Winches and horsepower

MyDaughters20JL

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Because the chances of actually needing a winch are pretty slim, I’ve decided I’d like to go inexpensive when it comes to winches. I originally was thinking of the Badland Apex winch, but the 12,000 pound quadratec which seems to be a goodbye as well. My concern is that the Badland winch is rated at 6 hp and the quadratec is only rated at 4.9. Is the horsepower difference really that big of a deal When it all gets gear down anyway?

And as long as were on the subject, has anybody got any real life experience with the quadratec line of winches?
 

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No I don’t think the horsepower matters that much. It’s the torque of the motors that really matter anyway and they do not give us those numbers. Besides, as you said, the almost 300:1 gear reduction in today’s winches should be plenty.

no experience with the quadratic winches but the Apex was much better made than I expected for the price when I installed it two weeks ago.
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