I am looking for a winch.. I figured I would post this for anyone else who is.
Disclaimer.. all facts were researched by me and there may be small bits
needing correction.. if anyone has any corrections that they KNOW are true
please post them. abriv CE=chicago electric MM=milemarker
Winches to be discussed
CE 8000# 299$
MM 8000 and 9000# aprox 430-500$
MM 12000 550$
T-max 3 old models available at www.e-winches.com
(also available 9500@559 shipped 11000@600 shipped.)
T-max 3 New models with the new 6.6hp electric motors email@example.com
Some info/hearsay on new warn winches.
I will also edit in some links later on.
CE 8000# winch is the same as MM 8000# made in same china factory.
Uses bushings instead of bearings in some internal part(s)
Ramsey 8.5E seems to be identicle in nearly every way to the CE/MM 8000
winches even being made in the VERY same chinese plant.
CE9000# Avoid at all costs A pos winch with under 4500 real capacity
being marketed as 9000# Winch
MM 12000 manufacured by t-max in china under special quality control and
supervision by australia engineers?(this is true until 2004 not sure now)
I do believe there is alot of this old stock mm12000's around for sale still...
The old model t-max winches seem to be very competitive with Warn and
are marketed as premium winches at a low price... 5.5hp motors fast
line speed... and good reviews from professionals.
New model t-max. Improved in all ways from the old. Still made in china
but with higher quality standards. 6.6hp motor fast line speed.
Price increased but probably worth it.
I was also looking at warn winches.. and as many would say they are
susposed to be the best in the business. I have also read many complaints
about warn winches made in the last 1-2 years since warn has susposedly
been bought out. I put most of these off to the fact that they have more
winches out there than anyone.. and comsumer error.. but there maybe
something to that. Btw if anyone thinks warn is an AMERICAN winch company....Then you have never heard of outsourcing..
In the end.. I havent been scared away and I will probably go with
the CE8000$ for 299$ local pickup. 30$ roller fairlead and 50$ 2 year
no question asked replacement plan.
If I do go with something else It will be a 11000# t-max from
Jegs in delaware ohio (local pickup :) 600+tax
I'd like to shell out 1000 for a warn.. but I havent seen anything that makes
me think they are worth the HUGE premium for that brand.
Btw Tom T-max solonoids are remote mount.
Some prices include shipping some dont.. if it says shipped after the price...
then it includes shipping...duh :)
/end of ramble/