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Customer Reviews for Ultra-Tow Trailer Winch - 1800-Lb. Capacity, Model# 400069

Ultra-Tow Trailer Winch - 1800-Lb. Capacity, Model# 400069

Item# 148821
Ultra-Tow hand trailer winch enables safer, easier loading and unloading of boats. Two speeds fast for quick pull in or low speed for increased mechanical advantage. Wire rope not included. Drum Capacity Wire Rope ft. 58 ft. of 5/16 in. wire rope not included, Load Capacity lbs. 1,800, Gear Ratio 4.11 & 9.81, Speeds 2, Ratchet Type Reversible. Can hold 5/16in. x 58-ft. wire rope not included
Average Customer Rating:
2 out of 5
2
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5
(4 Reviews) 4
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Rating Summary (4 reviews)
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1 of 4(25%)would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Ultra-Tow Trailer Winch - 1800-Lb. Capacity, Model# 400069
Review 1 for Ultra-Tow Trailer Winch - 1800-Lb. Capacity, Model# 400069
Overall Rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5

Poor Quality Winch

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July 9, 2013
By TMJ64
"Used (2) of these winches to raise aluminum truss docks. First time we used these winches, both small and large gears stripped and both winches were useless. I replaced a set of 900# winches with these 1,800# winches, and the old 900# winches outperform these 1,800# winches all day long!!!"
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
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Review 2 for Ultra-Tow Trailer Winch - 1800-Lb. Capacity, Model# 400069
Overall Rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5

Poor product

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August 20, 2012
By shuggs30
from Wake Forest, NC
"Used for a boat trailer, boat was under the stated weight and when attempting to fully bring the boat in the teeth on the winch stripped. Would not recommend.
It was easy to install on the winch arm."
Describe Yourself: Total Beginner
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Review 3 for Ultra-Tow Trailer Winch - 1800-Lb. Capacity, Model# 400069
Overall Rating:
2 / 5
2 / 5

Modifications Required

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July 16, 2011
By Bellboy
from Concord, NC
"I bought the 1,800 lb. Ultra-Tow winch in a local Northern Tool store in Concord, NC. I purchased this item to replace the winch on my boat trailer. I choose this particular model because it was a two speed model (a 7/8 socket and rachet are required to reposition the handle in order to change speeds), its capacity ratings, and because the box reads "Designed to use winch strap or cable (not included).
Since a strap was not included, I also purchased a two inch winch strap from the same store.
Much to my surprise, when I went to install the strap on the winch, there was absolutely no way to anchor the end of the strap to the center of the winch. The manufacturer did place four 1/2" holes around the outer part of the rim. This would have probably sufficed if I would have been using a cable, but they are worthless for a 2" strap. The holes are not ideal for a cable either, as I stated, they are on the outer part of the rim, not the inner part of the rim, where they should be.
In order to anchor my strap to the winch, I had to disassemble the winch and place the spool in my drill press. I bored a hole through the both rims, near the spindle. This allowed me to secure the loop in the end of the strap to the winch with a 3/8" bolt.
The winch works well, after my modifications. But I think the manufacturer needs to make some modifications of their own, in the engineering department."
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Review 4 for Ultra-Tow Trailer Winch - 1800-Lb. Capacity, Model# 400069
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

ultra tow trailor winch

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March 14, 2011
By timberking
"great winch for the price. works smooth. would have gave it 5 stars if you didnt have to unbolt the handle to switch from high to low gear."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
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