On the bold, I think the roller fairlead is a weak point out there. A friend bought a Yamaha Grizzly in '13 w/ the Yammi winch (by Warn?). During snowplowing the 1st winter the bottom roller froze up & the cable cut thru it. I took it apart & saw it was just a piece of tubing w/ plastic "bushings" on the ends like you speak of. I machined him a new roller out a piece of alum' round stock.google em. decent winch's, the wiring is the weak spot and the fairleads. ive used mine for like 2 winters now? No issues with even the wiring, but the bottom roller on my fairlead...the plastic bushings wore out pretty quick.. luckily, i had some material laying here and i stuffed it in the roller and fit perfectly (not even sure wtf it was originally from..) and is holding up just fine. neighbor uses his anytime someone gets stuck, and when plowing and its been flawless. (we go the 3500# winches) im satisfied for 120 bucks. lol its saved me that in time for plowing n crap.
How's the line speed? Is it really slow or fast?Just installed 5,000lb on my ranger 800...was a butt kicking but sure should help! Paid $155 with 20% online coupon.
AKA a hawse fairlead:I bought a solid piece fairleed this time.
Oh OK. When you said solid, I was thinking non-roller.Not a hawse. It looks like what came on it but it is stamped and folded up to hold the rollers with no gaps between the sides. This is more solid one piece. Stronger looking than the original one that came with it.
No, most guys don't. But if you use it lot, sure wouldn't hurt!do you need to put a second batt on for a winch ??
Jef City MO