I finally had the chance to put the new winch to the test. Twice in one weekend! First, dad called and was buried 2 hours away at the hunting lease. He tried the land owner and he wouldn't even hook on to him. Called the only tow company and they wanted $200 just to look at him then extra to extract. When I arrived, I had to dig his hitch out of the ground to hook on to him. Pulled right out. Then came the test. My brother in law has been trying to extract an old (maybe 30 something model) flat bed work truck that was his grand dads many moons ago. This thing has been sitting under a tree so long that it sank into the ground up to the axles and frame. He tried hooking it up with his warn 9.5 and F-150 but no luck at all. He tried our big tractor but it just buried the wheels. I pulled the burb up to it and parked the tractor beside me. With a snatch block and big D ring I started the pull. It drug the burb and the tractor. After I scotched the tires on the tractor and set the ebrake I started to pull again and out it rolled. I was very impressed. His warn has pulled us out of many sticky situations but for half the price, I am very impressed with my Milemarker.