Rated 2.2 out of 5 by 6
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by fiver The units have a manufacturing defect.
I bought 2 of the TR8041 units; neither pawl engaged unless held in by hand. I returned them after talking to the manufacturer (Torin Jacks) and was told they now have a new batch (T32054). Note, the Home Depot site still lists them as TR8041, but the Torin rep said the T32054's are shipped.
On the T32054 units (I bought 2 more), only one of the two pawls engages; the other does not engage even if you push on it. The ratchets and pawls are at an angle to each other. So all of the force will be applied to only one side of the mechanism; I will not use them since I expect they would fail very easily.
August 7, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jdtree A pretty raggedy tool
Ordered two of the Big Red 4-ton come alongs to help in bringing down some dead trees. Ratchet teeth fit poorly and within an hour needed constant attention to make sure they seated properly in the gear. I worked the things pretty hard, but i don't think pushed them past their 4-ton limit. Nuts started popping off the bolts. Within three hours, one of the winches failed. I picked up a 2-ton model made by Maasdam, not Big Red. Much better fitted and more solidly built. I have more confidence in the 2-ton Maasdam than I do the 4-ton Big Red.
June 15, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Grepaw 4 ton comealong Torin
I just got the 4 ton comealong I ordered on line. The rachet that registers with the teeth was on an angle. Looks like they put the wrong size bolt thru it. I had a job just getting the cable back on the spool. The spring that holds the rachet down was to say the best very poor. It did not work. I would think HD could do alot better for a 4 ton comealong.
The 2 ton comealong Maasdam I got 8 years ago from HD was built like a watch compared to this one.
Don't wast your time ordering the 4 ton comealong on line
April 21, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Web5540 4 ton come-along
This comealong is junk. The rachet mechanism didn't work at all. Unusable! Disappointing coming from Home Depot. To their credit, they did a full refund (including shipping) at a local Home Depot store where I found a high quality comealong for the same price, although it's a 2 ton unit.
July 25, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Exactly what is needed.
Delivers performance when required. Don't buy the lesser versions.
May 29, 2012