Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 7
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Drakenfly Bic disposable ewinch
After having the remote trigger switch being accidentally destroyed I thought I would contact the manufacture directly and see if I could get it replaced. I was told I would need to purchase a whole new winch and that they did NOT supply "spare" parts for that model, which tells me all I need to know about Buffalo junk. I've never had a problem with other manufactures of winches as far as getting a winch repaired or having anything replaced.
August 24, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mike It works, just be sure the specs will satisfy your needs...
It is very affordable and does function. The plastic case does not appear to be designed to deal with the mass inside it. I almost broke the case and separated the seem in the glued plastic the first time I picked it up to get it out of the box before I saw the handle built into the case.
The power cables will not reach the front of an F250 from the rear hitch. I had to use my jumper cable to extend them. It operates at the speed in the specs but it is hard to get a feel for how slow it is until you see it in action. The first time I operated it I thought it was broken because the cable was being taken in so slowly I could not tell it was actually moving. After double checking that the clutch was tightened I did discern from close up that it was actually moving so I was patient and waited for it to take up the slack and move the object. It was capable of moving a mid size ATV with a broken transmission gear shifter onto a trailer with a ramp while it was in gear. It will not be fast enough for what I originally purchased it for(loading small logs on a sawmill instead of using a hand crank), but I will keep it for emergencies.
April 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by raym winch
The leads to the battery are far too short to reach the battery if you have winch attached to trailer hitch. They need to be much longer.
April 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer For quality and value, this was a great tool and a very useful purchase. At less than $100.00 it was well worth it.
From the first time I used the winch, I was impressed with it's power and versitility. The trailer ball hitch was very handy and usefull. My only complaint is that I couldn't find in the instruction booklet any mention of the hand clutch which you had to loosen to unwind the winch by hand , thus saving your battery for when it's really needed. Once we deduced how to use that, it was a great and useful tool which almost payed for itself in our first session of use.
December 31, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Curlie Exactly as described great for my dad's ATV
We wanted a corded remote so my dad wouldn't lose the remote when he was hunting. This is a great product.
January 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paul good product
I purchased your winch only to lift my handicapped scooter into my SUV.
It works very well, but is too powerful and heavy for the meager task assigned.
However, it was the smallest 12v. winch I could find, and serves it's purpose well.
December 20, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mickey good for the price
It did the job I bought it for but I don't think it's as strong as I expected. The better units are more expensive.
August 14, 2012