I wish I had a suitable rafter in my garage like that or a tree that would work...it would make working on the bottom and cleaning it out easy!
However, pulling a 1200lb SxS up in the air is nothing compared to being buried in peanut butter mud. Ever walked in mud with boots on and almost lose the boot? I have a 3500lb Superwinch Terra and have been in a few spots where it would not pull me out without a snatchblock (I was in deep ruts coming out of a creek crossing and the front wheels were wedged against a vertical 3 foot rut..couldnt back out and surely couldnt go forward). I have also seen a stuck quad need 3 winches on it to get out.....
If a guy doesnt get into situations like that or do mud, then a 2500lb would work well, but a winch is not something I would try and save a few bucks on (because when you need it, you tend to REALLY need it).
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