from Supplier
So far I'd say it does a pretty good job. I used it to pull down some some pretty big trees (from the base) that wouldn't fall (because they were resting against other trees). And I've used it to pull a snow mobile onto a tilted trailer. I use it with a pulley to double the power.
The last time I used it, I worked it too hard for too long and the electrical cable got too hot and melted the plastic insulation off at both ends of the cable. It was no longer usable.
I wrote to the supplier/manufacturer asking where I could buy a replacement power cable. They said they had no way to sell me one so after a couple of email exchanges they offered to send me one for free....called it warranty. I was very impressed and appreciative.
I don't know enough about electricity so I'll have to check whether it will make a difference but I'm thinking of shortening the power cable to reduce the risk of overheating it again. Of course, I'll be more careful not to overload it again. When this one dies, I'll probably buy another one (on sale).
April 24, 2013
pass on it
The first time I used it to get may nissan pickup out of snow, not a difficult pull, it reeled in the cable and with a little bit of tension it froze up and will not do anything. It has a tiny motor cheap stamped gears just a load of junk I wish thier was a harbour freight in Canada cause those badland winches have great reviews at great prices. PS the manual states that the winch pulls 2000 lbs at a 45 degree slope pathetic should be a dead lift at 2000 lbs
February 22, 2013
I bought it and have used it to pull small moose and deer into the back of my truck. I have had no problems with it and it has allowed me to easily pull large animals into the back of the truck by myself.
November 15, 2012
A Good Buy
Bought it for the cottage to pull a 16" aluminum boat up an incline about 35 deg. app 4 feet high. and then about 10 feet from shore. Anchored it to a tree with a cable. Worked great! would recommend it even for those on lonely winter roads, cottage roads or just to have for some extra muscle. 100 bucks well worth the added peace of mind.
November 14, 2010