Great scale winch - highly recommended
I have been using this model winch on a couple of my scale comp rigs for some time now. Winch looks great - nice scale detail (the chrome handle/switch is for looks only - no function). I spool mine with braided fishing line to get more line on the spool for those extra long pulls. I've had no failures in the gear sets on this model. Only motor failures I have experienced was due to user error (accidentally hitting the button on remote and not knowing it). Replacement motors are available separately, and are easily replaced by an experienced solderer. Motor has more that enough power to get you through the tough obstacles, and enough power to pick an average weight scale rig off the ground. The motor does seem to bog down a little with a lot of large diameter (300#) line spooled on the drum. The mounting plate can be flipped around to accommodate various installations. The roller fairlead works fine, but I prefer to use a Hawse fairlead (available separately). I highly recommend this winch for both looks and performance.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Brandon Toungette from Columbia, Tennessee.