JEEP LIFE AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS
"Not all those who wander are lost"
I continue to go back and forth on the idea of paying at least two or three times the amount for a Warn winch versus a solid, good quality Quadratec winch. So, like any reasonably sane person, I went with the Quadratec one. Ok, I'm kidding, I'm sure your sanity has nothing to do with buying a winch, but if you're like me, you work hard for your money and spending needs to come with some responsibility. It doesn't mean the Warn winch that I'm talking about isn't a great winch, it is, I'm just saying the vast majority of us will be perfectly happy with a much more affordable one.
Welcome my new Quadratec Q9500is Self Recovery Winch with Dyneema Synthetic Rope! This stealth version looks mean in all black and it retails for only $499 bucks! I love it.
When the box arrived I was amazingly happy to see that I really only had to connect the positive and negative cables, bolt the winch down and it was ready to use! Very different than my last winch from a different manufacturer that's for sure! It honestly took me all of about 20 minutes and it was done. I'm pretty sure just about anyone can install this winch.
-Class Leading Line Pull Ratings for Extra Pulling Capacity
-Heavy Cast Aluminum - Heat Dissipating Solenoid Housing
-Pre-Assembled and Pre-Wired with Simplified Installation
-Superior Off Road Durability with Rugged Sleek Looks
-Hefty Clutch Control
-Case Hardened Input Gears To HRC 30-38*
-Case Hardened Intermediate Gears To HRC 43-48*
-Case Hardened Output Gears To HRC 43-48*
-Stainless Steel Hardware Throughout
-Case Hardened Hex Drive Shaft To HRC 38-42*
-Load Holding Brake System
-Winch Drum is Case Hardened To HRC 55-58*
-High Strength Aluminum Tie Bars
-Shaft Coupler is Case Hardened To HRC 30-38*
-Solid Copper and Brass Power Terminals
-Durable Powder Coat Finish
-Powerful 4.8 Horsepower Series Wound Motor
-Heavy Duty Integrated Solenoid
-Dyneema® Synthetic Rope 90' x 3/8"
-Forged Steel Clevis Hook
-Nylon Safety Hook Strap
-High Visibility Rubberized Winch Remote with 12' Cord
-Solid Copper Battery Cables
-Aluminum Hawse Fairlead (Rockwell Hardness)
Now, I can't say I took this winch out and battle tested it just yet, but I will, and I've never had a bad experience with a Quadratec product. The specs seem pretty impressive and for most of us our winches will be used occasionally not daily and this Quadratec Q9500is is more than capable of handling everything I'll be throwing at it.
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