Originally Posted by cj41foley
that 8274 will pull the stink off sh!t, the biggest problem folks have with winches is under powered, I've had a 8274 on the back of flat bed and with 2 batteries and 140 amp alt. it was plenty strong enough for ANYTHING!
From experince, that I have had. Small winches like the 8274, and 9000# on a K-5 blazer ended up breaking when trying to do vehicle recovery.
In my opinion and experince the bigger the better when it comes to winches. The last thing you want is to be stuck somewhere with a broken winch.
Another big thing when it comes to winches is maintanence. People don't maintain the winches properly.
If you do get the 8274 that needs a new cable. May I suggest getting the synthetic cable. It requires less maintanence, and is lighter, and much better in my opinion then the steel cable. Plus it lasts longer as well. Less possiblilty for kinks, and fraying of the cable. Also requires no greasing of the cable.